MTB

Japanese ace Yuki Ikeda relishes TransCape challenge

Yuki Ikeda posed LR

With a strong record in marathon racing, Japanese cyclist Yuki Ikeda will test his skills in unchartered territory when he makes his debut in the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter in the Western Cape from next weekend.   Currently based in Tokyo, the mountain bike marathon star will join up with well-known South African rider Grant Usher for the 614km race, ...

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TransCape MTB Encounter set to make a difference

The Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter will again raise funds during the seven-day race from Knysna to Franschhoek in the Western Cape starting on February 4 to support Africa Foundation. Photo: Irma-Marren Coetzee

The Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter, a seven-day, 614km race to be held next month, will be part of a concerted drive to support Africa Foundation.   The event, supported by STANLIB and Volvo, begins in Knysna on February 4 and ends in Franschhoek in the Western Cape on the tenth.   Now in its fourth year, the race is an ...

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Beukes & Lüthi kick-off 2018 Season with Attakwas Extreme Victories

2018 Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme, presented by Biogen, race winner Matthys Beukes in action. Photo by Zoon Cronje.

PYGA Euro Steel’s Matthys Beukes broke the South African drought while Ariane Lüthi added a historic sixth Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme, presented by Biogen, to her palmarès on a wet Saturday, the 20th of January 2018. The elite men’s podium was filled by Tim Bohme and Philip Buys, and Lüthi was joined on the women’s podium by Jennie Stenerhag and ...

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Elite Riders Fired Up for the Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme, presented by Biogen

Erik Kleinhans has no duties to ride for a teammate in 2018 and as such will not need to expend energy setting the early pace. Photo by Ewald Sadie.

The 2018 mountain biking season gets underway in a few short days, on the 20th of January, at the traditional season opener: the Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme, presented by Biogen. The one hundred and twenty one kilometre ultra-marathon – from Chandelier, near Oudtshoorn, to Pine Creek, in Great Brak River – has once again attracted a field of world-class elite ...

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Rugby Legend Teams Up with Adventure Racer for 2018 Absa Cape Epic

Carlos Spencer

All Black rugby legend and ex-coach of the Lions, Sharks and Eastern Province Kings, Carlos Spencer has teamed up with seasoned adventure racer and five time Absa Cape Epic finisher, Clinton Mackintosh to race the 2018 Absa Cape Epic as team Land Rover Disco 2’s in the Dimension Data Masters category. All Black legend Carlos Spencer was quick to fire ...

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TransCape riders to sample La Couronne wines

TransCape at La Couronne - Photo by Irma Marren-Coetzee LR

Participants in the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter will be treated to a selection of award-winning wines during the mountain bike race that finishes after a taxing 614km at La Couronne Wine Estate in Franschhoek on February 10. Besides providing a tranquil finish venue to one of South Africa’s premier multiday races, marketing and sales manager Eldorette Carinus said they would ...

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Heat is on as Jan Braai tackles TransCape

Jan Braai

Jan Braai, renowned for his National Braai Day initiative, will turn his attention to a fresh challenge when he participates in the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter next month. The 614km Western Cape race from Knysna to Franschhoek, hosted by ASG events in partnership with STANLIB and Volvo, starts on February 4. After riding in 25 consecutive Cape Town Cycle Tours, ...

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Shusha and Smith rule at Wild Coast MTB Classic

Pic 2 40km podium men

Two KwaZulu-Natal cyclists, Lindani Shusha and Hayley Smith, took the honours in the feature races of the Bestmed Wild Coast Sun MTB Classic near Port Edward today. The 21-year-old Shusha, from Port Shepstone, picked up the men’s 40km title for the first time and Smith, who lives in Durban North, won the women’s event in her maiden appearance. Crossing the ...

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Kulhavy’s S-Works Epic Goes Under the Hammer for songo.info

Jaroslav Kulhavy’s custom Specialized S-Works Epic WC is going under the virtual hammer, on www.songo.info, from the 6th to the 15th of December to raise funds for the songo.info charity. Photo by Michal Cerveny.

songo.info are once again auctioning off a unique bicycle to raise funds for their educational and sporting programmes. This year the custom 2017 S-Works Epic, which Jaroslav Kulhavy raced to second position in the Absa Cape Epic, will go under the virtual hammer on an online auction which takes place on www.songo.info.   The auction opens at mid-day on Wednesday ...

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