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Entries open for 6th annual Origin Of Trails MTB Experience

Mountain biking enthusiasts in action during the 2017 Origin Of Trails MTB Experience.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Entries are open for South Africa’s mountain bike party of the year, the 6th annual Origin Of Trails two-day mountain bike (MTB) Experience that will take place in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 24 and Sunday, 25 November 2018.   “We are excited to celebrate the 6th anniversary of the Origin Of Trails MTB Experience,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater ...

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Canyon Topeak and dormakaba Wrap-Up Tankwa Trek Titles

Image from stage 3 of the 2018 Momentum Health Tankwa Trek presente by Biogen captured by Zoon Cronje from www.zcmc.co.za

The third and final stage of the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, was won by Nicola Rohrbach and Daniel Geismayr (Centurion Vaude by Goldwurst Power), and Yolande de Villiers and Mariske Strauss (Silverback Volvo OMX); but despite a tense moment for the leading women neither the pink or yellow jerseys changed hands. No mountain biking fan can argue ...

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Late surge gives Kruger and Marais another stage win

Pic 3 Eirik Fiskvik lead bunch LR

With the favourites staying together on the queen stage, race leaders HB Kruger and Stuart Marais took advantage of a late surge to collect their third successive stage win in the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter today.   The 102km leg from Hartenbos to Riversdale was only decided in the final kilometre through the Western Cape town’s twisting streets as the ...

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Follow & Watch the Tankwa Trek Live

The iconic ascent of the Merino Monster, on Stage 2, is the race’s ultimate proving ground. Photo by Zoon Cronje.

The 2018 Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, gets underway this Friday and cycling fans will be able to follow the action live throughout as some of the world’s best mountain bikers race for stage and general classification honours. The event will boast live coverage on Twitter, with highlights on Facebook and YouTube for the first two stages, there ...

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Boutique Cape races go ahead despite water crisis

Race organisers ASG Events have given cyclists an assurance that the Liberty Winelands Encounter from April 13 to 15 will go ahead as planned despite the water crisis in the Western Cape. Photo: Ewald Sadie

Race organisers ASG Events have assured riders that, despite the crippling drought in the Western Cape, the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope and the Liberty Winelands Encounter will go ahead as planned.   The Tour of Good Hope takes place near Paarl from March 5 to 9, while the mountain-bike event, also in the Cape Winelands, will be held from ...

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Kruger, Marais set early pace in TransCape

Photo 3 Mari du Toit and Janine Muller LR

HB Kruger and Stuart Marais delivered a strong statement as they led the field home in the opening stage of the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter today.   The ASG-Ellsworth outfit drew first blood in the 614km seven-day race between Knysna and La Couronne Wine Estate in Franschhoek, but Kruger was quick to acknowledge they still had a long way to ...

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Kruger, Marais consolidate top spot in TransCape

Photo 3 Janine Muller and Mari du Toit LR

HB Kruger and Stuart Marais consolidated their overall lead after breaking away on Outeniqua Pass and racing to their second consecutive stage win in the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter today.   The 86km second stage took riders from Wilderness to Mossel Bay and also included two other mountain passes at Silver River and Kaaimansgat.   Riding together for the first ...

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Knobblies by nature

Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge Womens winner Jennie Stenerhag - Ewald Sadie_preview

The Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge takes place on Saturday, 3 March 2018. Use your last few training weekends wisely by exploring some of SANParks best MTB trails, and start the MTB Challenge strong and skilled. SANParks has been investing heavily in trail access and maintenance in recent years, and now offer some of the most beautiful riding in ...

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Momentum Health Tankwa Trek race information

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By now all the hard yards would have been done and pre-race planning should have started to “take on the ride like no other”, the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen. Winding through the beautiful Bokkeveld and Witzenburg areas, this race features unique scenery, warm hospitality and tough yet exhilarating riding. This is the heart of deciduous fruit country. A ...

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Ariane Luthi to defend Fairtree Contour stage race title

Ariane Lüthi

Defending Fairtree Simonsberg Contour MTB Lady’s Champion, the Stellenbosch based Swiss superstar Ariane Lüthi will give it her all to retain her title when she takes to the track this weekend (3 to 4 February) with a strong field of 84 female riders. The Team Spur rider is revered among her rivals for her fierce and fearless marathon racing ability, ...

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