Swiss Epic. Five days of unforgettable riding. The ultimate Alpine challenge. This year more than ever, it was a truly a privilege to ride the gorgeous trails, iconic vistas and unbeatable spirit of the MTB stage race. Team Bikehigh was there and finished strong together.
STAGE 1: 2500 metres of climbing and descending, crammed into 60 kilometres in and around Laax. A perfect introduction to the joys and thrills of racing in Graubuenden
STAGE 2: Backloaded with climbing from Laax to Arosa. Featuring an ominous 2600 metres of brutal and beautiful climbing in 75 kilometres.
STAGE 3: The shortest stage on paper, but no rest day at all. 1900 metres of climbing, crammed into 50 kilometres. Including a climb to the highest point of the race at 2614 metres above sea level. A day packed with downhill singletracks around Arosa. Rewarded with a rip down one of Europe's longest flow trails, the Hörnli Trail.
STAGE 4: Taking the riders on a 74 kilometres route froms Arosa to Davos. With 2700 kilometres of climbing, which starts right from the off, the stage got the title of Queen Stage. Navigating some of Switzerland's longest singletrack and some of the region's most ridden passes. Leaving riders breathless in more ways than one. The Flüela trail is the final challenge of the Queen Stage as serpentine switchbacks delivers riders to Davos, Europe's highest town.
STAGE 5: A fitting final to the 2020 Swiss Epic. Teams from across the world completed their alpine adventure and brought to a close their time in Graubuenden. Teamwork makes the dream work.
Nino Schurter and Lars Forster wrapped up the 2020 Swiss Epic title in fine style.
Team Bikehigh: position 47 men catogory - position 105 overall classification