Filip Adel did a Cape Epic third time in his carrer. First time with Slovak Tomas Visnovsky from Superior Pro-Efekt MTB team.
Both athletes fitted to each other, what was evident on the increasing performance stage by stage. Except for a few unlucky moments when the sharp stones and thorns teased riders, everything went without a problems although every stage was harder and harder due to the increasing fatigue and hot African conditions.
Both riders finished whole race by the excellent result in the last stage, when they reached the 4th position, lefted behind some big names of the World MTB scene.
Filip Adel: „We finished the race above my expectations. The last stage is a huge satisfaction for us after the unsatisfactory results in some stages due to the technical issues. Today we proved that we´re able to do a perfect result also on the race like Cape Epic is if everything goes well! Top 15 overall was so close!
Tomáš Višňovský: „The first Cape Epic start was a big experience for me and I have to be satisfied with the result. We were a good team with Filip and we both had a same performance. Felt pretty motivated and hungry for a good result before the final stage. I hope to come back in upcoming years to fight for the TOP result without the rookie mistakes, leading to the technical problems during the race. But this probably belongs to the race like Cape Epic is."
Congratulations for the 16th place overall and 4th place in the final stage goes to the both guys who did the Cape Epic race on our guns TEAM XF29 ISSUE, to the team manager Lukas Vlach who did the surroundings to the riders and to our photographer Jakub Douda for the perfect action pictures!