Episode 10. Uploaded by specialized411. The Cape Epic so much more than a bicycle race. Going into the final stage the riders and support crew celebrate another incredible event and reflect on what makes this event so special. Racing by nature is mentally and physically demanding, however the ABSA Cape Epic is truly about teamwork… Continue reading Cape Epic 2014 – Stage 7
Episode 9. Uploaded by specialized411. The brutal conditions have taken a toll on the riders; however, they see the light at the end of the tunnel. With about 40 hours of racing in just a few days, the S-Works Epic machines have seen relentless abuse, yet are holding up incredibly well. Stage 6 entails a… Continue reading Cape Epic 2014 – Stage 6
Episode 8. Uploaded by specialized411. At 115km long, Stage 5 presents one of the most difficult tests in already grueling week. While a focus has been on Specialized Racing’s Christoph Sauser and Frantisek Rabon chipping away at the leaders time advantage the Specialized Racing women’s team of Annika Langvad and Arianne Kleinhans sit atop the… Continue reading Cape Epic 2014 – Stage 5
Episode 7. Uploaded by specialized411. Despite the hundreds of racers on the starting line, the Cape Epic’s most brutal challengers are the unrelenting terrain and the havoc set upon bikes and equipment. Specialized Racing’s support team of Benno Willeit, Harry Orr, Dylan van der Merwe, and Pieter Wehmeyer work through the night to have the… Continue reading Cape Epic 2014 – Stage 4
Episode 6. Uploaded by specialized411. By stage 3 all riders know what they’re in for—a long day in the saddle and pushing themselves far beyond their comfort zone. With Frantisek’s road racing background, the pressure is on for him and Sauser to live up to expectations on this primarily flat 134km stage. Nearing the halfway… Continue reading Cape Epic 2014 – Stage 3
Episode 5. Uploaded by specialized411. In only the second stage, racing strategy takes a back seat to survival, as stormy weather and mechanical issues challenge the riders’ mettle and focus. Christoph and Frantisek remain within striking distance of the leaders with five days of racing ahead, while Sam and Eric position themselves within their group… Continue reading Cape Epic 2014 – Stage 2
Episode 4. Uploaded by specialized411. With the prologue behind the Specialized Racing team, Christoph and Frantisek look to improve on their 9th place standing and focus on the high-speed and demanding 101 km ahead in Stage 1. Sam and Eric sit in an impressive 43rd place overall, but will the first stage’s classic Cape Epic… Continue reading Cape Epic 2014 – Stage 1
Episode 3. Uploaded by specialized411. In 2012 and 2013 Specialized Racing took the leaders jersey at this early stage in the race. A short and intense stage raced on mostly open singletrack, the two-man teams start as pairs and hit the course with 1-minute intervals between competitors. Will their preparation in 2014 earn them the… Continue reading Cape Epic 2014 – Prologue
Episode 2. Uploaded by specialized411. Choosing a partner for Christoph Sauser was not easy. The question everyone is asking, will he be good enough? Frantisek Rabon takes part in his first ever MTB Stage race and we are there to bring you the story.
Episode 1. Uploaded by specialized411. When four time Cape Epic winner Christoph Sauser finds himself without a partner in 2014, the search begins to find a capable partner.