Christoph Sauser: Why should we hold back?

A smiling Christoph Sauser (Investec-Songo-Specialized)

A smiling Christoph Sauser (Investec-Songo-Specialized) (Image credit: Michal Cervený)

Yesterday at the Cape Epic was a good day for us, but not a very good one. Although we won Stage 2, we also got dropped on the big climb of the day. Part of that was mental, not being 100% prepared for going deep. But today was a very good day: it was hard, but we could still go deeper and faster.

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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.