2021 Absa Cape Epic Postponed

After careful consideration and continued conversations with local authorities, we regret to announce that the 2021 Absa Cape Epic has been postponed to 17-24 October 2021. The decision to postpone the event has been made due to an upsurge of international and local Covid-19 cases, and the ever-changing restrictions relating to mass participation events in […]

3 from 3 for Specialized – Racing at the Swiss Epic

By securing their third stage victory in a row, Specialized – Racing’s Annika Langvad and Haley Batten are well on track to claiming a perfect score at the 2020 Swiss Epic. It is with good reason that Specialized – Racing’s Annika Langvad is considered the Queen of Stage Racing. In 7 Epic Series starts she […]

SCOTT-SRAM Give it Horns on Stage 3 of the Swiss Epic

 The Hörnli Trail was among the many highlights of Stage 3 of the 2020 Swiss Epic. In a day packed with downhill singletracks, around Arosa, it was unsurprising that SCOTT-SRAM’s Nino Schurter and Lars Forster emerged victorious.  Graubünden is famed, in the summer months, for its alpine cattle and vast dual-use trail network. On Stage […]

Specialized – Racing Secure Second Swiss Epic Stage Win

Annika Langvad and Haley Batten raced to a second successive Swiss Epic stage victory on Stage 2 of the 2020 race. The Specialized – Racing pair were dominant in the singletracks and clung onto their advantage on the long final climb to extend their general classification lead. Another mature performance by Haley Batten saw her […]

Future Cycling Northwave Ascend to Victory on Stage 2 of the Swiss Epic

Kristian Hynek and Martin Stošek timed their attack to perfection, climbing away from the rest of the leading group, inside the final 10 kilometres of Stage 2. For Future Cycling Northwave the move led to a Swiss Epic stage victory; but they could not do enough to unseat the race leaders, SCOTT-SRAM. The second stage […]

Off the Bike Adventures in Arosa

Adventures await for riders who choose to extend their stay in Graubünden and return to Arosa to explore the mountains and valleys of the region. Arosa plays host, for two nights, to the 2020 Swiss Epic. The teams will be treated to spectacular riding and amazing scenery, but with the focus on racing, many might […]

2021 Absa Cape Epic Entries Sell Out in Seconds

Entries to the 2021 Absa Cape Epic have sold out in a matter of seconds; after opening at 15h00, South African time, on Tuesday 19 May. With 90% of the 2021 entries taken up by those teams that had registered for 2020, space for new entries was highly limited and 55 team entries were made […]

Must-Do Post-Race Adventures in Davos

Extend your stay in Graubünden after the 2020 Swiss Epic and experience the best of Davos’ off-the-bike adventures. Davos hosts the Swiss Epic for the race’s final two stages in 2020. On the 21st and 22nd of August, not only will the teams experience some of the best mountain biking around Davos, they will also […]

2020 Reef to Reef Canceled

Over recent weeks we have remained positive and worked towards being able to deliver the third edition of Reef-to-Reef and 30th edition of Triple-R on 6-9 August 2020.  The Queensland Government, however, has recently extended the Queensland Public Health Emergency to 17 August 2020. This means that mass gatherings will still be restricted during our planned date and as a result, we will […]

Unlikely Legends

Gavin Wille and his riding partner, Craig Wylie, have known each other for 40 years. But two years ago when their adventure, at that stage still unknowingly, to become Epic Series Legends few of their friends would have guessed what they were capable of overcoming.

Old and new Epic Legends reflect on remarkable week at Absa Cape Epic

Five riders who’d already achieved Epic Legend status and two newly minted Epic Legends crossed the line on stage 7, the Grand Finale, at Val de Vie Estate, and looked back on an incredible eight days, not just of racing but also personal memories – moments that will define their lives. Minter Barnard. Photo: Sportograf […]

Scott-SRAM and Investec songo Specialized seal victory at 2019 Absa Cape Epic

At the Grand Final of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic, former winners Nino Schurter and Annika Langvad on Sunday completed their objectives of guiding two race newbies to victories in the last leg of the gruelling eight-day race around the Western Cape.   Men’s category Multiple World Champion Schurter and his Scott-SRAM MTB-Racing partner, European […]

