2018 Cape Epic Mountain Bike Stage Race

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Event Description

 The Absa Cape Epic is an 8-day mountain bike stage race held in the Western Cape, South Africa. This race is one of the longest, toughest mountain bike races on earth. The course changes every year, but typically has a prologue followed by 7 stages which cover over 500 miles with over 50,000 feet of climbing. The distance, climbing, and technical terrain give this race a hors categorie (beyond category) classification by cycling’s international governing body, the UCI. Professionals and amateur racers from all over the world go to Cape Epic to challenge themselves in one of the toughest endurance races on the planet.

In 2018, CTS will be leading a group of racers through the Cape Epic and handling everything from entry fees, housing, food, ground transportation in South Africa, and all of your off the bike needs during the race. All you have to do is get yourself there and show up ready to race.

The Cape Epic open to professional and amateur racers who are over the age of 19. This is a team event only. Each team consists of 2 people. You may sign up for the CTS Cape Epic event as a team, or if you do not have a teammate we will find you the best match among our applicants.



Guaranteed race entry in to 2018 Absa Cape Epic mountain bike stage race
Hotel accommodations
Includes early arrival 2 nights prior to race
Includes 1 night post race
All meals
Ground transportation while in South Africa to and from airport and to and from race venue and hotels
Luggage transport hotel to hotel
Team mechanic support
Daily massage (30 minutes)
Laundry service
CTS team race kits (2 jerseys, 2 bibs)
Cape Epic swag – race bag, t-shirt, jacket, hat
Not Included:

Airfare/ transportation to Cape Town, South Africa


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  • South Africa

Date: March 16-26, 2018

Price: $8999* Subject to Change

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This race is one of the longest, toughest mountain bike races on earth.

Want to know more about an event or ready to sign-up? Call us at 866.355.0645

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Cancellation Fees:

  • Deposit is non-refundable.
  • 61-90 days prior: cancellation fee of 50% of original camp price
  • 31-60 days prior: cancellation fee of 75% or original camp price
  • 0-30 days prior: cancellation fee of 100% of original camp price

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Want to know more about an event or ready to sign-up? Call us at 866.355.0645
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