Organisers of the 2018 TransCape, driven by Volvo, announced to the mountain-bike community a lucrative R250 000 prize purse for the event which takes place from 4-10 February 2018.
TransCape presents a scenic 614km, 7-day mountain-bike journey from Knysna in the Garden Route to Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands.
The prize purse is evenly split between men, women and mixed teams while there is also a prize fund allocation for single men and ladies who take part.
To view the full prize schedule, click here.
The organisation is aiming to elevate the status of the event on all media channels for 2018, which includes an international television broadcast package, to ensure sufficient sponsors’ coverage for riders and event sponsors.
With the unveiling of the 2018 TransCape route new route director Pieter van Wyk, in conjunction with route consultant, Johan Kriegler, have unearthed some sublime route options for the iconic 7-day mountain-bike adventure.
TransCape 2018 starts in the quaint Garden Route village of Knysna on 4 February 2018 and concludes in the beautiful Cape Winelands village of Franschhoek on 10 February 2018. Riders will cover a total of 614km over 7 stages with a total of 10 200m of vertical ascent.
True to the spirit of the race, the 2018 TransCape will be tough, but the aim with the route is to create variety and increase rideability. This entails substantial trail creation for 2018 as well as building bridges at river crossings.
Pieter and Johan, who between them have more than 30 years of route experience in the Absa Cape Epic and FNB Wines2Whales respectively, have taken what they believe are sensible route options, which don’t include climbs with long unrideable rocky gradients.
They have tempered the climbing challenges to between 1000m and 1600m daily – apart from stage 2 (1900m) and the final stage (1850m).
Source: ASG Events