MTB

Entries Open for 2019 FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and FNB Platinum Trail Run

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North West Province – Entries have opened for the 17thannual FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and the 7thannual FNB Platinum Trail Run, two premier off-road events that will leave entrants begging for more at theATKVBuffelspoort on Saturday, 01 June 2019 and Sunday, 02 June 2019 respectively.       “The perfect weekend breakaway for families, the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and ...

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2019 Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge

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Event:                         Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge Date:                         Saturday, 2 March 2019 Entries close:               22 February 2019 Distance:                     20km, 40km and 60km routes Venue:                         ThePurple Windmill, off the R44 Klapmuts   Entries close for the Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge this Friday, 22 February. This exciting event returns to the beautiful ...

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Karoo to Coast and Dr Evil Classic support of local charities

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Recycled top quality bicycle helmets were handed to the Knysna Sports Academy recently, as part of the many local charitable initiatives supported by the Buco Lions Karoo to Coast Mountain Bike Challenge and the Buco Dr Evil Classic Three Day Stage Race. These Garden Route based events have become highlights on the national cycling calendar.   The helmet donation is the result of an innovative ...

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Espargaró Swaps Leathers for Lycra at the Absa Cape Epic

Aleix Espargaro, the Spanish MotoGP rider, swaps leathers for lycra at the Absa Cape Epic.

  Though best known for his exploits around a race track, on two petrol powered wheels, the Aprilia Racing Team Gresini MotoGP rider, Aleix Espargaró, will be swapping to two self-propelled wheels for the 2019 Absa Cape Epic. As Espargaró is making his debut he required a partner with experience in the Untamed African Mountain Bike Race, hence he will ...

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Rustenburg pair claim first TransCape MTB title

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Justin van der Linde and Albertus Jooste won the 70km final stage of the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter from Grabouw to Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands today to clinch the overall title for the first time.   The Rustenburg team began the last day of the 591km, seven-stage mountain-bike race with a handy cushion and completed a successful week by ...

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Tankwa success for the Swede and the South African

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Today marked the third and highly anticipated ‘Queen Stage’ of the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen.   An adrenaline fuelled descent aptly labelled ‘Du Toit Drop’ created conflicting emotions as riders enjoyed the thrill of the downhill but also feared the climb to follow. In the back of everybody’s mind the infamous ‘Merino Monster’ loomed large – the meanest ...

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Champions crowned after clash in the Koue Bokkeveld

Stage4 #HoudenbekHeaven 2019 Momentum Health Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen image by Zoon Cronje from www.zcmc.co.za

Reigning Mountain Bike Marathon World Champion Henrique Avancini and his German partner Manuel Fumic have been crowned 2019 Momentum Health Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen champions.   The Cannondale Factory Racing team won three out of four stages to finish with a hard-earned three minute gap on their competitors. The victory comes especially sweet after the 2018 event, where Fumic ...

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FNB Wines2Whales Finale Returns to Onrus

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To celebrate the tenth anniversary of FNB Wines2Whales the race finished in Hermanus in 2018.  While The Marine Hotel added more than a touch of glamour to the final day’s proceedings the relaxed – small town – atmosphere of Onrus was calling the race home. The 2019 Chardonnay, Pinotage and Shiraz events will heed the call and return to the ...

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Blistering Koue Bokkeveld victory

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The world’s top mountain bikers have arrived in the Koue Bokkeveld for South Africa’s premier four day stage race, the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen. The 2019 event was more eagerly anticipated than ever. A ground-breaking live streaming component as well as a brand new opening stage has had mountain bike fanatics licking their lips for months now. ...

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Winelands Encounter set for another capacity entry

Competitors will experience some of the most scenic trails in the Cape Winelands when the Liberty Winelands Encounter takes place from April 12 to 14. Photo: Robert Ward

Billed as a high-quality but affordable event, race organisers ASG Events are geared up for a flood of interest in the Liberty Winelands Encounter, which takes place in mid-April.   This is the second leg of the annual Liberty Encounter Series, which includes the TransCape MTB Encounter, currently in progress, and the Waterberg Encounter in June.   Starting in Boschendal, ...

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