Cape Epic Cancelled in South Africa

Cape Epic Cancelled in South Africa

Last week we gave you a Absa Cape Epic preview, this week we are sad to say it is cancelled. More details to come as soon as they roll in.

The Official Statement regarding the cancellation of the 2020 Absa Cape Epic

Out of concern for the health and safety of our riders and other stakeholders, following recent advice received from the Western Cape Government, we have no choice but to cancel the 2020 Absa Cape Epic due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. 

Mediclinic, the event’s medical partner since inception and which provides services to many Western Cape events, supports the decision. The decision also has the full support of most of our sponsors, including our headline sponsor, Absa.

The event was due to start on Sunday March 15 on Table Mountain and end on March 22 in Paarl after travelling to Ceres, Tulbagh and Wellington.

Race founder Kevin Vermaak said: ‘I have taken this step with a heavy heart, but the health and safety of everybody involved in the event has to be paramount. ‘At 6pm today we received the formal advice from government.’

Kevin appealed for patience from all stakeholders, who will be contacted directly regarding the way forward. 

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Thank you for your commitment and we look forward to providing you with an exceptional race experience in the future.

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