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SPOT: Official tracking partner of the Swiss Epic
20 - 24 AUGUST 2019
Press Release - Competitors in the Swiss Epic mountain bike race to use SPOT satellite messengers for tracking and SOS
The Swiss Epic, taking place from 20-24 August 2019, is a five-day, challenging yet rewarding mountain bike stage race held in Switzerland’s beautiful GRAUBÜNDEN region. The event covers 322km with 12,300m of accumulated climbing and riders must complete the race in two-person teams. The route changes every year, passing through remote Alpine countryside and attracting aspiring amateur and professional mountain bikers from around the world.
Following the success at the 2018 Absa Cape Epic, in which SPOT was used to track all 670 teams, the Swiss Epic will also switch from GSM based tracking to SPOT satellite tracking solutions. SPOTGen3 devices provide a tracking and S.O.S. function that allows race organisers to know where all their riders are on the route at all times and dispatch help should an emergency occur.