WATCH | Stage 1 of Absa Cape Epic in Ceres

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Team EF Education-Nippo, Lachlan Morton and Kenneth Karaya during the Prologue of the 2021 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race on Sunday. (Photo: Kelvin Trautman/Absa Cape Epic)
Team EF Education-Nippo, Lachlan Morton and Kenneth Karaya during the Prologue of the 2021 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race on Sunday. (Photo: Kelvin Trautman/Absa Cape Epic)

After a pandemic-enforced hiatus, the Absa Cape Epic, widely regarded as the world’s premier mountain bike stage race, has returned. 

With seven days of gruelling mountain bike riding to come, Sunday's Prologue was a relatively gentle start to the 2021 event, with all finishers pleased to tick off a stage that can sometimes provide curveballs.?  

Monday's Stage 1 sees the field travel to Ceres for a 98km ride (with 1850m of climbing) featuring the cheerfully named Death Drop and Dead Man Walking trails. 


PROLOGUE RECAP: SA's Matt Beers wins Cape Epic MTB Prologue


WATCH THE RECAP OF STAGE 1 HERE:


WATCH STAGE 1 LIVE HERE:

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