Liv Trail Squad 2018 Cape Epic | Episode 2
In Episode One, we met the Trail Squad and discovered how their journey began – with a simple video posted on Instagram and the chance to take part in something EPIC. Eight months later, our six contest winners and two Liv pro athletes arrived in Cape Town, South Africa for the Absa Cape Epic, an eight-day MTB stage race known as one of the hardest of its kind.
With the 20km Prologue around Cape Town’s Table Mountain under their belts, the Squad is transported to Robertson for the first real test of Cape Epic. They awake on the morning of Stage 1 in their tents to the sound of bag pipes before the sun has even threatened to rise above the jagged mountains surrounding the Arabella Wine Estate.
The next two days would be a brutal march through the rocky, barren landscape on singletrack, jeep roads, and doubletrack. Each day would demand over 100km and 2000 meters of climbing from the Trail Squad, a feat that would be no easy task on any day, let alone when unexpected challenges are thrown their way. Already, an illness is going around race village and on day one, Lisa is struck down. Unable to take in calories, how will her body survive the challenge ahead?
For Anna and Sandra, the first two stages will be a test of their teamwork. After discovering a difference in their ability levels during the Prologue, their biggest challenge will be working together to ensure they get to the finish line as a team. During Stage 2, they meet their ultimate test.
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