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THE 2024 ABSA CAPE EPIC STARTS THIS SUNDAY

America's Howard Grotts and Switzerland's Nino Schurter will join a huge field of international riders vying for the titles in the 8-day South African stage race

A stacked UCI Men’s field will do battle across eight days on what is arguably the toughest course in the race’s 20-year history
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GREG MINNAAR REVEALS HIS PLANS FOR THE COMING YEAR

A little email goes a long way

What's Greg Minnaar going to do next? Santa Cruz announced a few weeks ago that Greg Minnaar was leaving the team at the end of this year. We emailed Greg to find out what he's planning to do in 2024. He didn't tell us what team he's…
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PHOTOS AND RESULTS: ABSA CAPE EPIC, STAGE 3

Cape Town, South Africa

Amy Wakefield and Candice Lill (e-FORT. net | SeattleCoffeeCo) won the transition stage in the CM.com Women’s category, while Matt Beers won the Men’s Stage 3 race alongside American partner Christopher Blevins…
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LEADERS JERSEYS CHANGE HANDS IN CAPE EPIC AFTER THE END OF STAGE 1

Nino Schurter, Andri Frischknecht, Amy Wakefield and Candice Lill turn up the heat

Stage 1 of the 2023 Absa Cape Epic saw the Ciovita leader jerseys change hands as SCOTT-SRAM MTB-Racing’s Nino Schurter and Andri Frischknecht claimed the yellow jersey in the Men’s category. e-FORT. net | SeattleCoffeeCo’s Amy Wakefield…
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THE 2023 ABSA CAPE EPIC ROUTE

Where Africa's Majesty Beckons

Absa Cape Epic Press Release For Immediate Distribution The Absa Cape Epic is the most spectacular mountain bike race on earth. Photo by Nick Muzik The 2023 Absa Cape Epic, from…
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MEN’S TEAM SCORES HISTORIC UPSET IN CAPE EPIC

America's Haley Batten and Sofia Gomez Villafane lose the final stage but take the women's overall title

The Absa Cape Epic has drawn to a close and the final stage of the event delivered a day that saw the event’s history books rewritten as Speed Company Racing overcame a two-minute and 45-second deficit to claim the Men’s yellow leader…
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STAGE 3: MORE SURPRISES IN THE ABSA CAPE EPIC

The Americans are battling for the overall wins in South Africa

Stage 3 of the Absa Cape Epic was another true marathon stage that was over 100 kilometers long. In the Men’s category, Speed Company Racing delivered on their Prologue promise of being here to “take over” as they stormed to the stage win…
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PAULINE FERRAND-PREVOT AND ROBYN DE GROOT WIN WOMEN’S PROLOGUE IN ABSA CAPE EPIC

Multi-time UCI World Champion Pauline Ferrand-Prevot shares the Prologue win in her debut appearance at the event, racing with the much more experienced De Groot

NEWS RELEASE Debutant Pauline Ferrand-Prévot of France and South African partner Robyn de Groot (BMC MTB Racing) served notice to the rest of the CM.com Women's category at the 2022 Absa Cape Epic with a commanding…
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HOW TO KEEP IMPROVING YOUR MOUNTAIN BIKE ABILITY

Tips from Gene Hamilton of Better Ride

"It is amazing to me how much time and money we invest in mountain biking and how little attention we pay to our performance and what may have positive and what may have negative effects on our performance."—Gene Hamilton, Better Ride
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BEERS AND SARROU WIN 2021 CAPE EPIC

Absa Cape Epic wraps up in style in South Africa

Sarrou was at a loss for words after his eight days of mountain biking. “This is just incredible,” he said. “I have no words. It’s been such an amazing week riding with Matt. We had the yellow jersey right from the start and we never let it…
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LAURA STIGGER AND SINA FREI WIN THE ABSA CAPE EPIC PROLOGUE

The epic event is underway again in South Africa

Mud-splattered by the finish, the pair were delighted with their efforts. “It was really tough out there today thanks to the weather, but we are used to those conditions from some of our recent XCO rides, so we handled it well,” said …
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