Cape Epic 2016

Cape Epic 2016

In 2016, Cape Epic is held for the 13th time, but never before the route promised that much single-trail action: 110 of the 647 kilometres will lead over the tiny paths that mountain bikers love so much. But riders and spectators will also love the further parts of the route of this “Untamed African Mountain Bike Race” that includes magnificent mountain landscapes, wide-open African plains, indigenous forests and flourishing vineyards. From March 13 to 20, 2016, the participants will conquer 14,960 metres in altitude on their route from Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville over Saronsberg, Wellington, Boschendal and back to Meerendal Wine Estate.

Cape Epic 2016
  • Cape Epic 2016 Prologue

    Welcome to the 2016 Absa Cape Epic: The 13th edition of the world’s premier mountain bike stage race.
    The spectacular scenery around Cape Town and the Western Cape plays host to the best mountain bikers on the planet and dedicated amateurs.
    The V&A Waterfront, one of the most visited landmarks ...

  • Cape Epic 2016 - Stage 1

    From the race village at Saronsberg Wine Estate, Stage 1 loops around the town in the Tulbagh bowl with more than a few trips up the slopes of its surrounding mountains. It will introduce riders to many of the new tracks in the area with the action starting on the day’s Land Rover Technical Terra...

  • Cape Epic 2016 - Stage 2

    Stage 2 of the 2016 Absa Cape Epic, the 100th stage in the history of the event, was held in another hot, windless day in Tulbagh. The racing in both the Men’s and Women’s categories was fiery too...

  • Cape Epic 2016 - Stage 3

    It's no surprise that Platt and Huber are dominating the Absa Cape Epic this year. With a third stage win, this time the 104km Stage 3 from Tulbagh to Wellington, Platt and Huber have moved nine minutes ahead of their nearest rivals, another German-Swiss team in the shape of Centurion Vaude by Me...

  • Cape Epic 2016 - Stage 4

    Kristian Hynek had a day of bad luck resulting in him pulling out of the race. Samuele Porro and Damiano Ferraro took the overall stage win and Annika Langvad won the stage in the Women’s category with Ariane Kleinhans, but only by five seconds!

  • Cape Epic 2016 - Stage 5

    German mountain-biking legend Sabine Spitz and her Ukranian partner Yana Belomoina were queens of Boschendal Wine Estate today when they won Stage 5 in a time of 4:51.06,5. just head of defending champions Annika Langvad and Ariane Kleinhans.

  • Cape Epic 2016 - Stage 6

    Periklis Ilias and Tiago Ferreira notched up a thrilling debut Absa Cape Epic stage win on the trails of Stellenbosch today as Sabine Spitz and Yana Belomoina fired another shot across the bows of the women leaders.

  • Cape Epic 2016 - Stage 7

    8 Days of Courage culminated at the Grand Finale of the 2016 Absa Cape Epic today! In the Men’s category Manual Fumic and Henrique Avancini took the final stage win with Karl Platt and Urs Huber winning overall. Yana Belomoina and Sabine Spitz enjoyed a Grand Finale win, but Ariane Kleinhans and ...

  • Cape Epic 2016 - Women's Highlights

    South Africa's Western Cape is home to spectacular mountain ranges, wide-open plains, vineyards and world class mountain biking. The Absa Cape Epic celebrates all of these! In its 13th year the prestigious 8 day stage race is open to professionals, amateurs, men and women alike. All categories ri...

  • Cape Epic 2016 - Men's Highlights

    The Absa Cape Epic is the Worlds premier mountain bike stage race; it attracts professional and amateur riders from around the world to battle it out over 8 days in South Africa’s Western Cape. The teams of two cover over 650 kilometers of mountain passes, vineyards and more single track than eve...