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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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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.

Instagram: @sciconsports


Woolworths - Official Sponsor

Woolworths has been an official sponsor of the Absa Cape Epic for the past 12 years, and once again they will be with you from start to finish with the great food they are renowned for, from their 100% African organic coffee that greets you in the morning to the hearty top-up meals waiting for you at the end of every stage. Woolies believes that good food is food that not only tastes great, it's food that's grown and made with care. 

The importance of high quality good food choices for the participants of endurance events such as the Absa Cape Epic is something Woolies feels strongly about.

The Woolies food that will be served. will include sustainably farmed fruit and vegetables, free-range meat never treated with routine antibiotics or growth hormones, a wide range of whole grains, legumes and pulses, food with less sugar, salt and saturated fat, and food that’s free from additives like MSG, tartrazine, azo-dyes, aspartame, saccharin and cyclamates.

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ZWIFT - Official Sponsor

Making serious training fun. Day or night, rain or shine, this app helps get you fitter and faster in a hurry. That’s why we partnered with them for the 2020 Absa Cape Epic. Log on to ride the Absa Cape Epic workout series designed by Annika Langvad. Complete the Absa Cape Epic Mission in March for a chance to win the race-ready Scott Spark RC. All on Zwift. Hop on for a recovery or endurance ride, or even a group race. Available 24-7, so you can get fast on your own time.


ABUS - Official Helmet

ABUS offers attractive helmets of the highest quality at an excellent price-performance ratio.

Experiences gathered from inspirational collaborations and sponsorships in the world of professional sport feed into our product development, bringing valuable products for recreational athletes into series production. Our aim is to offer professionals and ambitious hobby cyclists alike attractive road helmets without compromising on quality. 


Mitas – Official Tire

Mitas, part of Trelleborg Group, is one of Europe‘s leading producers of tires for agricultural machines, construction vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and other specialty segments. The company tradition in the rubber industry dates back to 1908. Mitas offers an extensive range of bicycle tires and tubes spanning from MTB, All Mountain and Cross/Gravel to BMX, City, Trek, e-Bike, Road or Prams & Strollers. The range of Mitas motorcycle tires includes on-road, trail, off-road, scooter and moped tires. Mitas has manufacturing facilities in the Czech Republic, Serbia, Slovenia and U.S. as well as a global sales and distribution network.

Specifically for Cape Epic conditions, Mitas has developed TEXTRA technology protecting Mitas Tubeless Supra tire sidewalls and bead against cuts and abrasion, and is available in 4 patterns and sizes 29” and 27,5”. The well-proven and recommended patterns for the Cape Epic race are SCYLLA TD and KRATOS TD that can also be combined Kratos TD on the front wheel, and Scylla TD in rear.


Facebook: @MitasCycling
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Nederburg Wines - Official Sponsor

Nederburg is a famous South African wine brand, and a leading example of the country's wine excellence and innovation. Ranked amongst the top 50 most admired brands in the world by Drinks International, Nederburg has won many leading international and local wine titles and awards over the years. These include most successful South African producer at the International Wine & Spirit Competition, Platter's South African Wine Guide ‘Winery of the Year’, and Diners Club ‘Winemaker of the Year’, amongst others.  

With a proud history dating back to 1791, the winery is dynamic, forward-thinking and progressive.  Its highly sophisticated cellar is designed to produce a multi-tiered range of contemporary wines that combine rich fruit flavour with classic structure.  The wines range from exclusive, micro-edition offerings for the connoisseur to wines styled for everyday enjoyment.

Nederburg’s viticulture and winemaking teams work to the mantra of innovation and discovery, with a deep-rooted belief that one can never stop learning or finding ways of doing things better. The cellar’s winemaking philosophy is based on a deep respect for the land, the people involved in the growing and maintaining of the vineyards, those in the cellar and of course, wine lovers all over the world. 




Savanna - Official Cider

Savanna’s story begins in May 1996. Back then, ciders all tasted the same. They all came in a can, they all tasted sweet and they were all “chick drinks”. Then along came Savanna. A dry cider in a unique dumpy bottle (to chase after the unique dumpy manly drinker). The product was less sweet and dry; and like the African Savanna, a bit on the wild side.

 One day a bartender at La Med in Cape Town named Dale Raines had a brainwave of note. He placed a lemon wedge in the neck of a Savanna and before long it took off like a wildfire. And the rest, as they say, is history. Today this is still the preferred way to serve Savanna.

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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


Welcome to the world of Tsogo Sun Hotels where every day is a celebration and where great experiences are created with passion. A heritage of 50 years of excellence in providing a home away from home has earned the trust of Tsogo Sun Hotel guests, who find variety, quality, warmth and trusted service with flair in each of our destinations. 

