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The Absa Cape Epic has announced that riders in the Ladies Category will
now be given the opportunity to earn UCI (Union Cycliste
Internationale) points at an HC (Hors Catégorie) race.
The Absa Cape Epic announced a new headline sponsor, Exxaro, at a press
conference in Cape Town. Exxaro, a South African-based
mining group listed on the JSE, will be the official Development Academy
Partner to the race.
2008 Absa Cape Epic winner Jakob Fuglsang wears the overall leader’s jersey at the Vuelta d’Espana on Sunday.
Crossing the line at the head of the squad, Fuglsang earned himself
the red tunic, as race leader. It’s a good start to what is touted to
be a great three weeks of racing.
It’s been 6 weeks since Kevin Evans of 360Life broke his collarbone and he’s finally ready to race again. Riding the South Western District Road Champs in Oudtshoorn was a good way of getting the tempo up, but the real challenge was his first mountain bike event after the accident.
In 2011, a total of 63 Absa Cape Epic teams viewed the event as a perfect opportunity to raise funds for charities. JAG Foundation and Big Tree Foundation are the two official charities of the Absa Cape Epic, but many riders also raised funds for other causes dear to them.
Mountain bike enthusiasts keen to enter the 2012 Absa Cape Epic still have the opportunity to do so through the event's lottery system. The Lottery will close at the end of the month, on 30 May 2011.
Every year before and after the event, we give riders the chance to complete a pre- and post event rider survey. Riders have the opportunity to vote for the Best Service, Best Stage Location, Most Improved Service and Best Debut Service.
Big Tree Foundation, one of the official charities of the Absa Cape Epic, will utilise the funds raised from the 2011 Absa Cape Epic to make a difference in the lives of 60 children in Worcester.
Thomas Dietsch of Team Bulls 2 in the 2011 Absa Cape Epic, won the men’s elite race in the French Marathon Championship for the fourth time on Saturday 16 April 2011, in the Pyrenean town of Laissac, in southern France.
Finishing the Absa Cape Epic, overcoming adversity and is testimony to the human spirit. In the race though, it all comes down to numbers – riders looking only at stage time, GC ranking, and the day’s maximum allotted time.
The 36ONE Songo Specialized team of Burry Stander and Christoph Sauser walked away with top honours as overall winners of this year’s exciting Absa Cape Epic presented by adidas.
It was an emotional day for the participants who crossed the final finish line at Lourensford Wine Estate on Sunday. Just under 90% of those who started their journey last Sunday enjoyed the reward of receiving the finisher t-shirt.
Today, Exxaro together with Deutsche Bank announced a one year sponsorship agreement with cyclist Justice Makhale. Makhale participated in the Cape Times Vigne a Vigne 50km race earlier today finishing in 5th place overall.
The world’s largest, full service mountain bike stage race, the Absa Cape Epic presented by adidas, this year concluded its grand finale with exciting activities at the Lourensford Wine Estate.
The Absa Cape Epic, the most televised mountain bike race in the world, is oversubscribed each year with devotees doing their bit to gain an entry into the following year’s race. The early bird entries for the 2012 race will take place on 4 April 2011