Absolutely everything that happened at the Absa Cape Epic 2022

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With inspired riding all week, the Speed Company Racing Cape Epic win, is a popular one. Delivered with dashing style. (Photo: Nick Muzik/Cape Epic)
With inspired riding all week, the Speed Company Racing Cape Epic win, is a popular one. Delivered with dashing style. (Photo: Nick Muzik/Cape Epic)

EVENT: Absa Cape Epic 2022


The Absa Cape Epic’s route is one of life’s ever-changing constants. No two editions, in the race’s 19-year history, have been the same and that tradition holds true for the 2022 edition of the Untamed African MTB Race. 

In 2022, the challenge begins in Lourensford Wine Estate, before traversing the Hottentots Holland Mountains to Elandskloof. 

After two stages of rugged riding on the trails of Greyton, the race heads towards the mountain biking mecca of Stellenbosch. 681-kilometres and 16 900-metres of climbing after setting off from Lourensford, the Absa Cape Epic reaches Val de Vie Estate where winners will be crowned and spots in The Book of Legend will be claimed. 

Here is the 2022 routed details, daily live broadcasts, and race reports:

Prologue: Sunday, 20 March 

Distance: 24km

Climbing: 700m

Start Location: Lourensford Wine Estate

Finish Location: Lourensford Wine Estate

Race report: Defending champ wins Cape Epic prologue

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Stage 1: Monday, 21 March 

Distance: 92km

Climbing: 2850m

Start Location: Lourensford Wine Estate

Finish Location: Lourensford Wine Estate

Race report: Cape Epic Stage 1 – a reality check for all riders

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Stage 2: Tuesday, 22 March 

Distance: 123km

Climbing: 2350m

Start Location: Lourensford Wine Estate

Finish Location: Greyton

Race report: Cape Epic stage 2 – the Swiss win by half a second

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Stage 3: Wednesday, 23 March 

Distance: 101km

Climbing: 2250m

Start Location: Greyton

Finish Location: Greyton

Race report: Cape Epic stage 3 - German winners and strong SA riders

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Stage 4: Thursday, 24 March 

Distance: 82km

Climbing: 1650m

Start Location: Greyton

Finish Location: Greyton

Race report: Cape Epic stage 4 - the big win for Beers

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Stage 5: Friday, 25 March 

Distance: 115km

Climbing: 2400m

Start Location: Greyton

Finish Location: Stellenbosch

Race report: Cape Epic stage 5 - Giant win for Du Toit and Joubert

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Stage 6: Saturday, 26 March 

Distance: 76km

Climbing: 2700m

Start Location: Stellenbosch

Finish Location: Stellenbosch

Race report: Cape Epic stage 6 - Wilier-Pirelli roll to victory

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Stage 7: Sunday, 27 March 27

Distance: 68km

Climbing: 2000m

Start Location: Stellenbosch

Finish Location: Val de Vie Estate

Race report: Cape Epic decided by dramatic final stage win

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(Souce: Cape Epic)

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