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2012 Cape Epic

The Cape Epic race is slowly getting more attention, as the name goes, it is epic. It would be fair to call this eight day stage race, the Tour de France of mountain biking (I didn’t coin that phrase). The climbing is mammoth, with 16,000 metres of climbing over the 750 kilometres – for the whole race. Basically you have to be super strong to contend the overall. The 36ONE-SONGO-Specialized team in the video are such a team and the Specialized daily vids are great to watch you can check them all out here.

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