12.8 miles
Distance
2,881 ft
Climb
-2,882 ft
Descent
1,380 ft
High Point
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Table of the Cape
Luís de Camões characterised Table Mountain as the mythological giant, Adamastor. The petrified titan provides fast and technical, at times, riding for the opening kilometres of the 2021 Absa Cape Epic, in Table Mountain National Park. Returning riders will be well briefed on what to expect; steep gradients heading both up and downhill, massive trail-side crowds and a flutter of pre-race butterflies. The Prologue features climbing from the off; through campus and the UCT XC Track and onto the dual tracks of Table Mountain National Park. The first significant challenge is the Quarry Climb. Spurred on by cheers, from trail-side fans, riders will then ascend to Dead Man’s Tree; virtually the highest point of the stage. The asphalt of Table Mountain Road provides rolling respite before the white knuckle descent of the day’s Land Rover Technical Terrain: Plum Pudding.

Land Rover Technical Terrain: Plum Pudding
Located 16 kilometres into the Prologue, the first section of Land Rover Technical Terrain has a formidable reputation. Some Cape Town riders seek it out for its dusty surface and precipitous gradient. Others avoid it at all costs following the jeep tracks downhill rather than risk its final mine-shalt like drop. Absa Cape Epic riders will have no B-line, it is Plum Pudding or humble pie.

Detailed Description
Absa Cape Epic 2021 Prologue is a 13 mile intermediate race route located near Cape Town. This mountain bike primary route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 2,881 ft with a max elevation of 1,380 ft then descends -2,882 ft.
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  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Sunday October 17, 2021
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
  • AKA
    Cape Epic
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Absa Cape Epic 2021 Prologue mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    262 ft
  • Altitude start
    269 ft
  • Altitude end
    269 ft
  • Grade max
    -70.7%
  • Grade min
    59.5%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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