The decision to postpone the event has been made due to an upsurge of international and local Covid-19 cases, and the ever-changing restrictions relating to mass participation events in South Africa. As always, the safety of riders, staff, crew, and stakeholders remains paramount to every decision made by the organisation and we will continue to follow guidelines and recommendations in a manner consistent with local community objectives and within the expectations set by public health entities.
We at the Absa Cape Epic appreciate that this may not be the news that our riders were hoping to receive as we approach the Festive Season break – a time where riders usually spend countless hours in preparation of what’s to come in The Race That Measures All – but we want to ensure you have the maximum notice and opportunity to plan for the rescheduled event date.
Our team, sponsors, crew, and local communities have been working tirelessly to adapt to the challenges posed in these uncertain times, but it has become clear that in order to deliver an event to the standard the Absa Cape Epic is renowned for, it is best to postpone to 17-24 October 2021.
“I would like to thank all of our riders as well as our sponsors and stakeholders for their understanding and unwavering support in what has been an extremely demanding year,” explained Michael Flinn, Managing Director of the Absa Cape Epic.
All registered riders for the 2021 Absa Cape Epic have been sent an email explaining the options available to them.
Like our riders, we are disappointed but look forward to welcoming them back for an exceptional race experience in October 2021.