Cape Epic 2020: Race preview

Cape Epic's technical riding made for Schurter
Nino Schurter is fast on the Cape Epic's dry and dusty trails (Image credit: @justinwhiting)

The 2020 Cape Epic remains true to its hors categorie classification, with a route covering 402 miles over eight days.

As with all previous editions of this race, distance is not the issue. Beautiful but brutal African terrain and climbing gradients are what makes the Cape Epic so notorious, and for 2020, the field will total no less than 15,550m of ascent during the week’s racing.

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