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The world deserves a great view of its toughest bike race

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Why connect a race in the mountains?

The world deserves an epic view

‘What separates the ordinary from the exceptional is the ability to connect the world to every second of the race.’

Kevin Vermaak - Absa Cape Epic founder
Riders and officials

Riders and officials

To monitor and officiate the competition along the route

Medical

Organisers, caterers, medical

To track progress, prepare meals, and assist with medical emergencies

Family

Family

To keep track of loved ones' progress and communicate support

Journalist

Journalists

To report accurately on competition and take the race to the world

What makes connecting an off-road bike race so challenging?

Distances

Vast distances

1,000km of tough, off-road terrain, through valleys and across mountains

Infrastructure

Lack of infrastructure

Route leads through rural areas with very little to no existing connectivity

Weather

Harsh weather

Race conditions often include rain, hail, wind, sun, and extreme heat

Race dynamics

Race dynamics

Tracking riders through every stage and through all eventualities of off-road racing

Live-tracking technology across perilous terrain

Here’s how the Absa Cape Epic solution works

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Mountain biking rises to the challenges of a digital world

Digital infrastructure

Digital infrastructure

High-speed Wi-Fi data connections, live-tracking, data analytics, and graphic displays.

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Workspaces for tomorrow

Digital workplace

Videoconferencing in Wi-Fi hotspots, connecting riders to friends and family around world.

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Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity

100% backup, 24/7 reliable uptime, secure data flow at all times.

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Reaching epic heights through connectivity

Without connectivity, world-class event organisation is impossible.

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Connecting the media

Matt Eagar – Cycling Journalist, Bike Hub

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Live GoPro filming

Kevin Vermaak – Cape Epic Founder

Absa Cape Epic’s race to digital

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A revolutionary race experience in 2016

Visit the world’s premier mountain bike stage race online

View the Absa Cape Epic microsite which brings together all the facts and stats you need.

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