The 2021 Cape Epic has been postponed due to the upsurge in Covid-19 cases across the globe and the ever-changing restrictions relating to mass participation events in South Africa.
The organisers issues a statement today in which they explained that, after careful consideration and continued communication with local authorities, they had taken the decision to postpone the start of the eight-day mountain bike race to October 17 next year.
In the statement, they reiterated that the safety of riders, staff, crew and other stakeholders was paramount in their decision and that they would continue to follow guidelines and recommendations in a manner consistent with local community objectives and within the expectations set by public health entities.
“I would like to thank all of our riders as well as our sponsors and stakeholders for their understanding and unwavering support in what has been an extremely demanding year,” said Cape Epic managing director Michael Flinn.
All the riders who had registered for the 2021 Cape Epic have been sent communication pertaining to the options that are available to them.