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Relaxed Mountain Biking at its Best in the Stanford MTB Classic

Lizelle Cloete & Charl Avenant embodied the spirit of the Stanford MTB Classic by dressing up for both days of the event and as such have won a weekend away at Stanford Hills. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Three hundred mountain bikers experienced the rebirth of relaxed stage race riding on the 17th and 18th of February in the 2018 Stanford MTB Classic. The two day race was in reality more of a stage ride, with untimed routes and no prizes for the first riders across the line encouraging everyone to slow down and enjoy the magnificent scenery. ...

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Emerging SA star set to tackle Berge en Dale

National U23 road champion Jason Oosthuizen will be aiming to confirm his potential when he competes in the Bestmed Berge en Dale road race at Muldersdrift on the West Rand in Gauteng on Saturday. Photo: Into Cycling

Fresh from an impressive performance in the South African Road Championships, teenager Jason Oosthuizen has a chance to confirm his credentials in the Bestmed Berge en Dale road race on Saturday.   The 18-year-old Barzani Pro Cycling member underlined his talent when he won the national U23 title in Oudtshoorn earlier this month, while coming third overall in the elite ...

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AfricanX training incorporates XTERRA Trail Run

Trail Runners in action at the 2017 AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Taking place at the Elgin-Grabouw Country Club on Saturday, 24 February 2018, the much anticipated XTERRA Trail Run will double up as the AfricanX Trailrun’s 4th Training Run.   The AfricanX Training Runs are hosted under the guidance of former AfricanX winners Dawid Visser and Rohan Kennedy. The goal is to prepare runners for the 10th annual AfricanX Trailrun presented ...

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Stuart Marais is way too hot at KZN Lap Challenge

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  STUART Marais had to work surprisingly hard in the early stages of the opening leg of the KZN MTB Lap Challenge Series before he was able to secure a convincing victory at Shongweni on Sunday. The talented 29-year-old, who is targeting the opening leg of the World Cup in Stellenbosch next month as his big goal for the season, ...

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Ho, Weber swim to victory at 4th annual Sanlam Cape Mile

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Chad Ho (Morningside, Durban) and Michelle Weber (Franschhoek) had the crowds on their feet at 4th annual Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments at the picturesque Eikenhof Dam (Elgin, Grabouw) on Sunday, 18 February 2018.   “I had a very good race,” says Ho. “The start was nice and comfortable. I decided to make my move at ...

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Entries to the 2019 Attakwas Extreme Open on 19 February

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Entries to next year’s Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme, presented by Biogen, which takes place on Saturday the 19th of January 2019, open at midday on Monday the 19th of February 2018. The event will be the thirteenth edition of the race dubbed the Hell of the South.   Alongside the 121 kilometre main race, which takes in 2 900 metres of ...

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Durban Ultra fits well in Cunamma’s recovery plans

Winner of the 2017 MiWay Sun City Ultra James Cunnama will be at the 2018 MiWayLife Durban Ultra following a devastating injury in November 2017, when the event takes place on Sunday, 4 March.

Durban – Following a tough recovery from a mountain biking injury in November last year, star triathlete James Cunnama is getting back to race form ahead of the 2018 MiWayLife Durban Ultra Triathlon on Durban’s famous Golden Mile on Sunday, 4 March. Cunnama broke his ribs and punctured his lung in what he described as a ‘low speed accident’ at ...

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XTERRA route equates to heaven for outdoor enthusiasts

Flora Duffy

Taking place at the Elgin-Grabouw Country Club the weekend of 23 – 25 February 2018, the Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw route is best described as being heaven for outdoor enthusiasts.   “We look forward to welcoming both local and international XTERRA Warriors to the largest XTERRA in the world,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. “The Elgin-Grabouw Country Club ...

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Knysna Bull event gets personal with new title sponsor

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The Knysna Bull, a three-day mountain bike experience like no other in South Africa, has taken on a sponsor like no other in the form of Constantia Insurance Company Limited. The company provides insurance made personal, and for the next three years, it will be Knynsa Bull made personal by Constantia Insurance. With no tents, queues or race villages, the ...

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SA ideal training ground for European MTB team

Eric Lüthi of the HEAD Pro team is taking advantage of the South African summer with a training camp in Stellenbosch. Several members of the HEAD Pro and Ciclo teams from Europe are training in the Western Cape. Photo: Supplied

HEAD Bikes, who entered the South African market late last year, are further strengthening their ties with the country by using Stellenbosch as a training base for their professional outfits.   Members of the HEAD Pro and Ciclo teams from Europe are currently in the Western Cape town taking advantage of the South African summer to prepare for a number ...

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