One of Europe’s premier mountain bike races, the Swiss Epic draws more than 500 riders from 30 nations as they compete for six days, covering 350km and 12 000m of climbing.
“Together with my co-founders Daniel Gehrig and Thomas Frischknecht, I am extremely proud about what the Swiss Epic has become since 2014,” said founder Joko Vogel.
“What started as a small idea has been turned into a major mountain bike event that will now become part of a world series. We feel humbled and honored.”
The eight-day stage race in the Western Cape will take place from March 18 to 25.