Tag Archives: ABSA Cape Epic

Additional Cape Town Cycle Tour entries ‘up for grabs’

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(Cape Town, 3 October 2014) Another 3 000 entries are to be made available to local riders wanting to take part in the 2015 Cape Town Cycle Tour. All available entries were snapped up in just eight hours when they opened last month, taking the race organisers by surprise and leaving many local would-be entrants disappointed. David Bellairs, a director of the Cape ...

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From Sand to Snow – Mannie Heymans to ride Snow Epic

Mannie ‘Mr African’ HEYMANS at 2014 Absa Cape Epic, stage 4 - -SPORTZPICS

Earlier this year cycling legend Mannie Heymans became the first person to do the Absa Cape Epic on a fatbike. Now he will be swopping the sand dunes of Namibia for the ski slopes of Switzerland – and the first ever Snow Epic. Heymans won the inaugural Transalp MTB stage race in 1998 and then the first Absa Cape Epic ...

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Dimension Data to sponsor the Masters category at the 2015 Absa Cape Epic

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The world’s foremost mountain bike stage race announced on Friday that the Dimension Data’s role as a headline sponsor would be extended to sponsoring the jersey. The Masters category is fiercely contested and the sponsorship was immediately welcomed by legendary Dutch mountain biker Bart Brentjens, who won the Masters division in this year’s Absa Cape Epic. “The Cape Epic is ...

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Dimension Data joins the Absa Cape Epic team

Photo Credit DimensionData01B-Sportograf, DimensionData02B-Gary Perkin

Global information and communication technology giant Dimension Data has joined the Absa Cape Epic, the world’s foremost mountain bike stage race, as a headline sponsor. The internationally-renowned IT infrastructure provider will be the Official Technology Partner to the Absa Cape Epic. It will handle all technology and communications aspects related to the race, including supplying equipment, personnel and support to ...

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Get ready for the 2015 Absa Cape Epic new route

The lead riders during stage 1 of the 2014 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wines in Robertson, South Africa on the 24 March 2014

Photo by Nick Muzik/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

The annual highlight on the Absa Cape Epic calendar (besides the race of course) is just around the corner! The much-anticipated launch of the 2015 route will take place in the mother city for the very first time on 22 October. The Westin Cape Town, on the foreshore, will host this prestigious event, and promises to be a spectacular night ...

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Friends ride the Absa Cape Epic for The VisionTrust

(From left) Steven Dimond and Edrich Fivaz to take on next year's Absa Cape Epic.

Friends Edrich Fivaz (33) and Steven Dimond (37) from the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town have announced their plans to take on the legendary Absa Cape Epic in 2015 to raise funds for The VisionTrust. Founded by adventurer, businessman and motivational speaker Hein Wagner, the organisation has worked tirelessly since 2007 to assist people living with visual impairment to find ...

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Running from the Hyena’s through an Epic Challenge

Riders make their way through the mud during stage 3 of the 2014 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wines in Robertson to The Oaks Estate in Greyton, South Africa on the 26 March 2014
Photo by Karin Schermbrucker/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

The Absa Cape Epic is notably one of – if not the toughest – mountain biking stage races, and although the drop out number for 2014 was the lowest since it started, it was definitely not easier than previous years. Taking on this monster of a race you need to prepare your mind and body for 8 days of some ...

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