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All the world's a stage

All the world's a stage

How the gruelling Pioneer and Cape Epic races foster a spirit of adventure that could soon go totally global 7 Aug 2017
South African riders aim for Cape Epic top step

South African riders aim for Cape Epic top step

No all-South African team has won the Absa Cape Epic overall, but riders from this country have enjoyed success across many categories when partnered with foreigners. Now two South Africans in the 2017 field have put their faith in foreign riders... 27 Jan 2017
Karl Platt wins his 5th Cape Epic

Karl Platt wins his 5th Cape Epic

After 8 days of racing, Karl Platt claimed his 5th Cape Epic title on the weekend, becaming only the second person to win the event five times when he and Urs Huber (Team Bulls) calmly sealed a dominant victory. 22 Mar 2016
Fresh faces on the podium at the Cape Epic

Fresh faces on the podium at the Cape Epic

It was a day of disaster for one of the race favourites when Kristian Hynek of the Czech Republic pulled out early on Stage 4 of the Absa Cape Epic after injuring his arm in a crash the previous day. 18 Mar 2016
Bulls trace their trail to another stage win at the Cape Epic

Bulls trace their trail to another stage win at the Cape Epic

Coming into the 2016 Absa Cape Epic, Karl Platt and Urs Huber (Team Bulls) had already enjoyed a string of excellent results on South African soil. 17 Mar 2016
New winners on Stage 2 of the Cape Epic

New winners on Stage 2 of the Cape Epic

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. 16 Mar 2016
Leaders extend on Stage 1 of Cape Epic

Leaders extend on Stage 1 of Cape Epic

The Team Bulls pair of Karl Platt and Urs Huber, along with Cape Epic first-timers Periklis Ilias and Tiago Ferreira (Dolomiti Superbike), went out hard from the start, with the small bunch of four leading practically from start to finish on the 108km Tulbagh to Tulbagh Stage 1. 15 Mar 2016
Team Bulls charge to the podium at Cape Epic

Team Bulls charge to the podium at Cape Epic

Wind was the word of the day at the 2016 Absa Cape Epic Prologue on Meerendal Wine Estate, which turned out to be rather fitting as eventual stage winner Karl Platt likes to talk about there being only one gas, “and that’s full gas”. 14 Mar 2016
Absa Cape Epic: The Gallery

Absa Cape Epic: The Gallery

Ask just about any mountain biker who doesn't mind a spot of racing and a marathon, and chances are their bucket list event will be the Absa Cape Epic. 24 Mar 2015
Taking on the joBerg2c

Taking on the joBerg2c

Whilst it may not have the fame of the South Africa Cape Epic, the Old Mutual joBerg2c with its 920km spread over 9 stages is certainly no little brother. 22 Jan 2015
Cape Fear

Cape Fear

The gruelling eight-day Cape Epic mountain bike race in South Africa will bring you undone, but at least the scenery’s pretty. 19 Jun 2009