MTB

Competitive De Villiers ready to shine at Zuurberg

Oudtshoorn’s Yolande de Villiers will join forces with George’s Neill Ungerer in the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race at the Zuurberg Mountain Village, near Port Elizabeth, from May 26 to 28. Photo: Warren Elsom

Experienced stage racer Yolande de Villiers is ready to show her competitive side when she joins forces with Neill Ungerer to tackle the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race next week. Despite holding down a fulltime job, the Oudtshoorn rider said she was always focused on getting a podium spot and ready to give it her all when the ...

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Paarl MTB Classic breaks new ground

Participants in the Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic will take on a unique and varied route from Rehbokskloof Wine Estate on Saturday. Photo: Capcha Photography

Participants in the Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic will go where no one has gone before as organisers continue to up the ante ahead of what they aim to make the area’s premier mountain bike race. Race director Darren Herbst said both the feature event over 60km and the more family friendly offering over 30km included elements that would satisfy any ...

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Changes designed to improve encounter in the Waterberg

Riders during stage 1 of the 2017 Liberty Winelands Encounter from Stellenbosch to Franschhoek, 21 April 2017. Photo by Ewald Sadie

A number of changes are tipped to improve the experience across the board when the second Liberty Waterberg Encounter mountain bike race takes place near Bela-Bela in Limpopo next month. The three-stage race, starting on June 9, is the second leg of the Encounter Series organised by ASG Events. The first leg, the Liberty Winelands Encounter, took place in the ...

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Blind riders excited to conquer the Monster

Two eager mountain bikers, Dan Manders and Morne Swanepoel will not allow their competitive spirit to be dampened by their inability to see.  A true inspiration, both riders will attempt to conquer the revered 70km FNB Magalies Monster
Mountain Bike Classic on Saturday, 03 June 2017.  Seen here (front left) Theo Coetzee, (back left) Dan Manders, (front right) Cecile Coetzee and (back right) Morne Swanepoel at the 35km FNB Magalies Monster Mountain Bike Classic in 2016. 
Photo Credit:  Jetline Action Photo

North West Province – Two eager mountain bikers, Dan Manders and Morne Swanepoel will not allow their competitive spirit to be dampened by their inability to see. A true inspiration, both riders will attempt to conquer the revered 70km FNB Magalies Monster Mountain Bike Classic on Saturday, 03 June 2017. Manders and Swanepoel met in Worcester at a school for ...

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Buys and Beukes defy the mud for KAP sani2c win

Philip Buys (left) and Matthys Beukes from Team PYGA Euro Steel cross the line first to win the final stage at the 2017 KAP sani2c from Jolivet to Scottburgh on Saturday, and with it the overall victory. Anthony Grote/
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Scottburgh – Despite starting with a hefty lead, the pairing of Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes had to fight back from crashing and technical problems in the slippery muddy conditions to claim the overall victory in the KAP sani2c at Scottburgh’s main beach on Saturday afternoon, while the fancied team of Candice Lill and Vera Adrian staged a spectacular comeback ...

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Weather forces sani2c’s hand on stage two

The PYGA Euro Steel pair of Matthys Beukes (front) and Philip Buys (second) are currently in the lead after the first stage of the 2017 KAP sani2c and will go into the final stage from Jolivet to Scottburgh with their advantage still intact. Anthony Grote/
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Mackenzie – Higher than predicted rainfall overnight has forced race organisers to make the iconic second stage of the KAP sani2c from Mackenzie Club to Jolivet a neutral stage, meaning that no riders will be racing due to safety concerns. The predicted heavy rain was supposed to hit the Umkomaas valley later in the day and when it unexpectedly arrived ...

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Stransky aims to be competitive at tough Zuurberg race

Springbok rugby legend Joel Stransky aims to be competitive in this month’s PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race after recovering from injuries sustained in the Cape Epic. Photo: Warren Elsom/Capcha Photography

Despite having to overcome serious injuries in recent weeks, ex-Springbok rugby star Joel Stransky and teammate Andrew Mclean are determined to be competitive at the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race later this month. The pair, who finished third last year, will pit themselves against arguably the toughest field in the history of the three-day event when it starts ...

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KAP sani2c glory top of mind for MTB elite

The Team dormakaba duo of Candice Lill (left) and Vera Adrian will be aiming to defend their KAP sani2c title over the next three days. Craig Kolesky/
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Himeville – As the other two KAP sani2c events, the Trail and the Adventure, continue on their way to the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast town of Scottburgh, South Africa’s mountain biking elite will line up for their assault on the three-day route from Himeville to the Indian Ocean on Thursday. The race has evolved over the last 12 years into one ...

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Lill & Adrian ready to defend their sani2c ladies crown

The Team dormakaba duo of Candice Lill (left) and Vera Adrian (right) were the beneficiaries of some poor navigational skills as they won the 2016 KAP sani2c and they will be hoping that they can produce another well-rounded display to win a second consecutive title when the 2017 Race gets underway on Thursday, 11 May.

Himeville – Team dormakaba’s Candice Lill and Vera Adrian will be defending their title at the KAP sani2c starting on Thursday, but the young duo know they will have to be at their very best to hold off a strong challenge from a pair of experienced South African champions. Last year Lill (neé Neethling) and Adrian were able to take ...

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