Absa Cape Epic GC all but sewn up – dark horse Italians take stage 6

The leaders in both the Men’s and Women’s categories at the Absa Cape Epic extended their leads and both look virtually certain of victory going into Sunday’s Grand Finale stage into Val de Vie Estate. Women Annika Langvad and Anna van der Breggen (Investec-songo-Specialized) dispelled any vague suspicion that they were fading as the strongest […]

Swiss Epic makes rider’s Absa Cape Epic dream real

The Absa Cape Epic sells out in seconds and entries are in high demand. Absa Cape Epic founder Kevin Vermaak keeps a close eye on his ‘baby’ an event that has grown to establish itself as the pinnacle mountain bike stage race, known as The Untamed African Mountain Bike Race. “Every year we think of […]

Locals take the glory on stage 5 at Absa Cape Epic

Renaissance men Matthys Beukes and Philip Buys from South Africa shrugged off a disastrous first five days to win The Queen Stage of the Absa Cape Epic from Oak Valley Estate to Stellenbosch University. Former South African cross country champion Candice Lill, teamed with German Adelheid Morath took centre stage at the women’s category awards […]

Three world champions top time trial results at the Absa Cape Epic

Minor crashes for marathon world champion Annika Langvad from Investec-songo-Specialized, the leading Women’s category team, and Manuel Fumic from Cannondale Factory Racing, did not result in any physical injuries although Fumic damaged his bike and now he and partner Henrique Avancini (men’s marathon world champion) are likely to face a tough battle to hold their […]

Dramatic Change in Leaders at Absa Cape Epic

Much speculation had been made around a clean-sweep of wins for the men’s Scott-SRAM MTB-Racing and women’s Investec-songo-Specialized pairs ahead of Stage 3’s 107km out-and-back loop from Oak Valley Estate in Elgin; but this is the Absa Cape Epic and it’s not often that a story can be concluded prior to the crossing of the […]

A day of hatricks on stage 2 at Absa Cape Epic

Today’s racing was simple and complicated, all at the same time, as four out of five categories claimed three-from-three stage victories.    The Swiss pairing of Nino Schurter and Lars Forster (Scott-SRAM MTB-Racing) once again topped the Men’s Race. As did Annika Langvad and Anna van der Breggen (Investec-songo-Specialized) in the Women’s category and Merida Factory Racing in […]

Dominance consolidated on Stage 1 of Absa Cape Epic 

Prologue winners Annika Langvad and Anna van der Breggen (Investec-songo-Specialized) increased their lead in the Women’s race with a dominant performance that saw them ride away from their rivals early and set up a lonely journey back to the start/finish. After their nearest rivals allowed the Danish / Dutch pair to break away on the […]

World Champions establish their superiority at Absa Cape Epic

It was a day for the World Champions on the opening Prologue of the Absa Cape Epic on the slopes of Table Mountain on Sunday with Annika Langvad and Anna van der Breggen dominating the Women’s category while Nino Schurter and Lars Forster took control of the elite men’s race. The Swiss pairing of multiple World […]

The 2019 Absa Cape Epic route – all you need to know

From the iconic slopes of Table Mountain’s National Park – to the craggy shoreline of the Southern Coast. And on; traversing the famous Winelands and beyond into the high mountains of the Western Cape. The 2019 Absa Cape Epic route – proudly brought to you by Land Rover, our Official Vehicle and Route Partner – […]

One to go to become Epic Legends

Two New Zealanders look to complete the set – all three week-long Epic Series races – at the 2019 Absa Cape Epic. Having finished the Swiss Epic and The Pioneer, Kylie Burrows and Alexander Donaldson have only the Absa Cape Epic to conquer to be awarded the coveted Epic Legend medals. If all goes well […]

2019 Absa Cape Epic starts this weekend – who to watch

  Stellar elite field set for 2019 Absa Cape Epic   The Absa Cape Epic is the most competitive mountain bike stage race in the world. The pinnacle of the Epic Series is in its sixteenth edition and the Untamed African Mountain Bike Race again showcases the best riders on the planet in peak condition. […]

First Epic Legend set to tackle 2019 Absa Cape Epic

Dad duo aiming for a top 10 in the masters category The first rider to ever complete all three Epic Legend races, the Swiss Epic, The Pioneer, and the Absa Cape Epic is heading back to the Western Cape for the untamed African race, the pinnacle of mountain biking and the Epic Series. Australian Minter […]