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The Inaugural Snow Epic Comes To A Successful End

The weather gods finally smiled on Engelberg on Friday evening and gave the Snow Epic’s riders exactly what they wanted, snow. And lots of it. But with the abundant downfall came new challenges. Paths and roads that formed part of Race 5, the Snow Epic’s closing contest, were not in a condition to ride on and the start was delayed. ...

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First Day At The Inaugural Snow Epic

Just in time for the Stage 1 of the inaugural Snow Epic, the weather turned for the better. Clear skies, cool temperatures and 122 riders eagerly awaited the start to this unique event. Although there wasn¹t any new snow, the route planners made the most of what was on offer. You could sense the excitement of the riders and organisers ...

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Countdown to the first Snow Epic

With only days to go before the first Snow Epic it has been blessed with a vital component Š snow. Snow conditions across the Alps had been poor this winter, but a snowfall of more than 10cm fell in Snow Epic host village, Engelberg, at the weekend. Race founder Kevin Vermaak, who first dreamed up the idea behind Europe¹s first ...

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Rocky Mountain Bicycles Will Sponsor The Inaugural Snow Epic

Legendary mountain bike manufacturer Rocky Mountain Bicycles will sponsor the inaugural Snow Epic. The Canadian company was one of the first to recognise the Snow Epic¹s potential and shipped out a prototype of its new fatbike ­ the Rocky Mountain Blizzard ­ to Engelberg, Switzerland, for the trial ride of the Snow Epic in April this year.  Now it will ...

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From Sand to Snow – Mannie Heymans to ride Snow Epic

Earlier this year cycling legend Mannie Heymans became the first person to do the Absa Cape Epic on a fatbike. Now he will be swopping the sand dunes of Namibia for the ski slopes of Switzerland – and the first ever Snow Epic. Heymans won the inaugural Transalp MTB stage race in 1998 and then the first Absa Cape Epic ...

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Absa Cape Epic team heads for the snow

The team behind the world’s foremost mountain bike stage race, the Absa Cape Epic in South Africa, is spreading its wings … into the Swiss Alps. From January 14 to 18 in 2015 it will stage Snow Epic, Europe’s first winter festival of biking, in the idyllic Alps town of Engelberg. The riding will be done on fatbikes, the new ...

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