Cape Epic mountain bike race

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Monday, March 25, 2019 - 18:55
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Cape Epic mountain bike race

The Cape Epic mountain bike race returned to the slopes of Table Mountain for 2019. The rugged eight-day race’s Prologue is staged from the University of Cape Town.

In its inaugural year 2004 the Cape Epic mountain bike race immediately attracted some of the biggest names in the sport, the Cape Epic route was from Knysna to Stellenbosch and covered 788km with 17 380m of vertical gain with 550 riders 21% of those were international competitors from 20 countries.

Cape Epic mountain bike race by numbers

2005 the route covered 898km with 16 020m of vertical gain. 840 riders took part and 25% were international competitors from 29 countries.   

2006 the route covered 940km with 16 605m of vertical gain.1040 riders took part and 31% were international competitors from 35 countries.                                                                

2007 the route started from Knysna to Somerset West and covered 886km with 15 045m of vertical gain. 1200 riders took part and 29% were international competitors from 45 countries.  

2008 the route covered 966km and started from Knysna to Somerset West with 18 529m of vertical gain. 1200 riders took part and 29% were international competitors from 41 countries.

2009 the route covered 744km with 15 132m of vertical gain.1200 riders took part and 32% were international competitors from 46 countries.  

2010 the route covered 661km with 14 126m of vertical gain. 1200 riders took part and 38% were international competitors from 51 countries.  

2011 the route covered 708km with 14 550m of vertical gain. 1200 riders took part and 40% were international competitors from 49 countries.    

2012 the route covered 775km with 16 300m of vertical gain. 1200 riders took part and 34% were international competitors from 49 countries.  

2013 the route covered 706km with 15 950m of vertical gain. 1 258 riders took part and 33% were international competitors from 45 countries.

2014 route covered 729km with 14 850m of vertical gain. 1234 riders took part and 37% were international competitors from 49 countries.

2015 route covered 748km with 16 000m of vertical gain. 1244 riders took part and 39% were international competitors from 55 countries.    

2016 route covered 654km with 15 000m of vertical gain – 1292 riders took part and 39% were international competitors from 52 countries. 

2017 route covered 651km with 15 000m of vertical gain. 1332 riders took part and 51% were international competitors from 58 countries. 

2018 route covered 658km with 13530m of vertical ascent.1344 riders took part and 46% were international competitors from 53 countries.                 

 

 

 

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