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Buys and Beukes defy the mud for KAP sani2c win

Philip Buys (left) and Matthys Beukes from Team PYGA Euro Steel cross the line first to win the final stage at the 2017 KAP sani2c from Jolivet to Scottburgh on Saturday, and with it the overall victory. Anthony Grote/
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Scottburgh – Despite starting with a hefty lead, the pairing of Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes had to fight back from crashing and technical problems in the slippery muddy conditions to claim the overall victory in the KAP sani2c at Scottburgh’s main beach on Saturday afternoon, while the fancied team of Candice Lill and Vera Adrian staged a spectacular comeback ...

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Weather forces sani2c’s hand on stage two

The PYGA Euro Steel pair of Matthys Beukes (front) and Philip Buys (second) are currently in the lead after the first stage of the 2017 KAP sani2c and will go into the final stage from Jolivet to Scottburgh with their advantage still intact. Anthony Grote/
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Mackenzie – Higher than predicted rainfall overnight has forced race organisers to make the iconic second stage of the KAP sani2c from Mackenzie Club to Jolivet a neutral stage, meaning that no riders will be racing due to safety concerns. The predicted heavy rain was supposed to hit the Umkomaas valley later in the day and when it unexpectedly arrived ...

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Stransky aims to be competitive at tough Zuurberg race

Springbok rugby legend Joel Stransky aims to be competitive in this month’s PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race after recovering from injuries sustained in the Cape Epic. Photo: Warren Elsom/Capcha Photography

Despite having to overcome serious injuries in recent weeks, ex-Springbok rugby star Joel Stransky and teammate Andrew Mclean are determined to be competitive at the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race later this month. The pair, who finished third last year, will pit themselves against arguably the toughest field in the history of the three-day event when it starts ...

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KAP sani2c glory top of mind for MTB elite

The Team dormakaba duo of Candice Lill (left) and Vera Adrian will be aiming to defend their KAP sani2c title over the next three days. Craig Kolesky/
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Himeville – As the other two KAP sani2c events, the Trail and the Adventure, continue on their way to the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast town of Scottburgh, South Africa’s mountain biking elite will line up for their assault on the three-day route from Himeville to the Indian Ocean on Thursday. The race has evolved over the last 12 years into one ...

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Lill & Adrian ready to defend their sani2c ladies crown

The Team dormakaba duo of Candice Lill (left) and Vera Adrian (right) were the beneficiaries of some poor navigational skills as they won the 2016 KAP sani2c and they will be hoping that they can produce another well-rounded display to win a second consecutive title when the 2017 Race gets underway on Thursday, 11 May.

Himeville – Team dormakaba’s Candice Lill and Vera Adrian will be defending their title at the KAP sani2c starting on Thursday, but the young duo know they will have to be at their very best to hold off a strong challenge from a pair of experienced South African champions. Last year Lill (neé Neethling) and Adrian were able to take ...

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Weekend warriors line up for 2017 KAP sani2c assault

Riders are for some of the most exilerating three days of riding when they take on the 2017 KAP sani2c this week with the Trail beginning on Tuesday, the Adventure starts on Wednesday and the elites take off in the Race on Thursday. Anthony Grote/
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Himeville – The 13th edition of the famous KAP sani2c gets underway at Glencairn Farm in Himeville on Tuesday as the first of the three events, the Trail, sees over 1500 riders navigate their way to the Scottburgh main beach on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast. Entries for the world’s largest mountain bike event are sought after, and getting a chance ...

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New-look Paarl MTB Classic ticks all the boxes

Organisers ASG Events, in conjunction with the City of Drakenstein, have gone to great lengths to ensure the third Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic ticks all the boxes. Photo: Warren Elsom/Capcha Photography

Organisers are pulling out all the stops to ensure that the new-look Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic, which was omitted from the cycling calendar last year, ticks all the boxes. Race director Darren Herbst said they had gone to great lengths to make every aspect of the event at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate spectacular come race day on May 20. He said ...

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Volvo continue to drive TransCape

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After their maiden voyage with the TransCape mountain bike race proved a resounding success, Volvo Car South Africa announced that they would extend their involvement to 2018. The Grand Départ of the seven-day event between Knysna and Franschhoek in the Western Cape has been set for February 4. ASG Events chief executive Wynand de Villiers said partners such as Volvo ...

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