The Cape Epic is one of the world’s toughest mountain bike race. Over seven stages and a prologue, on sinuous single track and dusty farm roads, under glaring South African sun and the odd sudden downpour, the Cape Epic always crowns a worthy winner. Two, in fact, since riders race in pairs.
But we know all this… 18 months after the pandemic put paid to the first #raphagoneracing appearance at the Cape Epic, they have returned for a second attempt. But so much has changed since last time. For a start, none of Lachlan Morton’s regular teammates could make it to this race so the team had to reach for reinforcements. And in Kenya’s Kenneth Karaya, they’ve uncovered a gem.
This might have been the biggest race of his life so far but in Lachlan Morton, he has found the perfect partner for keeping things in perspective. After all, racing is never all about results.
Tune into Rapha Gone Racing from the Cape Epic to find out how they fared.
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