On of the toughest stage races is about to get ever more dramatic, as a new route for the 2010 Absa Cape Epic is revealed. The event will take place between 21-28 March and will take riders to areas previously untouched by the race.
With its challenging and exhilarating landscapes, the stage locations of Diemersfontein, Ceres and Worcester awaits the most prestigious mountain bike stage race in the world, before the race returns to the well-known orchards and vineyards of Oak Valley and its traditional finish at the Lourensford Wine Estate.
Registration for next year’s event will take place on 20 March at the V&A Waterfront. Situated between Robben Island and Table Mountain, in the heart of Cape Town’s working harbour, the V&A Waterfront has become South Africa’s most visited tourist destination, and the perfect setting for the official 2010 Absa Cape Epic opening ceremony.
Lance Armstrong, full time cancer fighter and seven-time Tour de France champion, is set to make his first trip to Cape Town in March 2010 to support one of the official charities of the Absa Cape Epic. The JAG Foundation has been involved with the event since October of 2008 and continues to do remarkable work in schools and underprivileged communities.
Full details of the route can be viewed at www.cape-epic.com/content.php?page_id=164&title=/The_Route/