The Perskindol Swiss Epic, taking place from 11-15 September 2018, is a five-day, challenging yet rewarding mountain bike stage race held in Switzerland’s beautiful Valais 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 Perskindol 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.