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First International Training Camp


Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike training camp

Lanzarote, part of the Canary Islands and located about 100 miles northwest of Morocco’s coastline, is the ideal location to train for such an adventurous and extreme event; not only because of the similar road and track conditions, but also the warm and sunny climate in combination with the perfect training facilities at Club La Santa. This camp is not only for Absa Cape Epic (future) participants, but for all experienced mountain bike riders with a passion for stage racing (you should be able to ride 4-5 hours on a mountain bike daily).

The Training Rides

The routes will vary both in length and difficulty, taking you to the far south, through the fascinating Fire Mountains and up to the north with the view over the nearby island La Graciosa. The dramatic landscape of the island and the wind will challenge you on the lava fields, gravel and sandy roads, single tracks, jeep tracks and rocky descents. The daily rides will be between 3 and 6 hours, organised in different group levels. Four times Absa Cape Epic finisher Laurent Sillon, together with the hosts and Green Team bike guides, will offer you plenty of challenges, guidance and many unforgettable
off-road experiences. On top of that you will get the chance to challenge yourself and experience the race adrenaline in the Club La Santa 2 stage Mountain Bike Race (30 + 60k) taking place on the 29th and 30th of January 2011.


The programme includes other activities than biking. There will be different lectures on stage race nutrition, the “Epic experience”, 2011 Absa Cape Epic race/ practical information and workshops on bike set-up and repair. The week will end with a nice dinner in the restaurant “La Casa”.

Please click here to download the full programme and application form.

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