Inside Specialized Racing 2016 – EP 1 Annika Langvad

Season 2016, Episode 1. Uploaded by specialized411. Welcome back to Inside Specialized Racing. In this episode, we meet up with two-time winner of the ABSA Cape Epic, Annika Langvad, in both Copenhagen, Denmark and Stellenbosch, South Africa to get a glimpse of her training ahead of the Cape Epic. It’s the official start of her… Continue reading Inside Specialized Racing 2016 – EP 1 Annika Langvad

Santa Cruz Bicycles – Greg’s Epic: A Tallboy Tale

Uploaded by Santa Cruz Bicycles. South African mountain biking legend, Greg Minnaar, meets legendary South African mountain bike stage race, the Absa Cape Epic. Filmed live during the 2016 event, Greg’s Epic is a tall tale of what the Tallboy can do in the hands of a deviant. Soundtrack provided by West African group, Songhoy… Continue reading Santa Cruz Bicycles – Greg’s Epic: A Tallboy Tale

2015 Absa Cape Epic – Stage 7

Season 2015, Episode 8. Uploaded by specialized411. The final stage of the Absa Cape Epic is short, flat and fast. But with victory all but guaranteed for the team, we also take a look back at the storied history of soon to be five-time winner of the Cape Epic, Christophe Sauser. We hear from the… Continue reading 2015 Absa Cape Epic – Stage 7

2015 Absa Cape Epic – Stage 6

Season 2015, Episode 7. Uploaded by specialized411. Yesterday we checked in with the support crew to get a firsthand look at the people working tirelessly behind the scenes and today we take a look at the gear. Annika and Ariane have been dominating on the S-Works Era, while Sauser and Kulhavý are riding the S-Works… Continue reading 2015 Absa Cape Epic – Stage 6

2015 Absa Cape Epic – Stage 5

Season 2015, Episode 6. Uploaded by specialized411. At the Absa Cape Epic, there’s two races occurring simultaneously—the race for the riders and the race for the support crew. For our racers, Stage 5’s 117km and 2500m of climbing will be brutal, but as we’ll find out, the job of the crew is just as difficult.… Continue reading 2015 Absa Cape Epic – Stage 5

2015 Absa Cape Epic – Stage 4

Season 2015, Episode 5. Uploaded by specialized411. Yesterday’s stage put the “epic” in Cape Epic, with Annika and Ariane putting in a serious gap to their rivals and ultimately finishing back in the Orange Jersey. And on the men’s side, Sauser and Kulhavý continue to dominate, taking their third stage since the Prologue. Stage 4,… Continue reading 2015 Absa Cape Epic – Stage 4

2015 Absa Cape Epic – Stage 3

Season 2015, Episode 4. Uploaded by specialized411. As Stage 2 revealed yesterday, the Absa Cape Epic is unforgiving. One mistake, and you can wind up in the bush, or like Ariane and Annika, with a one-hour time penalty. The pair is starting 27:06m back from the Orange Jersey and the chase for top honors is… Continue reading 2015 Absa Cape Epic – Stage 3

2015 Absa Cape Epic – Stage 2

Season 2015, Episode 3. Uploaded by specialized411. At the end of yesterday’s stage, Annika and Ariane left no room for doubt that they were at the 2015 Absa Cape Epic to win. And on the men’s side, Sauser and Kulhavý cinched the overall lead with a decisive comeback from a late mechanical. For Stage 2,… Continue reading 2015 Absa Cape Epic – Stage 2

2015 Absa Cape Epic – Stage 1

Season 2015, Episode 2. Uploaded by specialized411. Stage 1 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic goes hard from the gate, with 2800m of climbing over an 113km course. Ariane and Annika will be looking to capitalize on their dominant win in yesterday’s Prologue, while the men are aiming to move upward from their current position… Continue reading 2015 Absa Cape Epic – Stage 1

2015 Absa Cape Epic – Prologue

Season 2015, Episode 1. Uploaded by specialized411. The 2015 Absa Cape Epic begins with a Prologue Stage which features 600m of climbing over a 20km route. The kickoff to eight days of racing is the perfect arena to not only display form, but to show how well teams are working together. And when it comes… Continue reading 2015 Absa Cape Epic – Prologue

Cape Epic 2014 – Stage 7

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

Cape Epic 2014 – Stage 6

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

Cape Epic 2014 – Stage 5

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