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Sahm crowned Pennypinchers Origin of trails Champion

Stage Two of the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails 2-Day Mountain Bike (MTB) Stage Race took place in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 29 November 2014.  Swiss mountain biking star Stefan Sahm continued his winning streak claiming the Stage Two victory in an impressive time of 03 hours 10 minutes 17 seconds, securing the overall champion title in an awe-inspiring combined time of 06 hours 01 minutes 48 seconds.  Seen here:  Stefan Sahm in action during Stage Two.  Photo Credit:  Jetline Action Photo

Swiss mountain biking star Stefan Sahm continued his winning streak at the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails 2-Day Mountain Bike (MTB) Stage Race on Saturday, 29 November 2014 claiming the Stage Two victory in an impressive time of 03 hours 10 minutes 17 seconds, securing the overall champion title in an awe-inspiring combined time of 06 hours 01 minutes 48 seconds. ...

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Sahm claims Pennypinchers Origin of Trails stage 1 victory

The streets of Stellenbosch came alive with excitement on Friday, 28 November 2014 when just under 1200 eager mountain bikers toed the line to be part of the action at the 2014 Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails 2-Day Mountain Bike (MTB) Stage Race.  Swiss mountain biking star Stefan Sahm claimed the 65km Stage One victory in a lightning fast time of 02 hours 51 minutes 32 seconds.  Photo Credit:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

The streets of Stellenbosch came alive with excitement on Friday, 28 November 2014 when just under 1200 eager mountain bikers toed the line to be part of the action at the 2014 Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails 2-Day Mountain Bike (MTB) Stage Race. Starting at the Hofmeyer Hall in Stellenbosch, Stage One saw riders having to complete a tough 65km route ...

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A memorable MTB experience guaranteed at Pennypinchers Origin of Trails

Seen here:  Riders in action at G-Spot, a section of the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails 2-Day Mountain Bike (MTB) Stage Race route.  Photo Credit:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

Fondly referred to as a mountain biker’s dream, the second annual Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails 2-Day Mountain Bike (MTB) Stage Race returns to Stellenbosch this coming weekend (Friday, 28 and Saturday, 29 November 2014). Combining a vast network of world class trails with beauty and exclusivity, riders will be granted the unique opportunity to experience a spectacular combination of single-track ...

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Absa Cape Epic top contenders choose partners

Winners from each category from left to right: African, Masters, Ladies, Overall, Mixed, Grand Masters and Exxaro during the final stage (stage 7) of the 2014 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin to Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West, South Africa on the 30 March 2014

Photo by Warren Elsom/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

With four months to go to the 2015 Absa Cape Epic many of the top competitors have chosen their partners … and it is shaping up to be one of the strongest fields ever. Four times winner Christoph Sauser of Switzerland will again be reunited with the Czech Republic’s Jaroslav Kulhavy – the team which won the event convincingly in ...

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joBerg2c rolls out new race villages

Participants in the 2015 edition of the Old Mutual joBerg2c can look forward to two brand-new race villages when the nine-day stage race starts on April 24. Photo: Kelvin Trautman

The Old Mutual joBerg2c will roll out two new race villages for the 2015 edition of the nine-day mountain bike race, which starts just south of Johannesburg on April 24. Race organiser Craig Wapnick said participants could look forward to a completely different experience on the overnight stops for the fifth and sixth stages of the 900km overland ride to ...

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Rocky Mountain Bicycles Will Sponsor The Inaugural Snow Epic

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Legendary mountain bike manufacturer Rocky Mountain Bicycles will sponsor the inaugural Snow Epic. The Canadian company was one of the first to recognise the Snow Epic¹s potential and shipped out a prototype of its new fatbike ­ the Rocky Mountain Blizzard ­ to Engelberg, Switzerland, for the trial ride of the Snow Epic in April this year.  Now it will ...

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Stoltz ready for round two at the Pennypinchers Origin of Trails

Conrad Stoltz in action during the 2013 Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails 2-Day Mountain Bike (MTB) Stage Race in Stellenbosch.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Jetline Action Photo

XTERRA legend, Conrad Stoltz obliterated the field at the inaugural Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails 2-Day Mountain Bike (MTB) Stage Race in Stellenbosch in 2013.  Stoltz, who claimed victory in an impressive combined time of 06 hours 27 minutes 36 seconds, will be hoping for a successful title defense when he toes the line at the 2014 event that will start ...

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Stenerhag and Sim snag inaugural Paarl race

Swedish marathon champion Jennie Stenerhag (right), pictured here with Robyn de Groot at this year’s sani2c, was the women’s race winner at the inaugural Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic, presented by the City of Drakenstein, in the Cape Winelands on Sunday. Photo: Full Stop Communications

Swedish marathon champion Jennie Stenerhag and cross-country specialist Robert Sim took the honours in the inaugural Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic, presented by the City of Drakenstein, in the Cape Winelands on Sunday. Sim, riding in the colours of Robert Daniel, crossed the finish line first at the Paarl Arboretum to claim the men’s 60km title in a time of 2:44:08. ...

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Last chance to enter first Paarl MTB Classic

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Riders who missed their opportunity to enter the Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic will have one last chance to sign up for Sunday’s inaugural edition. Wynand de Villiers of ASG Events said special arrangements had been made for those who missed the cut-off to enter on Friday and Saturday for the 30km and 60km racing options. He said it was the ...

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Stage set for final Mountain Splendour Mania showdown

Defending Mountain Splendour Mania champion and overall 2014 ROAG Series winner Andrew Hill (TIB Insurance) will hope to end the series on a high note when he heads up into the Central Drakensberg this weekend for the 2014 edition of the 40km marathon. - QuickPix/
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Pietermaritzburg – The 2014 Quattro ROAG Series is set to come to a thrilling conclusion this weekend as the Mountain Splendour Mania brings down the curtain on another successful year’s action with Andrew Hill having already wrapped up the men’s title while the Central Drakensberg based mountain bike event will feature an exciting end to the women’s series with Natalie ...

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