Prologue

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 Venue

First rider

Last rider 

Start 

06:40

12:40

Vantage A

06:50

12:45

Vantage B

07:25

13:00

Vantage C

07:35

13:10

Vantage D

07:55

13:20

 

 

 

UCI Women’s Start

10:40

 

UCI Men’s Start

11:45

 

Finish 

13:25

 

*Predicted times only.

 

Vantage Point A: UCT XC Track

Two kilometres into the 2019 Absa Cape Epic riders will reach the first singletrack of the race, on the UCT XC Track. Fans can gather here to marvel at the skills of the elite riders and cheer on their friends or family members embarking on the challenge ahead. Walk up from the UCT rugby fields, where the Prologue starts and finishes, after absorbing the nervous atmosphere created by 650 teams eagerly anticipating the start of their epic journey. 

Kilometres into the stage: 2km
Distance from race village: 1km 

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Vantage Point B: Deer Park

A new addition to 2019 race is the vantage point, alongside the Deer Park Pump Track 10 kilometres into the Prologue route. In the shade of the pine forest the Deer Park vantage point is a great spot to bring the family to watch the race. Out of the sun and just a short drive or cycle from the City centre it is the most readily accessible vantage point of the entire race. 

Kilometres into the stage: 10km
Distance from race village: 10km

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Vantage Point C: Dead Man’s Tree

Probably the most iconic of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic vantage points Dead Man’s Tree provides a natural amphitheatre from which to view the race. Located 11.6 kilometres into the stage, where the riders crest the steep dual track climb from Deer Park and turn onto Table Mountain Road, it provides an excellent view over the Cape Town City Centre and the riders grinding their way slowly up the mountain. Pack cow bells, vuvuzelas, sun screen and refreshments, along with a wide brimmed hat. It is sure to be festive. 

Kilometres into the stage: 11.6km
Distance from race village: 12km 

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Vantage Point D: Newland Forest

If you do not want to drive from UCT but want to catch the riders in a couple of locations you can walk across from the UCT XC Track or the race village to the Newlands Forest vantage point. It provides the chance to watch riders descend through the Prologue’s final singletrack at close quarters. 

Kilometres into the stage: 19.5km
Distance from race village: 2km  

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