Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

SA hopefuls ready for XTERRA World Championship

Ten XTERRA SA hopefuls will proudly fly the flag on Sunday, 29 October 2017 when they line up to take on the world’s best at the XTERRA World Championship in Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii.  All eyes will be on the Elite Men’s race where SA’s golden boy, Bradley Weiss (Stellenbosch), will be gunning to make his mark.  “This will be the third time that I race at the XTERRA World Championship,” says Weiss.  “I competed in my first XTERRA in 2011 and went to the World Championship for the first time in 2014.  There have been many highlights throughout my triathlon career, but my two proudest achievements would be winning our National XTERRA SA Title in 2016 and winning the XTERRA European Final in Denmark earlier this year.  I am hoping to execute the race that I know I am capable of.  I feel I have paid my dues at this stage and have the necessary experience not to make the same mistakes.  If I can cross the finish line knowing that I have executed my best race I will be very satisfied. The competitive nature of this race is second to none. I love how close the battle is each year.  My goal is and always has been to win.”  Seen here:  Bradley Weiss in action at the 2017 Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw earlier this year.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Ten XTERRA SA hopefuls will proudly fly the flag on Sunday, 29 October 2017 when they line up to take on the world’s best at the XTERRA World Championship in Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii. All eyes will be on the Elite Men’s race where SA’s golden boy, Bradley Weiss (Stellenbosch), will be gunning to make his mark. “This will be the ...

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Durban date set for 2018 Ultra Triathlon

The famous Durban beachfront will provide the backdrop to the 2018 MiWay Durban Ultra Triathlon which will take place on Sunday, 4 March 2018. Kevin Sawyer/
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Durban – With the resurgent growth in interest in triathlon racing, Durban’s beachfront will host the cream of the country’s triathletes alongside enthusiastic social athletes for the MiWay Durban Ultra Triathlon on Sunday 4 March 2018. Building on the well supported 2017 event, the event has opted to move its centre of operations entirely to the Durban beachfront, a change ...

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Entries open for magnificent stage race

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Entries are now open for the 2018 Fairtree Simonsberg Contour Mountain Bike and Trail Run Stage Race events taking place 3 to 4 February and 10 to 11 February 2018 respectively.  Keen trail runners and mountain bikers will once again have the opportunity to race in this unique conservation area right at the start of the annual stage race season. ...

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Sanlam Cape Mile entries open

Entries are open for the Western Cape’s most exciting open water swim, the Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments.  Celebrating its 4th anniversary in 2018, the Sanlam Cape Mile will return to the majestic Eikenhof Dam at the Grabouw Country Club on Sunday, 18 February 2018.  Entrants can choose between an exhilarating 1 mile (1.6km) and a refreshing 500m swim.  Seen here:  Swimmers at the start of the 2017 Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Entries are open for the Western Cape’s most exciting open water swim, the Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments. Celebrating its 4th anniversary in 2018, the Sanlam Cape Mile will return to the majestic Eikenhof Dam at the Grabouw Country Club on Sunday, 18 February 2018. Entrants can choose between an exhilarating 1 mile (1.6km) and a ...

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Specialized Mountain Bike up for grabs at BUCO Origin Of Trails

One lucky mountain biker will take home a magnificent Specialized Epic Comp Mountain Bike to the value of R40 000 after completing the BUCO Origin Of Trails Two-Day MTB Stage Race on Saturday, 25 November 2017 and Sunday, 26 November 2017.

Stellenbosch (Western Cape) – One lucky mountain biker will take home a magnificent Specialized Epic Comp Mountain Bike to the value of R40 000 after completing the BUCO Origin Of Trails Two-Day MTB Stage Race on Saturday, 25 November 2017 and Sunday, 26 November 2017. According to Johan Badenhorst, Marketing Manager of Specialized Bicycles Africa, the BUCO Origin Of Trails is ...

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XTERRA SA entries open with an exciting announcement

To further enhance the Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw’s status of being the largest XTERRA in the World, Event Organisers have made an exciting announcement that this flagship event will be the standalone event in South Africa in 2018. Entries for 2018 will open on Tuesday, 24 October 2017.  Seen here:  XTERRA Warriors in action at the 2017 Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

To further enhance the Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw’s status of being the largest XTERRA in the World, Event Organisers have made an exciting announcement that this flagship event will be the standalone event in South Africa in 2018. Entries for 2018 will open on Tuesday, 24 October 2017. “The Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw has enjoyed the title of ‘largest XTERRA in the ...

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UCI status gives TransCape an international boost

TransCape MTB Stage Race, presented by #VolvoSA, from Knysna to Franschhoek,   Western Cape, South Africa, RSA

The elevation of South Africa’s TransCape mountain bike race to UCI status makes it an attractive proposition for local and international professionals. This is the view of local pro and former Olympian Philip Buys, who finished runner-up in the National MTB Series behind PYGA EuroSteel teammate Matthys Beukes recently. The seven-day, 614km race across the Western Cape from February 4 ...

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Organisers tick all the boxes at Tshwane Classic

Starting and finishing at the Voortrekker Monument, organisers of the Tshwane Classic are planning a high quality offering, including total road closure on the 98km, 60km and 20km routes. Photo: Supplied

Race organisers are leaving no stone unturned in their efforts to develop the Tshwane Classic into one of the premier road cycling races in the country. Central to their planning is the element of total road closure for the 98km, 60km and 20km distances as they and the Tshwane Municipality embrace the key issue of rider safety. More than 4 000 ...

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Early Attacks and Sprint Finishes at the Cape Pioneer Trek

Nico Bell, of NAD Pro MTB, set a ferocious pace up the Montagu Pass in an effort to distance Team Spur/Red-E on stage 5 of the Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen. Photo by Zoon Cronje.

Despite both the men’s and the women’s races featuring an early break – during stage 5 of the 2017 Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen, on Thursday the 19th of October – the stage was decided by mere seconds. Team Spur/Red-E secured their second victory in a sprint finish, by out-muscling KMC Fruit to Go and NAD Pro ...

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