MTB

Hill up for Winelands challenge

Durban professional Andrew Hill is looking forward to his first appearance in the Liberty Winelands Encounter in the Western Cape next week. Photo: Full Stop Communications

Durban mountain biking pro Andrew Hill is looking forward to a fresh challenge when he competes for the first time in the Liberty Winelands Encounter in the Western Cape next weekend. Riding for TIB Insurance-Momsen Valley Light, the experienced rider from Hillcrest will team up for the first time with Marco Joubert in the three-stage event in the Cape Winelands, ...

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George cross country race focuses on development

The opening leg of the Madibaz XCO Series will take place on the NMMU campus in George on April 23. Photo: Supplied

Providing a cross country racing opportunity for mountain biking enthusiasts in the Eden region is at the core of the second Madibaz XCO Series, which kicks off next Sunday. Based at the NMMU campus in George, the series will comprise four events, with further races taking place on June 10, August 27 and October 29. The August leg will, for ...

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Rio Olympian goes off-road for Winelands Encounter

Rio Olympian An-Li Kachelhoffer will try her hand at mountain biking when she takes part in the Liberty Winelands Encounter, in partnership with STANLIB, this weekend. Photo: Robert Ward

Former national road champion and Rio Olympian An-Li Kachelhoffer will change disciplines when she rides the three-day Liberty Winelands Encounter mountain bike race in the Boland from Friday. The Bestmed-ASG star will team up with Pieter Seyffert, who won the recent TransCape alongside Travis Walker, to form a formidable pairing in the mixed section. “I thought it would be good ...

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Zuurberg race boosts socio-economic development

Having developed a close rapport over the years, next month’s PwC Great Zuurberg Trek will further strengthen the mountain bike event’s partnership with the Unity in Africa Foundation.

Having developed a close rapport over the years, next month’s PwC Great Zuurberg Trek will further strengthen the mountain bike event’s partnership with the Unity in Africa Foundation. Reflecting on the relationship, UinA director Bernice Rose said their position as a race beneficiary had gone a long way in helping develop the foundation’s brand. “This has been a win-win partnership ...

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All Systems Go for Sixth 36ONE MTB Challenge

Dutch beach racing star Ramses Bekkenk will not be intimidated by the breezy conditions predicted for the 2017 36ONE MTB Challenge. Photo by www.directsportfoto.nl.

The sixth edition of The 36ONE MTB Challenge is set to get underway on Friday the 21st of April and along with near perfect weather conditions the event looks set to be the most competitive yet. Dutch ultra-marathon stars Jean Biermans and Ramses Bekkenk are set to go head-to-head in the men’s race while Hannele Steyn and Katja Steenkamp are ...

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Taking on The 36ONE

The 36ONE

I’ve contemplated doing The 36ONE for a couple of years and this year seemed the perfect year as it is almost 3 weeks after IMSA. Enough time to recover/prepare/taper and peak again! Last year I started to squeeze in mountain biking into my busy ironman and 70.3 training program. Sometimes ok-ed by my coach and sometimes not! But I loved ...

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Beukes back to his best with Clarens victory

Waylon Woolcock (Team BCX) leads Philip Buys (Pyga Eurosteel) and Arno du Toit (LCB Racing)  over a slick rock section during stage 1 of the Ashburton Investments National MTB Series in Clarens.
Photo Credit: www.zcmc.co.za

Matthys Beukes emerged victorious at Round 3 of the Ashburton Investments National MTB Series at Clarens in the Eastern Free State at the weekend, winning the men’s marathon stage race title in emphatic fashion.   Second overall was HB Kruger of Team BCX with Beukes’s Pyga Eurosteel teammate, Philip Buys taking third place after another exciting weekend of racing the ...

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De Groot crowned the queen of Clarens

Candice Lill and Vera Adrian elated on the finish line after their 2nd and 3rd place positions of the 1st stage of the Ashburton Investments National MTB Series in Clarens.
Photo Credit: www.zcmc.co.za

South African marathon champion, Robyn de Groot, was crowned the queen of Clarens when she won both stages and the overall title at Round 3 of the Ashburton Investments National MTB Series at Clarens in the Eastern Free State at the weekend.   The Ascendis Health rider outsprinted her main rivals to win the 69km Stage 1 narrowly and then ...

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Win with Specialized at the FNB Magalies Monster

One lucky mountain biker will take home a whopping R35 000 Specialized voucher on Saturday, 03 June 2017 after completing the revered FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic that will take place at the ATKV, Buffelspoort on
Saturday, 03 June 2017.  Seen here:  Riders in action during the 2016 FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

One lucky mountain biker will take home a whopping R35 000 Specialized voucher on Saturday, 03 June 2017 after completing the revered FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic. “Much like our product range, the FNB Magalies Monster caters for a wide range for mountain bikers, from the beginner to the advanced rider,” says Kevin Benkenstein, Marketing Manager of Specialized South Africa. “At ...

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Emperors Classic route to produce fast-paced action

Participants in the Emperors Palace Classic feature road race in Johannesburg on April 23 should relish the quick nature of the 98km course. Photo: Yolanda van der Stoep

With the cyclists facing a route unchanged from last year, ASG Events race director Darren Herbst is anticipating a thrilling finish to the Emperors Palace Classic road race next weekend. The two-day cycling festival based at the Kempton Park casino will provide cyclists with a choice selection of events, including two mountain bike offerings on April 22 and two road ...

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