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ASSOS - Official Cycling Apparel

After more than forty years making apparel for the most passionate cyclists, ASSOS places great emphasis on delighting the rider who lives to push the limits. In 1976, ASSOS of Switzerland was founded by Toni Maier with an unlikely advancement, the first carbon fiber bicycle frame.

Whilst endlessly researching aerodynamics on the bike in the wind tunnel, Toni soon came to realize that the clothing the riders were wearing was in fact the main cause of drag. At this point, Toni turned his attention to clothing and invented the first Lycra® cycling shorts. This invention led to pro teams paying to wear ASSOS shorts during the Tour de France and to date, ASSOS is proud to have played a role in more than 350 gold medals at world championships and Olympic games.

Phil Duff is the CEO of ASSOS and also took part in the race last year: “Cape Epic is truly a world class event in the cycling calendar. There’s no disputing how challenging this race is but what really makes the difference between success and failure is having the correct apparel. Once you’re comfortable on the bike, it’s just the gruelling seven stages you have to worry about!”

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Columbia - Official Outdoor Lifestyle Apparel

Columbia Sportswear have been “trying stuff” since 1938 and have worked relentlessly to keep their customers dry, warm, cool and protected. Columbia has all the gear and supporting technology needed for the outdoor lifestyle – on the trail, the road, the river and the mountain. With an impressive collection of 19 technologies that make spending time in the outdoors more fun, Columbia is a market leader in sportswear innovation and design. Whether for riders or spectators inspired by what they see, Columbia has the perfect gear for the outdoors. In addition to outfitting the Cape Epic riders and crew, Columbia is developing specific gear for fans and supporters. Products will be available for purchase online, across Columbia’s retail store network, Columbia stockists and at the Cape Epic event. Visit to view the innovative outdoor gear Columbia offers.

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Land Rover - Official Vehicle and Route Partner

For over 70 years Land Rover has produced the finest all-terrain vehicles designed for performance and capability both on- and off-road. Constantly going Above and Beyond, Land Rover inspires drivers by allowing them to conquer all obstacles.

Packed with technology, and boasting incredible breadth of capability, Land Rover's models include the Discovery family, comprising the Discovery and Discovery Sport and the Range Rover family which include the styling Range Rover Eovque, in Coupé, 5-Door and Convertible body styles, the multi award winning Range Rover Velar, the dynamically capable Range Rover Sport, and the Range Rover itself - the pinnacle of the SUV market, offering unparalleled levels of luxury, refinement, and off-road capability.

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SCICON - Official Luggage Sponsor

The SCICON mission is simple – to be the brand of choice when it comes to bike travel and protection. 
Their passion is ensuring safe, stylish and stress-free travel for cyclists. They understand that their customers lead active and adventurous lifestyles. From seasoned pros and weekend warriors, to road cyclists, MTB riders and triathletes, their customers have diverse needs and they cater for them all. 

SCICON offers a complete range of products to transport bicycles by air travel. Fuelled by innovative design and high-grade materials, they are as good-looking as they are reliable.

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Woolworths - Official Sponsor

At Woolworths we believe good food is food that not only tastes great, it's food that's grown and made with care. Our Good Food Journey is our quest to bring you food that's free of added MSG and preservatives, that uses natural flavours and colours, and that's made from the very best ingredients we can find. We're committed to bringing you: the best quality, tastiest food; ethically farmed meat and poultry; sustainably produced seafood; and a wide range of organic, free range and healthier choices. The importance of high quality and healthy food choices for the participants of endurance events such as the Absa Cape Epic is something we feel strongly about and we're proud to be associated with an event of this magnitude.

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Mitas - Official Tyre

Mitas, part of the Trelleborg Group, is one of Europe’s leading producers of tyres for agricultural machines, construction vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and other specialty segments. Mitas in the Czech Republic also produces an extensive range of bicycle tyres and tubes, rebranded from Rubena, spanning from MTB, Downhill/Enduro, Freeride and Cross to BMX, City/Trek, e-Bike, Road or Kids tyres. Mitas has manufacturing facilities in Czech Republic, Serbia, Slovenia and the U.S. as well as a global sales and distribution network. #MitasBikeTyres  #RideMitas

Specifically for Cape Epic conditions, Mitas developed TEXTRA technology protecting Mitas Tubeless Supra tyre sidewalls and bead against cuts and abrasion available in 4 patterns and sizes 29” and 27,5”. #MitasTEXTRA  (if possible please add small TEXTRA Cape Epic logo as attached)

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SPOT Satellite Tracking Services - Official Tracking Partner

SPOT Satellite tracking devices are a world leader in satellite and communication devices for recreational use since they were founded in 2007. In April this year, they celebrated their 5000th rescue and next year will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary. Their devices have been used in the gruelling 250km Marathon Des Sables through the Sahara to great success.  



