2013 marks a new chapter in the careers of XC professionals Marco Aurelio Fontana and Manuel Fumic. With their first attendance at the Epic both riders want to make new experiences in racing and will push to win one of the shorter stages. Experience is the most used word when asked for what they are looking at with their 2013 participation. New ways of racing, riding and preparing for the XCO season is another big point. Both Fontana and Fumic will race the Epic on their Cannondale Scalpel 29er which they feel is the best choice for this kind of racing.

Please make sure to follow them @factoryracing, @fontanaprorider and @manuelfumic for a more personal look into things at the epic... be prepared for dust, sweat and tears, but also epic landscapes, smiles and a look behind the scenes.