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If you're committed to riding the 2011 Absa Cape Epic, but were
unsuccessful in securing a lottery entry, you still stand a chance to
get in through our guaranteed charity entries. This is an opportunity for riders to ride in aid of charity which will make the race experience all the more worthwhile.
Kenny Belaey has once again claimed the title of World Champion trials rider. Beleay performed at the V&A Waterfront during the 2010 Absa Cape Epic registration and will again come out in October to entertain guests at the launch of the route for next year's Absa Cape Epic.
The 2010 Absa Cape Epic kick started the racing season for many pros. Excellent results were achieved by Absa Cape Epic pro riders on the 2010 World Cup circuit and in the World Championships. Judging by this, we can look forward to great action at the 2011 event.
One of the world's leading sports resorts, Club La Santa in Spain, is
proud to offer the first official European training camp for next year's
Absa Cape Epic. The camp will be taking place between 27 January and 3 February 2011.
Riders are invited to join the Absa Cape Epic organisers for an information session to be held in Cape Town on Tuesday 21 September.
Every year, months before the big event, a select group of the Absa Cape Epic’s core team sets out on a dress rehearsal of the course. With only a thin line to follow on their GPS systems and armed with Polar’s telemetry equipment, they test the route, making decisions involving waterpoint positioning, medic hotspots and cut off times.
Relive the trials and tribulations of those who braved the 2010 Absa
Cape Epic in the comfort of your very own armchairs...without the tired,
aching muscles and saddle sores!
Congratulations to our 2010 Rider Survey Competition Winner who walks away with a brand new EuroClassic bike rack kindly sponsored by Thule...
The Big Tree Foundation continues to grow cycling in the Western Cape. At a recent fun ride event in Paarl, nearly 1000 people flocked to Noorde Paarl High School for a fun filled day of riding, games and activities...
JAG Foundation takes JAG ALLSTARS Absa Cape Epic riders to experience
the JAG programmes 1st hand.
Congratulations to Absa Cape Epic riders Nino Schurter and Jose Hermida, winners of the first two UCI Mens Elite Cross Country World Cups of the 2010 season.
The final day of the taxing 2010 Absa Cape Epic presented by adidas saw
riders cover 65km and 1 640m of climbing, cycling from Oak Valley to
their final destination at the Lourensford Wine Estate. As is
tradition, the last stage was the shortest, but not easy.
Rainy weather conditions greeted the Absa Cape Epic enthusiasts for
stage 7 in Oak Valley. Today’s stage was beautiful, but hard. Most
riders are relieved that tomorrow will be the final stage of this
year’s epic adventure and are looking forward to returning home with
their finisher jerseys and medals, a treasured possession for all.
Stage 6 took riders from Worcester to Oak Valley, a distance of 123km
and 2 240m of climbing. After a neutral convoy out of Worcester, riders
were soon hugging the shores of Brandvlei Dam. Then the ups and downs
began; retracing some of the 2009 route in reverse. Climbs were short
but some gradients reached up to 26%.
In the 27km time trial stage, teams set off at 30 second intervals (in
reverse order according to their overall ranking). The route formed a
figure of eight through the foothills of Brandwacht, taking the race
along the western side of Worcester through semi-desert vegetation.
Eight hundred and sixty metres of climbing is a great deal on any
mountain biking day, but over one 27km it was extremely demanding.