MTB-VTT: The Absa Cape Epic Full Service MTB Stage Race Stellenbosch 2024 (ZAF)

📆 Absa Cape Epic 17 – 24 March 2024


The Absa Cape Epic is the largest full-service mountain bike stage race in the world. From the day the race starts, riders need only look after their bodies and continue racing. Everything else is taken care of.

An early buffet breakfast is served each morning. Race nutrition, water and isotonic carbohydrate drinks are freely available at water points throughout the route. Trained medical staff are on course and a fully-equipped race hospital is in operation at each Race Village. At each stage finish line riders’ bikes are cleaned by the Bike Wash team while the Woolworths Recovery Zone restores energy levels with nutritious lunch and snacks.

From the first to the last stage, rider bags are transported between the different Race Villages. Single-person tents with mattresses are provided, where exhausted riders can rest and enjoy a comfortable night’s sleep and enclosed shower units offer riders a relaxing, private shower after a gruelling day in the saddle.

📆 16-23 March 2025

The Absa Cape Epic is open to professional and amateur mountain bikers alike and has seen amateurs from all walks of life compete alongside decorated professional mountain bikers, including both Olympic medalists and World Champions. It is every rider’s responsibility to ensure that they arrive at the start with the necessary fitness level to complete a multi-stage mountain bike race.

Author: Cyclisto Caffè