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Most riders begin planning for the Absa Cape Epic a year in advance. It is impossible to over-prepare for this race (but remember not to over-train!).

Although a lot of planning goes into the physical training, nutrition strategy and preparation of your bike, mental preparation is just as important. Willpower and a positive attitude are just as likely to get you through a tough stage as the latest and greatest carbon mountain bike. We suggest finding a veteran of mountain bike stage racing or previous Absa Cape Epic finisher to help guide your preparation. If you can't find someone, or need more information, we provide a number of tools to assist riders in their preparation, including a Rider Info Evening held in Cape Town.  


Training Programmes

Finding and following a quality training program is an important element to success in the Absa Cape Epic. Daisyway Coaching Systems offers a training programmes specifically geared at finishing the Absa Cape Epic, please contact them directly for more information. 

Daisyway Coaching Systems was founded in 1997 by Erica Green and has been partnered by Louise Jansen van Rensburg since 2005.

Erica is a UCI Level 3 Coach and Louise is a Sport Physiologist (B.Sc (Sport Science) and M. Phil (Exercise Physiology) (Stellenbosch University), as well as a UCI Level 2 Coach. Daisyway Coaching Systems specialises in a broad range of both road cycling and mountain biking single or multi-day events from novice to elite level athletes. Their main aim is to maximise each individual’s personal performance in order for them to achieve their goals.


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