Christoph Sauser: Feeling the Heat

Christoph Sauser

Christoph Sauser (Image credit: Michal Cervený)

I always sleep really well before big races, and last night I slept even better than normal. After waking up, I jumped on the rollers for half an hour, then had breakfast and did the final packing. For Epic, you always over-pack: you end up using so little, like only three pairs of socks instead of the seven pairs you packed.

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Former mountain bike world champion Christoph Sauser has a lengthy palmares, including multiple Cape Epic victories. The Swiss rider is blogging for Cyclingnews from the South African stage race in 2017, providing insight into his experience and the race overall.