The route profiles, stage stats and route summaries are posted on the official Cape Outback website, www.capeoutback.co.za.
In a nutshell… 4 stages, 388km, 5900m of vertical climbing and unlimited experiences on your bike. Thank you once again to Johann Groenewald and Tracks4Africa. Go check out the route on the website! You have eight days left to enter and be part of one of the finest expedition-style mountain bike stage race out there. There are also only eight days left to enter the Strandveld Challenge.
The Strandveld Challenge gives mountain bikers an opportunity to be part of the final stage of the Cape Outback 2013. In doing so, you will also be supporting Die Burger Kersfonds in their quest to raise R1.3m for charity. Riders of the Strandveld Challenge will enjoy an all-inclusive opportunity to join the Cape Outback expedition on its final night at Strandveld and ride the final stage to Beloftebos. 75km and 1500m of climbing through some of the Overberg’s finest mountain biking areas. Entries for the Strandveld Challenge are also online at www.capeoutback.co.za.
Galvatech development teams
Cape Town-based galvanising company, Galvatech, has stepped to the podium by sponsoring two development cycling teams for Cape Outback 2013. The two development teams will be taking part under the watchful eye of Stellenbosch-based mountain biker Jan Scannel. The Riversdal-based Galvatech Ha!qua team of Granville Daries and Morné van Staden will this year be lining up for their second Cape Outback. Despite numerous setbacks and limited equipment during the 2012 expedition, Granville and Morné earned their Cape Outback 2012 Finishers Medals by finishing 36th overall.
The other Galvatech team will be the newcomers Lorenzo le Roux and Stanzel Olyn. Lorenzo and Stanzel is trained by Jan Scannel and has, under his guidance, completed numerous single stage events. Cape Outback 2013 will be their first attempt in a multiple stage race.
Cape Outback on YouTube
Excitement is building as the calendar is ticking of the days before the start of what promises to be the best Cape Outback MTB Expedition to date! Here’s a little video clip that will get you going. Turn up the volume and enjoy the ride!