A weekly roundup of what's happening in the off-road.
‘Each day of the Cape Epic asks you to give everything you have, so the focus has to remain simple and direct’
Christopher Blevins reflects on teamwork, inner commitment, and finding flow at this year's stage race in South Africa.
American-South African duo overcome 90 second deficit to win on final day; Vera Looser and Kim Le Court win women's race.
The Specialized duo won their fifth stage Saturday; Vera Looser and Kim le Court move into women's overall lead.
Georg Egger and Lukas Baum win stage and move into overall lead; Gomez Villafañe and Nash are third on the day and drop to third overall.
The Specialized duo wins singletrack time trial, moving into third place overall.
Cape Epic stage 3: South Africa has its day with another stage win for Wakefield and Lill, Beers and Blevins
Beers and Blevins move into fourth overall, while Gomez Villafañe and Nash are second in the stage for third day in a row.
The South African-American duo win stage 2; no changes to GC in men's or women's standings.
Men's Wilier Pirelli Factory team wins the stage; Schurter and Frischknecht move into second overall.
Monday's Stage 1 will test riders with 2550 meters of climbing over 98 kilometers.
The endurance pros will join forces in South Africa March 19 for the eight-day mountain bike stage race.
The former Clif Pro Team teammates will bring a wealth of experience, skills, and talent to the South African stage race in March.
'I'm a complete beginner. I've got a sweet bike and fitness, but I have no idea what I'm doing' Boswell says.
German duo Georg Egger and Lukas Baum (Speed Company Racing) overcome a deficit of 2:45 to win the men's race.
American female duo take third stage-win of race, men's GC sees shakeup as Blevins and Beers slide back into third overall.
Cape Epic: Batten and Villafañe top podium, while South African duo Joubert and du Toit nab first stage win
The American duo retains their overall lead, while Blevins and Beers sit seven minutes off the overall.
Batten and Gomez Villafañe maintain GC lead, while Blevins and Beers sit in third position overall.
Cape Epic: Schurter and Forster finally have their day while Ferrand-Prévot and de Groot rally to win stage
Some shuffle in the women's GC, but Gomez Villafañe and Batten maintain their lead while Andreas Seewald and Martin Stošek sit atop the men's overall after two stages.
Pro rider Kaysee Armstrong writes from South Africa, where she and three Liv riders are racing the Cape Epic, with the support of three female staffers.
In the men's race, Blevins/Beers fall to seventh overall, as Swenson/Marotte move into third.
An exciting first day of racing sees South African race veterans and race newbies claim the yellow jersey.
If they win, the duo will be the second and third American women in history to land on the top step of the South African race.
Only South African teams have won the coveted jersey; Kangangi and Karaya would be the first Kenyans as well as Black Africans to break the trend.
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The Absa Cape Epic is the crown jewel of the Epic series, and arguably the hardest MTB race in the world. So how did a couple of roadies measure up to South Africa's stunning, savage terrain?
In her first attempt at the eight-day Absa Cape Epic mountain bike race, world road champion Anna van der Breggen wins with teammate Annika Langvad.
Schurter and Forster lose overall Cape Epic lead after a disastrous stage 3. Ted King is hosting his own gravel race. Plus, Land Run and Pro XCT results.
Help support Charlie Cunningham's recovery from 2016 bike crash. Watch Cape Epic online. Carson City Off-Road date change, and more.
American Howard Grotts will not defend Cape Epic title due to illness. Kate Courtney to lead Team USA at Pan American Championships in Mexico.
Breck Epic organizes its charitable efforts under banner of new Epic Legacy Foundation. The world's best XC mountain biker Schurter heads to Cape Epic.
The mountains around Los Angeles are rife with trails and old roads that make the area ideal for gravel riding.
Van der Breggen, the world's top road cyclist, teams up with MTB veteran Langvad for eight-day Cape Epic stage race.
Paired with one of the sport's legends, Olympic champion Jaroslav Kulhavy, Howard Grotts becomes first American man to win Cape Epic.
Kate Courtney and Howard Grotts become the first Americans to win the Absa Cape Epic.
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1. Kulhavy Jaroslav Sauser Christoph, Burry Stander-Songo, in 22:43:09 2. Huber Urs Platt Karl, Bulls, at :03.43 3. Boehme Tim Dietsch Thomas, Bulls 2, at :20.34 4. Van Houts Rudi Hermida Jose, Multivan Merida, at :33.00 5. Fumic Manuel Fontana Marco Aurelio, Cannondale Factory Racing, at :54.03
li>1. Karl Platt and Urs Huber, Bulls, at 3:53:17.3 2. Christoph Sauser and Jaroslav Kulhavy, Burry Stander-SONGO, at 0:46.0 3. Thomas Dietsch and Tim Boehme, Bulls 2, at 5:53.2 4. Darren Lill and Charles Keey, Cannondale Blend, at 7:57.8 5. Max Knox and Kohei Yamamoto, Burry Stander-Songo 2, at 8:56.3
The Kappius-VeloNews team suffers a fractured collarbone on stage 1 of the Absa Cape Epic
South African teen Tony Ramatladi to join other riders in an eight-day race that features more than 15,000 feet of climbing