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The team behind the world’s foremost mountain bike stage race, South Africa’s Absa Cape Epic, is spreading its wheels - into the Alps.

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From 14-18 January 2015 it will stage Snow Epic, Europe’s first winter festival of biking, in the Swiss freeride mecca Engelberg. The riding will be done on fatbikes, the new super fat-wheeled trend taking the cycling world by storm.

Snow Epic riders will compete in five events over three days, each with its own distinct character, on trails and slopes normally reserved for skiing. The events will include a tough hill climb, a timed descent down a ski slope, a cross-country style loop in the Engelberg valley and a floodlit dual-slalom race.
‘We wanted to stage another mountain bike event with its own unique character,’ said Absa Cape Epic founder Kevin Vermaak. ‘We also want to do something cool - something that promises a whole new experience. I think we have achieved that with Snow Epic.’

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