David George had this to say about the Epic: “What impressed me most about the Absa Cape Epic is the camaraderie between the pro riders. The mutual respect and the relaxed atmosphere amongst the top riders is something I have never experienced before in road racing, that’s why it stood out for me.”
NVDL: My perception is that road cyclists (and right now I am one) are perfectionistic, high strung, fussy types. They are not relaxed or laid back but very intense and unnecessarily hyped up and nervy. MTB is more connected in the sense of enjoying being out there, and enjoying the company of other riders, even though in many cases it is physically more demanding and intense.