An epic ride

25 March 2015

The 2015 Absa Cape Epic Prologue was hosted by UCT for the first time on Sunday 15 March 2015. A total of 1 200 participants took on the dusty 20km race with a climb of 600m up the slopes of Table Mountain to earn their seeding in the seven days of stage racings that followed.

The Cape Epic is rated as the mountain biking equivalent of the Tour de France, and is a highlight on the calendars of all professional endurance mountain bikers around the world. Nardus Engelbrecht and Michael Hammond captured the day's highlights.

Cape Epic
Making tracks: female riders show that the Absa Cape Epic is far from just a man's game.

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