Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

Norwegian joins overseas contingent in TransCape

Norwegian mountain bike professional Eirik Fiskvik is one of several overseas riders who will be competing in the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter this year. The 614km race starts in Knysna on Sunday and ends in Franschhoek on February 10. Photo: Eirik Granly

Norwegian professional Eirik Fiskvik will leave the extreme cold of a European winter this week to test himself in sunny South Africa when the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter gets under way on Sunday.   The 26-year-old rider is one of several overseas cyclists who have shown an interest in the Western Cape mountain bike race, which received a boost last ...

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2018 Toyota Warrior OCR Series off to a flying start

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GAUTENG, MIDRAND, 30 JANUARY 2018 – Attracting close to three thousand athletes, and a couple thousand onlookers, the 2018 season opener of the hugely popular obstacle course racing (OCR) series, the Toyota WARRIOR Series, powered by Reebok, was off to the perfect start this past weekend at Riversands Country Farm in Johannesburg.   The OCR Toyota WARRIOR series is designed ...

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Battle Lines Drawn for 2018 Tankwa Trek

Of the women on the 2017 Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, podium 5 have returned for the 2018 race and are joined by a number of other leading contenders. Photo by Zoon Cronje.

The 2018 Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen – which takes place from Friday the 9th of February to Sunday the 11th – will pit some of the world’s best mountain bikers against one another on the mountain biking battlefields of the Koue Bokkeveld. Local and international elite riders, lured by significant prize money and UCI points, will race ...

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Bestmed bolster team with mix of youth and experience

Youngster Danielle Strydom is riding for the Team Bestmed women’s unit for the new season. Photo: Supplied

Team Bestmed started their new year on a high note when they welcomed the experienced Yzette Oelofse and youngster Danielle Strydom to their fold.   Oelofse, who won the inaugural Tshwane Classic in November, said this week she was excited about joining the all-women’s team.   “I believe a change is as good as a holiday. And whichever team I ...

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Japanese ace Yuki Ikeda relishes TransCape challenge

Yuki Ikeda posed LR

With a strong record in marathon racing, Japanese cyclist Yuki Ikeda will test his skills in unchartered territory when he makes his debut in the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter in the Western Cape from next weekend.   Currently based in Tokyo, the mountain bike marathon star will join up with well-known South African rider Grant Usher for the 614km race, ...

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TransCape MTB Encounter set to make a difference

The Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter will again raise funds during the seven-day race from Knysna to Franschhoek in the Western Cape starting on February 4 to support Africa Foundation. Photo: Irma-Marren Coetzee

The Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter, a seven-day, 614km race to be held next month, will be part of a concerted drive to support Africa Foundation.   The event, supported by STANLIB and Volvo, begins in Knysna on February 4 and ends in Franschhoek in the Western Cape on the tenth.   Now in its fourth year, the race is an ...

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Entries for Bestmed Berge en Dale set to soar

Bestmed Berge en Dale MTB 2018

For several reasons, a bumper entry is expected for the Bestmed Berge en Dale Championship to be held near Krugersdorp in Gauteng on February 24 and 25.   The feature race remains the 107km road classic on the Saturday, but the organisers, ASG Events, have added an attractive complementary programme for cycling enthusiasts.   Besides the main event, there will ...

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XTERRA Trail Run returns to Grabouw

Taking place at the Grabouw Country Club on Saturday, 24 February 2018, the XTERRA Trail Run grants trail running enthusiasts the opportunity to experience the vibe of the Fedhealth XTERRA South African Championship.  Seen here:  Trail Runners in action during the 2017 XTERRA Trail Run.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Taking place at the Grabouw Country Club on Saturday, 24 February 2018, the XTERRA Trail Run grants trail running enthusiasts the opportunity to experience the vibe of the Fedhealth XTERRA South African Championship.   “The XTERRA Trail Run features the actual 6km and 12km trail run routes of the Fedhealth XTERRA Lite and the Fedhealth XTERRA Full,” says Michael Meyer, ...

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XTERRA Warriors set to hone their skills at Sanlam Cape Mile

XTERRA Warriors will hone their swimming prowess the weekend prior to the Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw when they take part in the 2018 Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments at the Eikenhof Dam (Grabouw Country Club/Western Cape) on Sunday, 18 February 2018.  XTERRA Warriors to look out for on the day will include XTERRA World Champions, Bradley Weiss (South Africa) and Flora Duffy (Bermuda) as well as Michael Lord and Hayley Preen to mention just a few.  Seen here:  XTERRA World Champion, Flora Duffy in action in Grabouw.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

XTERRA Warriors will hone their swimming prowess the weekend prior to the Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw when they take part in the 2018 Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments at the Eikenhof Dam (Grabouw Country Club/Western Cape) on Sunday, 18 February 2018.   XTERRA Warriors to look out for on the day will include XTERRA World Champions, Bradley ...

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Beukes & Lüthi kick-off 2018 Season with Attakwas Extreme Victories

2018 Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme, presented by Biogen, race winner Matthys Beukes in action. Photo by Zoon Cronje.

PYGA Euro Steel’s Matthys Beukes broke the South African drought while Ariane Lüthi added a historic sixth Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme, presented by Biogen, to her palmarès on a wet Saturday, the 20th of January 2018. The elite men’s podium was filled by Tim Bohme and Philip Buys, and Lüthi was joined on the women’s podium by Jennie Stenerhag and ...

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