MTB

New-look Paarl MTB Classic ticks all the boxes

Organisers ASG Events, in conjunction with the City of Drakenstein, have gone to great lengths to ensure the third Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic ticks all the boxes. Photo: Warren Elsom/Capcha Photography

Organisers are pulling out all the stops to ensure that the new-look Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic, which was omitted from the cycling calendar last year, ticks all the boxes. Race director Darren Herbst said they had gone to great lengths to make every aspect of the event at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate spectacular come race day on May 20. He said ...

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Volvo continue to drive TransCape

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After their maiden voyage with the TransCape mountain bike race proved a resounding success, Volvo Car South Africa announced that they would extend their involvement to 2018. The Grand Départ of the seven-day event between Knysna and Franschhoek in the Western Cape has been set for February 4. ASG Events chief executive Wynand de Villiers said partners such as Volvo ...

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Kleinhans, Beers tame technical Gravel & Grape

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Day two of the 2017 Gravel & Grape Extreme lived up to its reputation as a tough but rewarding stage of mountain bike racing with most riders finishing exhausted but elated. Erik Kleinhans and Matt Beers (Topeak Ergon/RED-E) claimed the stage win, while the stage itself claimed riders Jurgens Uys and Nicols Carstens early on. Setting out from the race ...

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Cheers for Kleinhans, Beers at Gravel & Grape

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Taking place in the rugged Breedekloof Valley, the Gravel & Grape Extreme MTB, is a true test of mountain biking skill. 2017’s stage 1 winners, Erik Kleinhans and Matt Beers (Topeak Ergon/RED-E), who crossed the line in a time of 2:55:26, discovered this early into the day’s race, when the route took riders up a challenging climb.  “It was incredible,” said ...

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Waterberg Encounter designed to delight

Gertjie Harmse (right), who won last year alongside Devan Kruger, will defend his title at this year’s Liberty Waterberg Encounter, in partnership with STANLIB. Photo: Gerrie Kriel

With the event organisers passionate about providing as memorable an experience as possible, seasoned mountain biker Gertjie Harmse firmly believes the Liberty Waterberg Encounter is a race up there with the best. The three-day race near Bela-Bela in Limpopo starts on June 9 and Harmse, who won alongside teammate Devan Kruger last year, said he was ready and looking forward ...

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Kachelhoffer instrumental in one-two finish at Tour Durban

Former national road champion An-Li Kachelhoffer played a big part in securing a one-two result for Team Bestmed-ASG at Tour Durban in KwaZulu-Natal last week. Photo: Robert Ward

An-Li Kachelhoffer had more than just personal ambitions on her mind when she made her move to win the Tour Durban in KwaZulu-Natal over the weekend. The former national women’s road champion, who joined Team Bestmed-ASG this year as leader and mentor to the younger riders, was also looking after the fortunes of teammate Zanele Tshoko. Kachelhoffer sent Tshoko up ...

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Waylon and HB looking for team work at KAP sani2c

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Himeville – Waylon Woolcock is looking for strong team tactics to take him and his KAP sani2c partner HB Kruger to victory in next week’s race from Himeville to Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast from 11-13 May. Last year Woolcock and Kruger were riding with different partners and were leading after Days 1 and 2 respectively when mechanicals robbed ...

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joBerg2c shows insight into sani2c form guide

The Team PYGA Eurosteel duo of Matthys Beukes and Philip Buys continued their good form at the Old Mutual joBerg2c where they took the overall race honours standing them in good stead for the 2017 KAP sani2c next week. Em Gatland/
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Himeville – The 2017 Old Mutual joBerg2c concluded last week with PYGA Euro Steel’s Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes taking top honours in an exciting nine days of racing over a route which included next week’s KAP sani2c course. The final three days of the joBerg2c includes the entire three-day sani2c route, which gives elite riders that do both a ...

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