Big names line up for Aramex Champions Race

Christoph Sauser in action in last year's Aramex Champions Race.​

Christoph Sauser in action in last year’s Aramex Champions Race.​

Current World Champions, former World Champions, Olympic medalists and national champions will line up for the 2015 Aramex Champions Race on Wednesday in Kayamandi.

This year will be the fourth Champions Race. With all the riders already in town for the Absa Cape Epic, they also signed up for this exciting race. The first two years it was a race only for the professional male mountain bikers, but since last year a women’s race and kids race have been added to the programme. The route that the race follows is extremely unique. Residents of Kayamandi can sit on their front steps and see the champions go past.

Some of the big names in this year’s race include Jaroslav Kulhavy, Christoph Sauser, Jose Hermida, Alban Lakata, Robert Mennen and local stars Erik Kleinhans and Philip Buys. The attractions are not only limited to the men’s race though. Annika Langvad, Flora Duffy, Ariane Kleinhans and locals Mariske Strauss and Cherie Vale will be battling it out in the women’s race.

Action will start at 17:00 with the kids’ race. The women will start at 17:30 and the men at 18:00. Prize giving will follow at 19:00. The women’s race is 20 minutes plus 1 lap and the men 30 minutes plus 3 laps. Everything takes place at the BMX track in Kayamandi. is a social development program that provides sport and educational support to children, offering a safe place to play and grow, establishing values of accountability and responsibility, teaching goal setting and instilling in children the ability to dream and go out and achieve their goals.