WATCH | Absa Cape Epic kicks off on the slopes of Table Mountain

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The lead bunch during the final stage (stage 7) of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from the University of Stellenbosch Sports Fields in Stellenbosch to Val de Vie Estate in Paarl on the 24 March 2019. (Photo: Supplied/Absa Cape Epic)
The lead bunch during the final stage (stage 7) of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from the University of Stellenbosch Sports Fields in Stellenbosch to Val de Vie Estate in Paarl on the 24 March 2019. (Photo: Supplied/Absa Cape Epic)

The Absa Cape Epic 2021 kicks off today. The eight-day race is often referred as the "Tour de France of mountain biking" and is the most prestigious mountain bike stage race in the world. 

The 20km Prologue route starts on the slopes of Table Mountain and features a mix of climbing, smooth flowing trails, and various technical descents, the most notable of which is the infamous Plum Pudding. 

The Prologue makes for a fitting curtain raiser for what is being billed as one of the most technically challenging routes in the history of the race. 

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