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


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


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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New name for Stellenbosch’s largest Cycle Tour


(Cape Town, 11 November 2014) The Western Cape’s second-largest road cycling event, previously known as Die Burger Cycle Tour, has officially been renamed the Stellenbosch Cycle Tour, to honour its iconic location and rich history.  The 2014 event is presented by Liberty – Own your life Rewards, David Bellairs, a director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust which organises the annual ...

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De Groot, Williamson claim FNB W2W title

Robyn de Groot (right) and Catherine Williamson are greeted at the finish line of Stage 1 of the FNB Wines2Whales after finishing the stage in second place. The pair went on to win Stages 2 and 3 and claim the overall title.
Photo credit: Cherie Vale/Newsport Media

South African marathon mountain bike champion, Robyn de Groot (Biogen Toyota) and Britain’s Catherine Williamson (Asrin Cycling), teamed up to secure one last title for the 2014 racing year when they won the women’s category at the FNB Wines2Whales three-day stage race at the weekend. Traditionally the final major stage race for the year, the 2014 Wines2Whales Race, attracted a ...

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Sauser, Looser crowned FNB W2W MTB race champions

The third and final stage of the 2014 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Race got underway at Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw) on Sunday, 09 November 2014.  Christoph Sauser and Konny Looser of Team Meerendal-SONGO-Specialized/Wheeler claimed two stage victories and the overall men’s champions’ title completing the three day MTB stage race in a lightning fast time of 08 hours 36 minutes 29 seconds.   Seen here (from left to right):   Konny Looser and Christoph Sauser in action on the day.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

The third and final stage of the 2014 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Race got underway at Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw) on Sunday, 09 November 2014.  Setting a blistering pace, riders needed to complete a 74km route that included tricky Houwhoek Switchback Single Tracks and the infamous Hamilton Russel climb, before crossing the finish line at Onrus Caravan Park (just outside Hermanus) ...

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