Specialized Racing pull teams out of Cape Epic

With the current travel restrictions and rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation, Specialized believes it is important for our riders and staff to be home with their families during these difficult times, therefore the Specialized Racing teams are pulling out of the Cape Epic. Our athletes and staff will travel home as soon as possible while remaining aware of the world situation. With so much unknown, the entire team feels it is best to be home safe and stand with the rest of the world in doing our part to combat the spread of the virus.

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Please credit: Etienne Schoeman


It is a tough decision for us to pull out of the Cape Epic as the training has been amazing all week and working with the Songo Foundation has been so meaningful. While we head home from this year’s event, we all look forward with great anticipation to coming back to this beautiful race in 2021. Team Manager Eric Fostvedt


We look forward to resuming racing as soon as possible, but remain committed to doing our part to help contain COVID-19. Until then we urge everyone to stay safe and be strong. Together we win.


Archjuniour, Mar 13 2020 10:10

This is big... With Ghost also having pulled out this morning how many more will follow before Sunday?

BuffsVintageBikes, Mar 13 2020 10:53

damn, this is more sad news.

ADJ, Mar 13 2020 11:11

Wow - how many international teams are going to make the start line!!!

Rocky999RSL, Mar 13 2020 11:57

Can I have one of their spots? I am free next week ;)

Dubber, Mar 13 2020 02:53

Sad. But responsible...