Cape Epic. The Complete Boxset.

Cape Epic. The Complete Boxset.

5 Seasons

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 unspoilt scenery and up 16 000m of vertical ascent.

The Absa Cape Epic route team take two years to plan exactly where in South Africa's rugged Western Cape riders will test themselves with a distance of around 700km and 16 000m climbing. The route is a well kept secret until it is announced in September each year. Guaranteed each year are challenging traverses of iconic fynbos valleys, majestic mountains ranges, deep ravines, indigenous forests, spectacular coastlines and flourishing vineyards.

Cape Epic. The Complete Boxset.
  • Cape Epic 2016 - Women's Highlights

    Episode 1

    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

    Episode 2

    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...

  • Cape Epic 2016 Prologue

    Episode 3

    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

    Episode 4

    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

    Episode 5

    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

    Episode 6

    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

    Episode 7

    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

    Episode 8

    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

    Episode 9

    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

    Episode 10

    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 - Live

    Episode 11