If there's one event in the world that defines which MTBs are among the most reliable on the market, it's the Cape Epic, which ended yesterday, Sunday 27th March.
A total of 8 stages, 600 km, and a climb of over 17,000 metres put the materials, muscles, and nerves of the world's best teams to the test.
Urta SLR emerged from the dust of the breathtaking South African gravel roads, and with the two teams of the Wilier Triestina - Pirelli team left its mark on the sixth stage, taking two teams into the top 10 in the final general classification, the only factory team that succeeded in the feat.
The sixth stage was won by the duo Wout Alleman - Fabian Rabensteiner with his colleagues Daniel Geismayr and Cameron Orr who finished third. It should be noted that this was the first time ever that a duo of national champions (Alleman for Belgium and Rabensteiner for Italy) won a stage at the Cape Epic.
In the general classification, Geismayr - Orr finished 6th with Rabensteiner - Alleman right behind in 7th position.