Absa Cape Epic - Prologue

March 15 — 2015 | Cape Town, South Africa

20km Prologue Sets Stage For the Week

The 2015 Absa Cape Epic started dry and dusty with a 20km prologue stage that favored the pure XC riders (and those who started before the heat kicked up). There were only a few sections of singletrack, and plenty of opportunity to jockey for position. On the men's side, Martin Gujan and Faian Giger of Novus OMX Pro finished the day on top, but the next seven finishing teams were within a minute, and include a pile of pre-race favorites. Arianne Kleinhans and Annika Langvad torched the course, and finished three and a half minutes ahead of the nearest competitor. 

You can watch Cape Epic unfold via streaming TV coverage and live rider tracking, too.

Scroll down for more photos of the race and some great shots of the area from Gary Perkin


The ABSA Cape Epic prologue venue at the University of Cape Town below Table Mountain, Cape Town. 

 


Riders start the ABSA Cape Epic prologue at the University of Cape Town. 

 


Riders descend the singletrack at Plum Pudding Hill on the slopes of Table Mountain.

 


Two riders climb up to Dead Man’s Tree on the slopes of Table Mountain. 
 

Make sure to check back tomorrow for more of Gary's photos of Cape Epic! 

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