Christoph Sauser: It's a head game

It doesn't matter whether it's 15 years ago or now. Whether it's the Olympics or the world championships or the Cape Epic. The pressure doesn't get any easier. What's different at the end of the Epic is that everybody is tired and it all comes down to your headspace: whether you can ride with positive emotions or not.

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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.