From functional to luxurious, from exciting to relaxing, Tsogo Sun Hotels offer a brand and a service to suit every traveller’s needs. Properties across the spectrum from elegant, individually branded luxury hotels, full service through to select service and hotels catering to budget conscious travellers all have one thing in common – an overriding commitment to creating great experiences at our distinctive destinations.

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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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Thirsti - Official Water Partner

Nothing satisfies thirst like high-quality water, especially after hours in the saddle. 

THIRSTI, a Kwazulu-Natal based water brand, promises to satisfy thirst, fast, with its Still and Sparkling spring waters that have been sourced from deep in the Drakensberg mountains. This Natural Spring Water, which has been the life source of local communities for decades, has been naturally filtered before bottling to keep the same crisp and delicious taste experienced at its source.

Production began in late 2015 and, in late 2020, the THIRSTI Flavours were launched. This bold range contains 6 new Flavours that will sweeten up your day like nothing else can! With litchi, lemon, berry, naartjie, granadilla and pineapple Flavours, there’s something for everyone.


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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Big Box Containers – Official Partner

Big Box Containers is a leading provider of new and repurposed shipping containers for dry and cold storage. It also offers affordable office containers for rent and converts containers to meet a variety of needs – including accommodation and high-quality ablution blocks at events. Big Box Containers is passionate about mountain biking in the Cape. The company supports and actively participates in a number of annual MTB and other sports events, including the much-awaited Cape Epic. It has also supplied containers for a number of community and charitable initiatives, from large-scale projects to more humble, but equally important, projects for local schools and crèches. Big Box Containers has been operating for over two decades and has branches in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Pretoria.

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Beith Digital- Official Branding Partner

Beith Cape Town is a large format, wide, retail print and promotion company based in Cape Town that forms part of Beith Digital Group. We produce for a variety of large-scale sporting events like the Absa Cape Epic and we have the experience, suitable equipment and capacity to produce top quality large runs timeously.

Why Beith Cape Town?

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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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At Curro, learners, parents and teachers work together in an extended environment to ensure our learners’ success. We believe it is a shared responsibility to empower children with the creative, intellectual and decision-making skills necessary for them to become intellectual and socially responsible adults who will take on the 21st century with confidence.

As a leading independent education provider, we prepare learners across Southern Africa for the future by providing high-quality education that embraces 21st-century learning through technology.

To celebrate this partnership between Curro Holdings and the Absa Cape Epic, we offer a scholarship at a Curro school of choice, from Grade 1 to Grade 12, for the winners of the Exxaro category. Winners may nominate a family member to take advantage of this life-changing experience.

Visit the Curro exhibition tent at the grand finale at Val de Vie for exciting activations and amazing give-aways. See you there!

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Devil's Peak Brewing Co - Official Beer

Born in the Cape, Devil’s Peak Brewing Company began its journey of exploration and innovation during the early days of the craft beer revolution. Much like the Cape Epic, we pride ourselves in showcasing what both the province and this beautiful country have to offer. From international collaborations and limited releases to the largest barrel-aging programme in the country, we are actively pushing the boundaries of what beer can and should be – all while brewing world-class, accessible beer styles for every taste.

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Visit: Devil's Peak Brewing Company  

DPD Laser - Official Courier Partner

DPD Laser, through its trading division Dawn Wing, is one of South Africa’s leading express delivery companies that has been proudly serving South Africa for over 30 years. DPD Laser offers customers an unrivalled national network and a selection of services that can satisfy any B2B/B2C express logistics requirement, with specialist expertise in eCommerce, Healthcare, Automotive as well as Online Groceries and Fresh Produce. DPD Laser Express Logistics is a company jointly owned and controlled by The Laser Group and DPDgroup. Specialists in time definite express delivery services for letters and parcels up to 30kgs and with a strong national footprint of over 20 depots, 900 employees, and more than 350 vehicles. We combine innovative technology along with our local and international expertise to provide flexible and user-friendly products and services – all designed with our customers and their customers in mind. We keep things simple so that doing business with us is perfectly convenient.

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Falke - Official Socks

Falke is proud to partner with Absa Cape Epic 2020-2022 as the official sock sponsor and to extend their mountain biking footprint in South Africa. Falke will be present during the gruelling 8 day race to amplify the comfort of riders and ultimately increase the riders performance. “We are honoured to be part of this world class South African event that attracts cyclists from across the world. With innovation at its forefront, Falke will offer and educate riders in terms of advanced technology and wearer comfort as well as the importance of a well-fitted sock.  




