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The ABSA Cape Epic Workout Series

Calling all Mountain Bikers!

Ever get the feeling  your Mountain Bike training gets somewhat... neglected? No more!

We have partnered with one of the hardest Mountain Bike races in the world, the Absa Cape Epic to bring Mountain Bike specific training content to Zwift!

First up is a 12 stage workout series curated by 5 time Cape Epic Champion Annika Langvad.

We've also been following the progress of Cape Epic Founder Kevin Vermaak as he trains and races the infamous race. Check out all the action from the 2 part series, from preparing on Zwift to conquering the trails of the Western Cape. Tune in now.

When we set out to create a workout series for Mountain Bikers we sought the expertise of five-time Cape Epic champion Annika Langvad, who knows first hand what’s needed to face such a hardcore challenge. With her knowledge and experience, we have produced this 16 stage workout series to help Zwifters prepare for mountain bike challenges like the Cape Epic.

Annika was joined by the Absa Cape Epic founder Kevin Vermaak as she took on the Cape Epic group workout series. Kevin was training remotely with his partner Andrew Hunt in Costa Rica, and used Zwift to give them an extra edge going into the competition leading to a successful finish at the 2019 Absa Cape Epic. Find out more in the videos above.

About the Cape Epic:

The Absa Cape Epic, often dubbed 'Un-tameable', is a 600km+ beast of a Mountain Bike race. It has 8 stages over 8 days covering over 16,000m of climbing around the western cape of South Africa.  Kevin founded the Cape Epic at a time when mountain biking in South Africa was in its infancy. Since then, it’s become the most televised mountain bike race in the world and the only eight-day mountain bike stage race classified as hors catégorie by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI). This official UCI status makes it a highlight on any Mountain Bikers calendar.