MTB

DHL continues to deliver at the FNB Magalies Monster

Currently in its 15th year, the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic proudly relies on the services of its logistics partner, DHL to ensure the smooth activation and running of the North West Province’s most revered MTB race.
The 15th annual FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic will take place at ATKV, Buffelspoort on Saturday, 03 June 2017.  Seen here:  Franco Ferreira in action during the 2016 FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic.  Ferreira secured a 4th place position in the men’s race after completing the 70km Monster in a well-deserved time of 03:32:12.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

North West Province – Currently in its 15th year, the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic proudly relies on the services of its logistics partner, DHL to ensure the smooth activation and running of the North West Province’s most revered MTB race. “We are excited to celebrate the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic’s 15th anniversary in 2017,” says Michael Meyer, Managing ...

Read More »

BIG5 Challenge attracts BIG name elites

BIG5 Challenge

The 8th Annual BIG5 Challenge is fast approaching and the competition for podium spots is heating up with the likes of Bradley Weiss, Davide Del Fante, Dean Hopf and Theo Blignaut fighting it out over five events during the ten days of the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival between 7 and 16 July. The ladies’ competition also promises to be ...

Read More »

Hill chases another Zuurberg title

Andrew Hill, riding for TIB Insurance-Momsen Valley Light, will defend his PwC Great Zuurberg Trek title alongside Marco Joubert at the Zuurberg Mountain Village just outside Port Elizabeth at the weekend. Photo: Full Stop Communications

Experienced mountain bike professional Andrew Hill will be banking on a strong partnership with colleague Marco Joubert to try to land another title in the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek this weekend. The Durban-based rider is preparing for a tough weekend of racing in the three-stage event that takes place at the Zuurberg Mountain Village, just outside Port Elizabeth, from Friday. ...

Read More »

Kruger and Buchacher dominate in Paarl

Pic 3 Carmen Buchacher LR

Using home-ground knowledge to his advantage, HB Kruger led from start to finish to take the honours in the 60km feature race at the Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic mountain bike race at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate today. The 25-year-old BCX pro from Paarl crossed the finish line in a time of 2:43:58, just under three minutes ahead of Robert Hobson, who ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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 ...

Read More »

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/
Gameplan Media

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 ...

Read More »

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/
Gameplan Media

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 ...

Read More »