Tsogo Sun - Official Accommodation Partner

Tsogo Sun, Africa’s premier hospitality, gaming and entertainment group, warmly welcomes you.

A company of unparalleled variety, footprint and scale, Tsogo Sun is listed on the JSE and proudly encompasses a portfolio of 14 casinos and entertainment destinations, strategically located across 6 provinces in South Africa, as well as over 90 hotels in South Africa, Africa, the Seychelles and the Middle East. This includes elegant, individually branded luxury hotels, full service through to select service and properties catering to the budget conscious travellers.

With a vision to provide excellence in hospitality, leisure, gaming and entertainment, our portfolio includes a variety of theatres, cinemas, more than 300 restaurants and bars; and over 250 conference and banqueting facilities, including the internationally and locally renowned Sandton Convention Centre.

Our vision is to provide quality hospitality and leisure experiences at every one of our destinations. Tsogo Sun has the perfect experience for you.

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USN - Official Sports Nutrition

USN was founded in 1999 with the aim of developing and delivering the most scientifically advanced, clinically aligned and safest sports supplementation possible and products are now available in over 50 countries across the globe

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Amped - Official Product Partner

The hunt for the illusive power outlet is pretty much over. Whether you’re on a flight, a long ride, camping trip, or missioning from one meeting to the next, Amped will recharge your portable devices when and where you need them most. Just plug in, turn on, and keep on going. Take charge. Get amped.

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aQuellé - Official Water Partner

In 1997 a uniquely wholesome brand of water was born. After testing a natural water source buried in the heart of KwaZulu-Natal and finding it was too good not to share, the water was bottled and branded “aQuellé”. aQuellé is a hybrid of the Latin word ‘aqua’, meaning water and the German word ‘Quelle’ meaning source. 

aQuellé then introduced typically South African flavours in 1998 and we have seen our flavoured drinks range grow as it now offers 9 refreshing flavours. It’s no wonder then that aQuellé is loved by all South Africans today!  

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Avis - Official Vehicle Rental Sponsor

Avis Rent a Car is the leading South African Car Rental Company, its success underpinned by the Brand Ambassador programme. Each staff member has made a personal commitment to exceed customer expectations at every interface. Destinations include Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban, Port Elizabeth, Garden Route and other cities, towns, and International locations...

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Buff - Official Headwear

Buff® original multi-functional headwear has revolutionised climate and moisture management since its introduction into the sports market. Its versatility in combating hot sweat, cold shivers, dry dust, icy wind or burning sun in any of its 12 different wearing styles and hundreds of designs is unsurpassed. It has quickly become the equipment of choice for outdoor aficionados like mountain bikers, runners, bikers, mountaineers and skiers to name just a few.

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Go Pro - Official Action Camera

We dream. We have passionate ideas about what’s possible in this world. Our passions lead us to create experiences and realities that expand our world and inspire those around us.

GoPro helps people capture and share their lives’ most meaningful experiences with others—to celebrate them together. Like how a day on the mountain with friends is more meaningful than one spent alone, the sharing of our collective experiences makes our lives more fun.

The world’s most versatile cameras are what we make.

Enabling you to share your life through incredible photos and videos is what we do.

This is your life...GoPro.

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Castle Free - Official Beer

For centuries, the experience of sharing a beer has brought people and cultures together. Even in our hyper-connected, always-on world, this simple act is as meaningful today as it was generations ago. AB Inbev is committed to driving growth that leads to better living for more people in more places. Through brands and experiences that bring people together. Through our dedication to brewing the best beer with the best ingredients. And through our commitment to helping farmers, retailers, entrepreneurs and communities grow.  We are building a company to last. Not just for a decade. But for the next 100 years. Through our brands and our investment in communities, we will bring more people together, making our company an integral part of our consumers’ lives for generations to come.

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Mediclinic - Medical Partner

Mediclinic Southern Africa places science at the heart of its excellent medical services at its 52 multidisciplinary hospitals in South Africa and Namibia. Similarly our Corporate Events division has used this philosophy to position itself as a leader in medical support at major events such as the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour, the Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon, the Cadiz Freedom Swim and, of course, the Absa Cape Epic.

