Some of the Brazilian teams that will be in 2010 Absa Cape Epic
gathered in Sao Paulo Brazil, to meet personally and exchange
experiences all with a good dose of hydration, the typical Brazilian caipirinhas.
With the number of countries represented in the Absa Cape Epic always on the increase, the Events Team have found a way for riders, volunteers and supporters from all across the globe to show off their national pride.
With football fever rife across the globe and the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Final Draw taking place in Cape Town (just a street up from our offices) on Friday 4th December, nothing can beat the excitement brewing in the Absa Cape Epic headquarters.
With two Swiss volunteers having issued the challenge to all countries represented at the event we continue to hear news of more and more riders, spectators, volunteers and fans alike organising gatherings to celebrate and share their Absa Cape Epic experiences.
For the second consecutive year our official charity, the JAG Foundation, has partnered with the City of Cape Town in support of the Red Cross Children's Hospital Trust through the 'Run with Teddies' Campaign collectively donating 600 teddy bears to their less fortunate counterparts in the Red Cross Hospital.
The Absa Cape Epic produces a number of special surprises every year, but one such surprise that catches participants unaware is when they awake on the 3rd day of the race to the reality that they have underestimated the importance of testing their legs (and butts) over many consecutive days in the saddle. Never fear, Day Trippers have come to the rescue...
For many, the route launch signals a time to reflect on the current training program, potential training races and nutrition plans. Programs change, routes change but, just as there are many difference in the way riders prepare so too are there similarities...
Dr Evil is a master of the understatement. But trial riders soon learn to decode remarks like, “… there’s a bit of a climb…” into “it’s a mountain.” And “lunch is only a few km away” usually means “you’ll be on your bikes for another hour”.