Heat tests riders on TransCape queen stage

Pic 2 TransCape stage 2 HR

After a rainy opening stage, riders were presented with different conditions today as pace-setters Pieter Seyffert and Travis Walker consolidated their overall lead in the TransCape mountain bike race. The Ellsworth-ASG duo led the field home for the second consecutive day after a typically hot and dusty Karoo leg between George and Van Wyksdorp. They completed the 135km queen stage ...

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New pro team set the pace at TransCape

Pieter Seyffert (left) and Travis Walker from Ellsworth-ASG set the pace on the opening stage of the seven-day TransCape mountain bike race that took riders over a distance of 80km from Knysna to Wilderness today. Photo: Jacques Marais

Despite wet conditions, Pieter Seyffert and Travis Walker kicked off their new partnership on a perfect note by winning the opening stage of the seven-day TransCape mountain bike race today. The Ellsworth-ASG duo took control early on to cover the tough 80km ride between Knysna and Wilderness in the Western Cape in 3:19:46. They were followed home by Belgians Eddy ...

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Here comes José and Purito … and lots of laughs

during stage 2 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin, South Africa on the 17 March 2015

Photo by Nick Muzik/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

If somebody were trying to track down José Hermida in the Absa Cape Epic race village they would simply have to follow the laughter. And the chatter. In 2016 Hermida retired from a distinguished 20-year cross country career that earned him a world championship title, an Olympic silver medal and many victories along the way. But he will be remembered ...

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Seyffert reveals new partnership at TransCape

Mountain biking pro Pieter Seyffert (front) will team up with Travis Walker to ride for Ellsworth-ASG in the seven-day TransCape mountain bike race from Sunday. Photo: Warren Elsom

After a lengthy association with Hanco Kachelhoffer, mountain biking professional Pieter Seyffert will reveal a new partnership when he and Travis Walker tackle the seven-day TransCape mountain bike race from Sunday. In his first appearance at the TransCape, the 30-year-old said he was looking forward to teaming up with Walker under the Ellsworth-ASG banner for the 690km journey between Knysna ...

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Meerendal CBC’s European stars ready for Absa Cape Epic

2016 Absa Cape Epic Stage 1 14 March

Swiss mountain biking legend Esther Süss and Swedish champion Jennie Stenerhag will joined forces for the first time at the 2017 Absa Cape Epic … and might just have a surprise or two up their sleeves. The Team Meerendal CBC riders have excellent endurance pedigrees. Süss has won the Absa Cape Epic Hansgrohe Women’s category twice and finished the event ...

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Tavcor backing eases life for Zuurberg route director

Tavcor Commercial Vehicle sales executive Donovan Austin (left) hands over the Amarok double cab to PwC Great Zuurberg Trek route director Rob Hayter. Photo: Supplied

Life has become much easier for PwC Great Zuurberg Trek route director Rob Hayter this year after Tavcor Commercial Vehicles threw their support behind the Eastern Cape mountain biking classic. Taking place in the mountainous Zuurberg region in Addo, about 70km from Port Elizabeth, Hayter is already devoting his time to ensuring the route is in top-class condition for the ...

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Pioneering single-track at TransCape

Riders will face plenty of interesting challenges in the TransCape mountain bike race, particularly the new Greyton Black single-track section on stage six. Photo: Jacques Marais

The TransCape MTB race organisers will pioneer a fresh single-track challenge by introducing the riders to the Greyton Black section in the multi-stage race beginning on Sunday. Positioned on the penultimate stage on the stretch between Greyton and Genadendal, route director Wayne Collett said the TransCape would be the first to use “this spectacular new section”, which extended the famous ...

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Topeak Ergon, Centurion Vaude eyeing top step of Absa Cape Epic podium

OAK VALLEY - Overall leaders Kristian Hynek & Robert Mennen of Topeak Ergon Racing during stage 5 of the 2014 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from The Oak Estate in Greyton to Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin, South Africa on the 28 March 2014

Photo by Gary Perkin/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

The Topeak Ergon and Centurion Vaude teams will forever be linked through an extraordinary act of sportsmanship at the 2014 Absa Cape Epic. In 2017, however, they will be major rivals for one of the biggest prizes in mountain biking: the Absa Cape Epic overall winner’s yellow jersey. Three years ago Centurion Vaude’s Jochen Kaess and Markus Kaufmann, both German, ...

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UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano comes to the Western Cape in 2018

Manuel Fumic

The Western Cape has landed another world cycling showpiece event – the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano race. The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) series attracts the crème de la crème of international cross country mountain biking and tens of thousands of spectators to its races around the world. The South African leg will open the 2018 season and take ...

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