"Since MuleBar joined the Cape Epic I have noticed a significant drop in stomach and nutritional problems throughout the race" - Dr Basil Bonner - the Absa Cape Epic race Doctor.
MuleBar has had a long connection with the Absa Cape Epic. We were the nutritional partner for the event in 2009 and 2010 with teams racing in the 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 races.
The race is the largest full-service mountain bike stage race in the world and takes place in the stunning South African Western Cape every March/April.
Some blog entries from various years' races:
Cape Epic 2008:
Here we go again on the Cape Epic. Jimmy and I are in and registered and looking to do a bit better than just finish this time. The course sounds like it's going to be fantastic and we'll be fuelled to the gills with Mule Bar and a full team strip. 2006 was our first full on long distance race and we've done the Trans Scotland since then. We'll keep you updated on training progress and also rasing money for this year's charity. Cheers.
Visit the Cape Epic 2008 website: www.cape-epic.com
It's official! The Absa Cape Epic 2009, here we come:
Read all about it, as they say!
We are now the official energy bar of the most incredible MTB race on the planet: TheCape Epic so get your boots on and start riding.
Most of you know that Jimmy and I have been into this and a lot of other races for quite some time, and this one is special. After meeting Kevin Vermaak and talking about all his plans for the future and having always been so impressed with the incredibly professional and flowing race design, we are proud to be able to announce this.
Check out the official announcement on the Cape Epic site by clicking here.
Guess who's riding the Cape Epic this year:
2008 sees the most competitive field ever in the history of the Absa Cape Epic presented by adidas. Since many pro riders who rode the race last year had excellent results in the UCI MTB World Cup, many top athletes use the race as preparation for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. One of the top contenders is Christoph Sauser, the reigning World and European Mountain Bike Marathon Champion. Sauser, who has eleven World Cup wins to his name and won the Absa Cape Epic in 2006 with his friend and fellow Swiss rider Silvio Bundi, will team up with Burry Stander this year, the current African and South African XC MTB Champion. Other top riders racing in what is billed to be the most competitive MTB stage race on the international racing programme for 2008 are: the first Olympic Gold medallist Bart Brentjens who teams up with the 2006 Marathon World Cup winner in Mont Saint-Anne, Alban Lakata (Dolphin); last year’s Absa Cape Epic winners Karl Platt and Stefan Sahm (Bulls); former Absa Cape Epic champion and multiple World Cup winner Roel Paulissen racing with the reigning U23 XC MTB World Champion Jakob Fuglsang (Cannondale Vredestein 1); multiple Swedish Champion Fredrik Kessiakoff who teams up with the 2004 Marathon World Champion Massimo Debertolis (Full-Dynamix-RSM); Rune Høydahl who claimed eleven world cup victories in his career and Truls Haugseth (Høydahl 2); the living mountain biking legends Thomas Frischknecht and Tom Ritchey (Project Rwanda); former Pan American Champion Jeremiah Bishop and Chris Eatoph, winner of the 2007 BC Bike Race and of six 24-hour solo world titles (Trek VW); multiple TransAlp Champion Carsten Bresser and former Team Telekom star Udo Boelts (Rocky Mountain/ Cube); marathon specialist Pia Sundstedt and multiple World Champion and World Cup winner Alison Sydor (Rocky Mountain Girls); two times Pan American Champion Susan Haywood and X-terra triathlete Jennifer Smith (Trek VW WSD); last but not least South Africa’s top contenders, Kevin Evans who placed third at the 2005 Absa Cape Epic and three-time Giro del Capo winner David George (MTN Energade 1).
AND the lesser known Jimmy and Alex, just arrived in Cape Town and now in Knysna. (The above must be quaking in their boots!)
Read more and apply for Cape Epic 2014, click here