Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

Teens dominate Paarl mountain bike race at first attempt

Pic 4 Halcyone Muller & Heidi Nieuwoudt LR

Stellenbosch teenagers Robert Hobson and Rossouw Bekker claimed the Sanlam MTB Invitational title on their debut after leading the two-day race from start to finish. The Flandria Cycles pair overcame any inexperience as a first-time partnership to win both stages of the race, which started and finished at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate near Paarl. The youngsters dominated the 60km opening day ...

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Seyffert, Kachelhoffer rekindle partnership for Paarl race

Pieter Seyffert (left) and Hanco Kachelhoffer, of Ellsworth-ASG, will be back to defend their title in the two-day Sanlam MTB Invitational race starting at the Rhebokskloof Wine Estate near Paarl on Saturday. Photo: Warren Elsom/Capcha Photography

Despite not having ridden together this year, Pieter Seyffert and Hanco Kachelhoffer will still make a formidable team when they defend their title in the Sanlam MTB Invitational near Paarl this weekend. The two-day race, which starts at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, will have the Paarl Mountain as a key feature on both the 60km and 40km stages. Seyffert, who won ...

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Is the new face of 24/7, Puma’s new men’s training campaign

PUMA Hamilton Low_02

Today global sports brand PUMA launches their “24/7” campaign, the brand’s newest performance proposition for men, featuring Lewis Hamilton. As the newest addition to the PUMA family, the four-time FIA Formula One™ World Champion will spearhead the Men’s Training Business, beginning with the 24/7 marketing campaign, which redefines the brand’s performance philosophy in a time when workouts are no longer ...

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Meerendal CBC Ladies MTB Riders Sweeps FNB W2W Race Title

CBC MTB Rider at FNB W2W_(low-res)

Meerendal CBC Ladies riders reclaimed the Wines 2 Whales race title in the women’s category at Onrus Caravan Park in Hermanus this past weekend. Jennie Stenerhag and Adelheid Morath took the sort after title after achieving a day one victory and taking second place on day two and three of the three-day mountain biking race event. The day one triumph ...

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Cape Favourite Relaunched as the Stanford MTB Classic

Race director Anneke Viljoen in action during the Stanford MTB Classic trial ride. Photo by Oakpics.com.

The popular Stanford MTB Tour is rebranding and relaunching to become the Stanford MTB Classic; and while many of the aspects will remain unchanged new race director Anneke Viljoen has exciting plans to refine the event into a true South African classic. Taking place on the 17th and 18th of February 2018 the Stanford MTB Classic remains a two day, ...

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The Transkei is calling!

Bruce Viaene

Home to the most diverse and adventurous playground well known as the Transkei, the Merrell Transkei Tuff 150km Adventure Race awaits. This exciting and adventurous race debuted in February 2016 with only 12 teams entered and has since grown into an event that only offers 30 team or duo entries, keeping the event niche and sought after. Entries for 2018’s ...

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Staying fit this summer

Absa Cape Epic 2017 Stage 7

Gary Kirsten and John Smit share training and fitness tips as they prepare for the Absa Cape Epic Cape Town, 31 October 2017 – Enjoyment at the Absa Cape Epic comes through preparation and taking no shortcuts for Gary Kirsten, the former South African cricketer, who will take part in Africa’s Untamed African MTB Race for the third time in ...

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