Snow Epic 2015 – Fatbike Winterfestival – Stage 1

The Snow Epic is Europe’s first winter festival of biking, a fatbike event held in the idyllic town of Engelberg, in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Riders will compete in 5 races over 3 days, each with its own distinct character, taking in the groomed trails and slopes normally reserved for skiers.

Just in time for the Stage 1 of the inaugural Snow Epic, the weather turned for the better. Clear skies, cool temperatures and 122 riders eagerly awaited the start to this unique event. Although there wasn’t any new snow, the route planners made the most of what was on offer.

Esther Süss from Switzerland, a two time Absa Cape Epic winner, took home first place in the women’s race with a time of 1:16.50 Alba Wunderlin (CH) and Amber Stull (USA) finished in 2nd and 3rd respectively. The men’s race was won by Tomi Misser from Spain with a time of 1:05.29 ahead of Olympic gold medallist Bart Brentjens and reigning Masters cross country world champion Rune Hoydahl. The Snow Epic is Europe’s first winter festival of biking, a fatbike event held in the idyllic town of Engelberg, in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Riders will compete in 5 races over 3 days, each with its own distinct character, taking in the groomed trails and slopes normally reserved for skiers.

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