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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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Visit: http://www.assos.com

 

 

 

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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Visit: www.landrover.co.za

 

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

This is Woolworths’ 10th year as an official sponsor of the Absa Cape Epic, 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 you’ll find here includes sustainably farmed fruit and vegetables, free-range meat never treated with routine antibiotics or growth hormones, responsibly sourced fish and seafood, 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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Visit: www.woolworths.co.za

 

 

SILVER SPONSORS

Hunter's Edge - Official Cider

Distinctively smooth, EDGE brings together the satisfaction of beer and the refreshment of a full flavoured cider. This premium cider with its rich golden colour is a new category breaker, endorsed by the largest cider brand in Africa. From the first sip to last, EDGE delivers the satisfaction of beer with ultimate cider refreshment, giving you what you want from both to hit the spot. 

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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 

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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. 

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Plascon - Official Sponsor

For 128 years Plascon has been leading the way in the coatings industry. While we have always led from the front in innovation and industry it is not merely our scientific expertise that has given us this edge.

 

 

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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.  

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Tsogo Sun - Official Accommodation Partner

AFRICA’S LEADING HOSPITALITY GROUP
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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Visit: https://www.tsogosun.com

 

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

For more information please visit: www.usn.co.za

 

OFFICIAL SUPPLIERS

 

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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Visit: www.amped.co.za 

 

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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Visit: www.aquelle.co.za

 

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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Visit: www.avis.co.za 

 

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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BTI - Branding Partner

BTI Branding 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 BTI?

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Visit: www.btibranding.co.za

Branding Through Innovation

 

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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Visit: www.buff.co.za

 

 

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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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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Visit: www.mediclinic.co.za

 

 

 

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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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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Visit: www.on-running.com 

 

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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Visit: www.sport24hrs.co.za

 

 

Val de Vie Estate - Official 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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