Defending champion ready for FNB Magalies Monster

Seen here:  Nico Pfitzenmaier on his way to victory at the 2014 FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic presented by ISUZU at ATKV Buffelspoort  (North West Province).  Photo Credit:  Volume Photography

North West Province, South Africa – In 2014 well-known German mountain biker/triathlete Nico Pfitzenmaier conquered the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic presented by ISUZU on his first attempt in an awe-inspiring time of 03 hours 38 minutes 25 seconds, over 7 minutes ahead of his closest rival. Pitzenmaier’s title defence on Saturday, 23 May 2015 is however bound to be ...

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Knox & Dreyer celebrate Mother’s Day victories at Karkloof

Biogen-Volcan’s Max Knox enjoys his journey to victory in Sunday’s 60km Sappi Karkloof Marathon, the premier event of the 2015 Sappi Karkloof MTB Festival. - Anthony Grote/
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Howick – Former race winner Max Knox returned to the top step of the podium of the 60km Sappi Karkloof Marathon on Sunday as he blitzed the rest of the powerful elite men’s field while mom of two Jeannie Dreyer added to her Mother’s Day celebrations when she notched up her second win in the past three years. Biogen-Volcan’s Knox ...

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Addo ready to welcome Zuurberg riders


Addo is gearing up to welcome more than 140 mountain bikers from across South Africa for the second edition of the three-day PwC Great Zuurberg Trek, which is based at the Zuurberg Mountain Village near Port Elizabeth on May 29. The two-person teams will explore a 200km route that covers the Sundays River Valley and mountains to the north and ...

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Karkloof MTB Fest is vital Midlands tourist cog


Howick – As the popular Sappi Karkloof MTB Festival heads into its 21st year the renowned Midlands Meander turns 30 years old and the symbiotic relationship that the two have struck up in the past two decades has been identified as an important component in keeping the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands the thriving tourist hub that it remains to this day. Since ...

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Entries for warmer Walkerville now open

Participants in this year’s Bestmed Walkerville MTB Classic, presented by ASG, can look forward to a new 80km ultramarathon distance and a new timeslot when the race rolls out from the Boswell Wilkie Circus in Randvaal on May 23. Photo: Jetline Action Photo

With a date change to avoid the worst of the Gauteng winter chill, entries for a warmer Bestmed Walkerville MTB Classic are now open. The event, which rolls out on May 23 instead of its traditional July timeslot, also kicks off the new Bestmed National Cycling Series, incorporating a range of mountain bike and road events under one ranking and ...

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Entries to the Potberg and De Hoop MTB are now open


Be sure not to miss the third edition of this awesome but very limited exclusive event. Last year, the race itself was hardly marred by the terrible fire that swept through the main buildings as riders cycled toward the finish – unsure of what to expect upon arrival. Yet, thanks to the diligence and professionalism of the staff at De ...

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Defending champs conquer joBerg2c again

EAI Cycling’s Johann Rabie (left) and Gawie Combrinck celebrate their victory in the nine-day Old Mutual joBerg2c mountain bike race on Saturday. The event followed a 900km route from Heidelberg, just south of Johannesburg, to Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast. Photo: Full Stop Communications

Defending champions Gawie Combrinck and Johann Rabie swept to their second straight victory in the nine-day Old Mutual joBerg2c at Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast on Saturday. The EAI Cycling duo took half a dozen stage wins, including the final stage, en route to overall honours in the sixth edition of the 900km mountain bike race for a combined ...

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Kachelhoffer, Seyffert shake up joBerg2c

Pieter Seyffert (left) and Hanco Kachelhoffer of Altech Autopage Karan Beef celebrate their first stage win on day seven of the nine-day Old Mutual joBerg2c near Ixopo on Thursday. Photo: Full Stop Communications

It was a battle of the former roadies as Hanco Kachelhoffer and Pieter Seyffert outsprinted their rivals to take the stage win on day seven of the Old Mutual joBerg2c mountain bike race on Thursday. The Altech Autopage Karan Beef pair hung on in a tight run into the finish at MacKenzie Club near Ixopo to claim the win over ...

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