The Mediclinic Corporate Events team plans all medical services meticulously by gathering information on participants to assess their health risk from a range of medical conditions, including diabetes and hypertension, and saves this on a sophisticated electronic patient tracking system. This provides medical personnel with instant information on the day of the event. At the same time, any additional medical information is captured, and this data provides a valuable medical legacy for current and future planning and possible feedback to other health care professionals, should this be required.

The clinical input is not only limited to dealing with the injuries and medical problems on the day. It involves months of medical planning around health care strategies, medical logistics planning - including route planning, marketing and brand strategies - sourcing medical professionals and setting up medical service points or field hospitals with all the equipment you would find in a hospital emergency centre.

With Corporate Events and the host of other medical specialities we provide, Mediclinic Southern Africa ensures expertise you can trust.

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Muc-Off - Official Bike Care Sponsor

At Muc-Off we’re big into being active. Whether it’s on a mountain, trail or at the skate park, we just love to be outside and going big. We’re obsessed with making the most innovative care products around to keep you and your toys running at their maximum and making them look like new when you’re done!

So what’s the story? It all started way back when Right Said Fred were too sexy for their shirts and Downhill wasn’t even part of the World Cup. Yep, way back in 1991 Rex and Marilyn Trimnell got things started with X-Lite UK. After designing and manufacturing the world’s first twin crown bicycle fork, Rex created a perfectly pink spray to clean his kit. To make a long story short, Rex’s cleaner was the best thing since sliced bread, and it wasn’t long before word got out and Muc-Off was born. Fast-forward to 2016 and Muc-Off is now the go-to brand for top riders and racers from the likes of Team Sky to Atherton Racing. And, in case you haven’t noticed, we do a bit more than our original pink cleaner these days. We have our very own Chain Lube Optimisation Dynamometer and Athlete Performance range including a unique Amino Patch Technology.

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On - Official Off-Bike Sports Shoe Partner

Running shoes have changed a lot in the recent years, but these are innovative and completely different. ON combines the best of a traditional and minimalist running shoe whilst staying exceptionally light.

When you hit the ground, the highly adaptive rubber elements cushion both vertical and horizontal forces for a soft landing but the use of a speed board ensure a quick take-off. This ensures a light running sensation.

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Oakley - Official Eyewear Sponsor

Established in 1975, Oakley is one of the leading sports performance brands in the world. The holder of over 500 patents, Oakley is continually seeking problems, solving them with inventions and wrapping those inventions in art. This philosophy has made Oakley one of the most iconic and inimitable brand on the market. Oakley is famed for its insuperable lens technologies such as High Definition Optics (HDO) which it incorporates into all of its sun and prescription eyewear as well as ski goggles. Oakley has extended its leadership position as the world’s leading sports eyewear brand into their apparel, footwear and accessories collections. Laser focused on the consumer, Oakley has both Men’s and Women’s product lines which target the Sports Performance, Active and Lifestyle consumers.

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Pickfords - Official Removal Partner

Pickfords Removals was established in South Africa in 1904 and is widely recognised as one of the leading relocation brands in South Africa. Pickfords realises the importance of hosting international events such as the Absa Cape Epic and are proud to be associated with the event. The 2010 edition saw the introduction of the Pickfords/Absa Cape Epic VOC Centre in the form of a 40ft container.

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SUUNTO - Official Sports Watch

From the highest mountains to the deepest oceans, Suunto equips and inspires outdoor adventurers to conquer new territory.

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Sport 24Hrs - Official Taxi and Transfer Partner

Sport 24Hrs Taxis are the Official Taxi and Transfer Partner of the Absa Cape Epic.  

With 30 years’ experience ferrying passengers to various Cape Town destinations, Sport24hrs has proved itself a taxi-industry leader with staying power.

Sport 24 Hrs Taxis will be based at all of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic stages, including the Prologue and Grande Finale, ready to be of service for all Absa Cape Epic riders and supporters' daily transport needs.

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Scott - Official Amateur Tech Zone Partner

Our Tech Zone Partner is an international sporting goods company. SCOTT Sports develop, produce, and market bicycle, wintersport, motorsport, and running products worldwide. In 1989, SCOTT introduced one of the most significant product innovations in the history of cycling - the aerodynamic handlebar. 

SCOTT Tech Zones will provide full technical support to all riders participating in case of any mechanical issues during the race, regardless of bike and components used. In Addition SCOTT Sports has a long history of sponsoring leading competitors in the Absa Cape Epic.

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