In the men's race Spaniard Tomi Misser look the win (1:05.29) ahead of Bart Brentjens (1:07.29). While Esther Süss claimed victory in the ladies event in 1:16.50.

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Photo by: Stephan Boegli / Snow Epic / SPORTZPICS

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Stage 1 Winner Tomas Misser during race one of the first Snow Epic around the Furenalp Loop near Engelberg, in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Switzerland on the 15th January 2015

Photo by: Marc Gasch / Snow Epic / SPORTZPICS

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South African rider Jakes Jakobsen getting his rubber bands to count the loops on the lower valley during race one of the first Snow Epic around the Furenalp Loop near Engelberg, in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Switzerland on the 15th January 2015

Photo by: Marc Gasch / Snow Epic / SPORTZPICS

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Mario Färberböck leads the group during race one of the first Snow Epic around the Furenalp Loop near Engelberg, in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Switzerland on the 15th January 2015

Photo by: Nick Muzik / Snow Epic / SPORTZPICS

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Photo by: Nick Muzik / Snow Epic / SPORTZPICS

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Stephen Kotze of England enjoys the scenery during race one of the first Snow Epic around the Furenalp Loop near Engelberg, in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Switzerland on the 15th January 2015

Photo by: Nick Muzik / Snow Epic / SPORTZPICS

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Josef Ajram during race one of the first Snow Epic around the Furenalp Loop near Engelberg, in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Switzerland on the 15th January 2015

Photo by: Marc Gasch / Snow Epic / SPORTZPICS

Friday's programme in this unique event format features three separate races:

  • Race 2 & 3: Brunni (+/- 30km and 900m climbing & descending with a warm up & meal break in the middle)
  • Race 4: Dual Slalom Night Race