This in an interesting video, giving a rare glimpse behind the scenes of the Specialized team that is currently leading theĀ Absa Cape Epic, with Christoph Sauser and local hero Burry Stander.

The video follows the team from a couple of days before the race, following Benno Willeit, head mechanic, as the custom painted bikes are built up.

Burry Stander talks us through the importance of scoping out the short, but critical, 27km prologue course.

Then it's on to the race itself, and a win by Sauser and Stander by the slimmest of margins, setting them up well for the next seven days of racing that lay ahead.