South Africa’s Podium Hope

ROBERTSON  during stage 4 of the 2014 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from The Oaks Estate in Greyton, South Africa on the 27 March 2014 - 
Photo by Gary Perkin/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

The sharp improvement in the strength of the women’s field for the 2015 Absa Cape Epic will inevitably give rise to an intense battle for the podium positions.  Can a South African woman get on to one of those steps when the race finishes at Meerendal on 22 March? The best bet might be an Epic newbie, Robyn de Groot.  ...

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Surprises in store for the 2015 Pennypinchers Dr Evil Classic


The fourth edition of the Garden Route’s most spectacular stage race, the Dr Evil Classic, will take place from 17–19 September 2015. Entries are open and master route designer Leon Evans has guaranteed that his signature event will once again be one to remember. Each stage of the three-day event will be unique with day one being 70km, Day two around ...

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Pennypinchers Origin of Trails entries now open

Seen here:  Participants in action during the 2014 Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails, two day mountain bike (MTB) stage race.  Photo Credit:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

Entries are now open for the mountain bike party of the year, the 3rd annual Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails, two day mountain bike (MTB) stage race.  Returning to the picturesque Stellenbosch region and surrounds on Friday, 27 and Saturday, 28 November 2015, the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails combines a vast network of world class trails with beauty and exclusivity. This much anticipated event ...

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The Rocky Fest 2014 – Afriski


  The mix was just perfect as a famous mountain bike brand combined with a spectacular new venue to produce a memorable RockyFest 2014. The brand was Rocky Mountain Bicycles and Afriski in Lesotho, with stunning, freshly-cut single and downhill tracks provided the backdrop to this event. With participants having to make use of a ski lift to negotiate the mountain, it was bound to be ...

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The Inaugural Snow Epic Comes To A Successful End

During stage 5 of the first Snow Epic, the Trübsee climb near Engelberg, in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Switzerland on the 17th January 2015

Photo by: Stephan Boegli / Snow Epic / SPORTZPICS

The weather gods finally smiled on Engelberg on Friday evening and gave the Snow Epic’s riders exactly what they wanted, snow. And lots of it. But with the abundant downfall came new challenges. Paths and roads that formed part of Race 5, the Snow Epic’s closing contest, were not in a condition to ride on and the start was delayed. ...

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Sauser and Sahm favourites for Attakwas-victory

Christoph Sauser will be looking for his second Attakwas-victory in three years. 
Photo credit: Zoon Cronje Photography

Will a South African rider be victorious or will it be a hat-trick for foreigners at the 2015 Fairview Attakwas Extreme Mountain Bike Challenge over 121km. The Holy Grail of one day mountain bike races is on Saturday. It starts at the Chandelier Game Farm outside Oudtshoorn and finishes at Groot Brak. Matthys Beukes is the last local rider who ...

Read More » and Investec Asset Management: a partnership for the future is an educational support and sports development initiative created by Christoph Sauser, Swiss multiple World Champion mountain biker and Absa Cape Epic winner and Songo Fipaza, community leader and great athlete from Kayamandi township, near Stellenbosch, South Africa. The initiative was launched at the 2008 Cape Epic multi-stage endurance race, held in South Africa’s Western Cape province. strives to improve the lives of the children in Kayamandi through sporting opportunities. The development programme focuses on academic support, running and bike riding; including BMX, mountain biking and road cycling; as well as participation in duathlon.

Sports and education charity is proud to announce a three-year partnership with Investec Asset Management. The partnership will form part of Investec Asset Management’s corporate social investment (CSI) initiatives. The new deal allows’s dedicated team to focus on sustainability and growth: offering its successful and life-changing development program to more children in the township of Kayamandi, outside Stellenbosch. ...

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