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2018 Stage 7

Sunday, March 25, 2018
Start Location
Huguenot High & Primary School
Finish Location
Val de Vie Estate




Remember when the last day at the Absa Cape Epic was a trundle home? No more. The climbing starts after just 3km on the Patatskloof (Sweet Potato Ravine). Concrete strips announce the beginning of the Beulah climb, which leads into the seemingly-endless Hawaqa climb, which together gain over 450m in around 6km. Once done with the Protea Climb, riders will be able to see the finish at Val de Vie, but have one last challenge: the Freedom Struggle Climb. The Bone Rattler descent is followed by a last 3km bump and a very loose and rocky descent where they will need to exercise caution. The final 6km is on purpose-built singletrack to the Grand Finale at Val de Vie Estate and the celebration of wearing an Absa Cape Epic finisher’s medal.

Land Rover Technical Terrain: After the Freedom Struggle Climb comes the Bone Rattler – the final hurdles of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic.  A rocky three-kilometre climb that is completely bare to the elements, followed by the final Land Rover Technical Terrain - one of the riskiest descents in the entire route and a place where your finishers’ medal could be at stake