MOUNTAIN-BIKE: Absa Cape Epic MTB South Africa

The Absa Cape Epic is the most televised mountain bike race in the world and the only eight-day mountain bike stage race classed as hors catégorie by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI); this official UCI status makes it a highlight on the professional racer’s calendar. The Absa Cape Epic also attracts aspiring amateur riders wanting to test themselves against the best. It is a full-service race, meaning that everything is taken care of from the start – all riders need to think about is riding.

The race must be completed by both members of a two-person team with only 680 teams allowed to ride the race each year. Every edition follows a different route, leading aspiring amateur and professional mountain bikers from around the world through roughly 700 untamed kilometres of unspoiled scenery and up 16 000m of climbing. (Source:

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Results 2023 (GC after stage 7):

Cat PosOv. PosTeamBib1Rider 1Bib2Rider 2Time
11Toyota-Specialized-NinetyOne10-1Matthew BEERS10-2Christopher BLEVINS26:17:04.00
22ORBEA x Leatt x Speed Company1-1Georg EGGER1-2Lukas BAUM26:20:53.50
33SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing3-1Nino SCHURTER3-2Andri FRISCHKNECHT26:21:15.60
46106Toproad – (Luxembourg)45-1Sebastian EINSLE45-2Gilles RUFFATO36:22:22.10
5123Toproad Roeserbann476-1Marc FAUTSCH476-2Fabienne SCHAUS37:13:10.4
6149Toproad by JANS Groupe (Luxembourg)475-1Georges VALENTINY475-2Isabelle KLEIN38:24:57.30
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