Hansgrohe - Official Shower Accessories

hansgrohe stands for innovative solutions for kitchens and bathrooms that combine intelligent functionality, outstanding design, and enduring quality. Based in Germany’s Black Forest region, the internationally active Hansgrohe Group sells premium products for showers, shower systems, bathroom and kitchen taps, and kitchen sinks under the hansgrohe brand.

hansgrohe stands for great moments with water since 1901. With its many award-winning products, this traditional brand shapes the flow of water in the kitchen and the bathroom. Because this is where people spend the time they treasure most and experience precious moments in the interaction with water.

hansgrohe stands for Smart Living applications that enrich people’s everyday lives and offer them more functionality and safety in their homes.





Mediclinic - Medical Partner

Mediclinic is a leading private hospital group, operating locally within South Africa and Namibia and with international divisions based in the Middle East and Switzerland. Our business vision is one of providing safe, quality clinical care and placing our patients at the centre of all decisions. Our Corporate Events division has applied this philosophy to position itself as a leader in medical support at major events such as the Cape Town Cycle Tour, the HSBC World Rugby Sevens, Cape Town Marathon, Discovery Triathlon World Cup, FNB Wines to Whales, and, of course, the Absa Cape Epic. 

With more than 15 years’ experience at the Absa Cape Epic, our team of medical experts are able to plan all medical services meticulously by gathering information on participants to assess their health risk from a range of medical conditions, which is then saved on a sophisticated electronic patient tracking system. This provides medical personnel with easily accessible and accurate medical information during 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. 

The Corporate Events team runs thorough screening processes for most of our mass participation events enabling us to provide the highest possible level of medical care.

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

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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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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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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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Shimano - Official Tech Zone Partner

SHIMANO Multi-Service technicians have been supporting riders and events around the world for over 35 years. The team of experienced mechanics and service experts can be found everywhere from regional rides and local bike events to the top international races and world-class competitions. You’ll recognize our global team of mechanics thanks to the iconic blue follow cars at major international events including World Championship races, iconic one-day Classics and Grand Tours such as the Tour de France, La Vuelta and the Giro D’Italia. Now the Absa Cape Epic too. And of course you’ll always receive a warm welcome and friendly advice at the blue Shimano tents and service areas at events around the globe.


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Ship To Cycle - Official Bike Carrier

Ship to Cycle is the new door to door service to safely and efficiently send your bike wherever you want. The service is dedicated to all cycling enthusiasts: professionals, amateurs and cycle tourists.
The objective is to offer a premium service that relieves you of the stress of transporting your bike to the airport and avoids further inconvenience of the transfer to the race venue or hotel. This makes it possible to organise your trip with greater flexibility, not only for sporting purposes, but also for tourism.
Ship To Cycle relies on the best international couriers who guarantee precision and punctuality in deliveries. You can also activate an insurance policy that covers the full value of your bike throughout its journey.
Ship To Cycle is a service powered by SEL – Sport & Events Logistics. 

For more than twenty years we have offered logistics and management services to sportspeople, teams and organisers.  



Squirt Cycling Products - Official Bike Care Sponsor

Bikinvention is a corporation that has developed a wax chain lubricant with unique properties called Squirt Chain Lube®. We also produce a concentrated biodegradable bike cleaner (Squirt Bike Cleaner®), a long lasting application for skin protection on endurance events (Squirt Barrier Balm®), a puncture sealant that will seal every air leak or puncture (SquirtSEAL®), and a highly functional sweat removal device (SweatSucker® and SLURP®), and the first high-end chains on the market to be pre-lubed and sold ‘ready to use,’ (Squirt Coated Chain®).

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STADIO - Official Education Partner

At STADIO, we believe in the future of our nation. We want to make a difference by offering greater access to higher education, so that every South African has the opportunity to become the most empowered version of themself.

By investing in the human potential all around us, we can grow minds, dreams and employment. Ultimately benefiting our nation as a whole. We take a profound interest in what our students want, and what our country and the world of work needs. And we offer higher education specially designed to satisfy all. At the end of the day, we have an opportunity to not just help individuals realise their dreams, but to help a nation grow stronger.



Val de Vie Estate - Grand Finale Venue

The home of the Grand Finale of the Absa Cape Epic, Val de Vie is South Africa’s most secure luxury lifestyle estate, you’ll discover vast range of over 20 lifestyle offerings and outdoor activities, catering to a diverse group of homeowners, with different interests and pastimes.

From jogging trails alongside vineyards and fishing spots along the Berg River, our world famous Pearl Valley Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course to exquisite event facilities and outstanding restaurants on the estate, encapsulated by world-class security, residents are provided with a setting in which to enjoy life to the fullest.

In the same way that Val de Vie provides an extensive array of amenities, it offers a collection of home styles to best suit your taste.

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