Video: The 2020 Cape Epic — The Race That Never Was

We all know that the coronavirus pandemic is having a profound impact on the planet, altering many plans and forcing us all to “shelter in place.” Hopefully, everyone reading this is at least safe and comfortable at home at this point, but many were on the road and traveling when the lockdowns began. Case in point, this video takes us to South Africa, where mountain bikers were preparing to take part in the 2020 Cape Epic race—one of the hardest races in the world. But when things started to take a turn for the worse, the event was cancelled at the last minute, becoming the “race that never was.”  What was that like for those who were there? How did they manage to salvage the situation? Check out the video above to see how resilient we can all be in times of crisis.

Kraig Becker