Cape epic 2021

cape epic 2021

When does the Absa Cape Epic take place?

The Absa Cape Epic takes place every year around the last week of March and the first week of April. The ra... The Untamed African MTB Race, 17-24 October 2021. The Absa Cape Epic takes place every year around the last week of March and the first week of April.

When did Vermaak start the Cape Epic?

By February 2003 he was back in South Africa after eight years in London to establish the Cape Epic. Vermaak rode the Absa Cape Epic for the first time in 2016, and again in 2019. The route starts and finishes in the Western Cape, South Africa. It is redesigned every year.

Is the Absa Cape Epic the Tour de France of mountain biking?

Dutchman Bart Brentjens, 1996 Olympic gold medallist in mountain biking and a former Absa Cape Epic winner, described the event as the “Tour de France of mountain biking.” For 2021 the event is moving entirely indoors, on Zwift!

Which riders have completed all 16 editions of the Absa Cape Epic?

There are four riders who have completed all 16 editions of the Absa Cape Epic, with only one woman on that exclusive list, Hannele Steyn of South Africa. Karl Platt, Mannie Heymans, Bart Brentjens, Roel Paulissen, Jaroslav Kulhavy, Stefan Sahm and Howard Grotts all won the Absa Cape Epic the first time they rode the race.

What is the Absa Cape Epic?

First staged in 2004, the Absa Cape Epic is considered the toughest mountain bike stage race on Earth, attracting the best mountain bikers from around the world competing across five categories. Referred to as the Tour de France of mountain biking, its the only MTB stage race accredited as hors catégorie (beyond categorization) by the UCI.

What is the Absa Cape Epic route in 2022?

The Absa Cape Epic’s route is one of life’s ever-changing constants. No two editions, in the race’s 19-year history, have been the same and that tradition holds true for the 2022 edition of the Untamed African MTB Race. In 2022, the challenge begins in Lourensford Wine Estate, before traversing the Hottentots Holland Mountains to Elandskloof.

Is the Absa Cape Epic the toughest race in Africa?

Billed as magical and untamed, the Absa Cape Epic – staged towards the end of March every year - is also considered one of the toughest races of its kind.

Who finished second in the 2012 Absa Cape Epic?

Riding with Kevin Evans, he had finished second in the 2012 Absa Cape Epic which took place in March and the result therefore stood.

What is the Absa Cape Epic?

First staged in 2004, the Absa Cape Epic is considered the toughest mountain bike stage race on Earth, attracting the best mountain bikers from around the world competing across five categories. Referred to as the Tour de France of mountain biking, its the only MTB stage race accredited as hors catégorie (beyond categorization) by the UCI.

Which is the Tour de France of mountain biking?

Today the Absa Cape Epic is routinely referred to as the Tour de France of mountain biking. The growth of the Absa Cape Epic has been paralleled by an explosion in mountain biking in South Africa and there are now more than 50 stage races.

Who won the Absa Cape Epic 2013?

Burry Stander and Cristoph Sauser won 5 of 7 days, making Stander the first South African to win the Absa Cape Epic. Stander and Sauser again turned in a winning performance, beating team 360Life (Kevin Evans and David George) by almost 30 minutes. Team Burry Stander-Songo, Christoph Sauser and Jaroslav Kulhavý, won the 2013 Absa Cape Epic by 7:10.

What is the pre-Cape Epic bike race?

A mountain bike race held at the Grand Finale venue the morning of the Cape Epic finish, it is designed to allow riders to finish in time to see the winning Cape Epic riders cross the finish line.

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