Catch Cape Epic founder, Kevin Vermaak on Wednesday 15 March, as he explains what this year’s Cape Epic will entail and what this year’s new coarse will be like. Now in its 14th year, the annual Cape Epic will kick off on sunday, 19 March at Meerendal Wine Estate and come to an end on Sunday, 26 March 2017 at Val de Vie Estate in Franschhoek. it’s a grueling event only for professional and amateur riders who have the endurance for it, however knowing that you where able to complete it, is a satisfying achievement.
The coarse will go through towns such as Elgin, Greyton and Hermanus, in the Western Cape. The first leg of the race will be around Hermanus for the first time in eight years, before it finishes at the Val de Vie Estate in Franschhoek. There will be 650 teams of, making it 1300 riders in total, put into the five categories, which are; men, women, mixed, masters (40 years or older) and grand masters (50 years or older), with team members being penalised if they are more than 2 minutes apart at the end of a stage. The week long coarse will roughly be 691 km long, with the first leg beginning with a 26 km time trail at the Absa Cape Epic Prologue.
Tune in on Wednesday to catch Kervin explain more on the epic Cape Epic, only on your favourite morning breakfast show.