The Absa Cape Epic has a formidable global reputation which sees the event attract celebrities and sports stars that seek to take on the challenge of the Untamed African Mountain Bike Race. Every year we see an increase in former roadies participating, looking to clinch a podium spot. It stands to reason, but the rugged terrain of the Western Cape is far removed from the smooth asphalt of Europe – making competing in the Absa Cape Epic seem like virtually a different sport to the former road racing stars.
Enjoyment at the Absa Cape Epic comes through preparation and taking no shortcuts for Gary Kirsten, the former South African cricketer, who will take part in Africa’s Untamed African MTB Race for the third time in 2018.
Excitement builds as an elite field of mountain bikers (local and from abroad) prepare to take on the 9th annual FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Race that will start at Lourensford Wine Estate (Somerset West) on Friday, 03 November 2017.
Cape Epic (Pty) Ltd announced today that the company has agreed to acquire the FNB Wines2Whales®
The news comes shortly before the commencement of the ninth edition of this alluring yet testing event, held annually in the Western Cape.
Stage Two ‘Play Day’ of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events promises to live up to its reputation.
The only Stage to start and finish at the same location, Oak Valley Wine Estate, Stage Two features a fun 71km route with a 1350m ascent.
After a few days of overcast conditions, the sun finally came out at the 2017 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush Descent. It shone particularly brightly on the men’s and ladies overall race winners, who were in command from day one to day three.
Specialized Bicycles, the official bicycle partner of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events, will be giving away a 2018 Specialized Epic Comp Carbon mountain bike to the value of R59 000 at all three events: Adventure, Ride and Race.