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Brand new for 2019 is the Teams category, where riders will tackle the four day stage race in teams of two.  

Teams ride in the same cycling jersey, staying no more than two minutes apart throughout the four days of riding. Teams MTB racing is fast growing in popularity on the global mountain bike scene and has added a whole new dynamic to the sport. It provides riders with the chance to race not against, but with a mate, or family member.

The comradery and team dynamics of working together through your Cape to Cape challenge, whether you are there to win, or just participate, will bring a whole new dimension to your experience.

View the Team Race Rules here.

Cape Epic Qualification

Standard Cape EpicAs an entrant into Cape to Cape, you also have the unique possibility of guaranteeing a team entry for yourself and your partner. A number of team entries for the 2020 Absa Cape Epic have been set-aside exclusively for 2019 Cape to Cape riders. You can guarantee your entry either via performance, or through a draw. 

Check out the Cape Epic Qualification page for more info.

Team Entry Categories

Cape to Cape has five different team race categories where you ride in teams of two. The age of the youngest team rider determines the race category;

  1. Men: Both riders are male.
  2. Women: Both riders are female.
  3. Mixed: One rider is male and one rider is female.
  4. Masters: Both riders are 40 years or older on 31 December of the year of the race.
  5. Grandmasters: Both riders are 50 years or older on 31 December of the year of the race.

Minimum age is 15 years at 17 October 2019.

Click here for more information about the Cape Epic Qualification