Maties lead after blustery start to Varsity MTB Challenge

Frankie Du Toit and Nicky Giliomee from Maties at the Varsity MTB Challenge at Nederberg Wine Estate in Paarl on September 30, 2017

Defending champions Stellenbosch underlined their status as the team to beat when they led the field home on a blustery opening day of the Varsity MTB Challenge near Paarl today. Five of the top student teams in the country took to the starting line in squads of three, with the format of the competition dictating that the clock be stopped ...

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Maties geared up for Varsity MTB Challenge title defence

Stellenbosch University are fired up to defend their title in the two-day Varsity MTB Challenge that takes place from Nederburg wine farm near Paarl on Saturday and Sunday. Photo: Robert Ward

With some solid preparation under their belts, Stellenbosch University are geared up to defend their title when the Varsity MTB Challenge takes place in the Western Cape on Saturday and Sunday. Starting from the Nederburg wine farm in Paarl, the two-day mountain bike event, sponsored by First National Bank, will attract a wide variety of cyclists, being open as well ...

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Debutant Robert Hobson claims Karoo 2 Coast title

Riders during the 2017 BUCO Karoo 2 Coast MTB race from Uniondale to Knysna - 24 September 2017 | photo by Ewald Sadie

(KNYSNA) Robert Hobson (Flandria Cycles) won the 18th Buco Lions Karoo to Coast Mountain Bike Challenge in emphatic style after making a solo break with about 40kms to go. It was the 19-year-old from Stellensbosch’s first attempt at the 95.95km event and he was ecstatic with the result. “Yes, very happy indeed!” He commented at the finish. “I came with ...

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Mpumalanga high school’s one-of-a-kind MTB team earns the ‘best developmental school’ title in the Spur Schools MTB League

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Developing underprivileged mountain biking (MTB) riders at Lydenburg High School in Mpumalanga is at the top of the school’s priority list, and a key ingredient to growing the sport in the country. No surprise that the school’s been named best developmental school in the Spur Schools MTB League. But this accolade hasn’t just dropped in the school’s sporting lap. Instead, the team’s ...

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Ironman announces agreement to acquire Perskindol Swiss Epic mountain bike race


ZUG/FRANKFURT//TAMPA (September 16, 2017) – IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings Company, today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the PERSKINDOL SWISS EPIC mountain-bike stage race. Staged annually since 2014 in Valais in the picturesque Swiss Alps, the PERSKINDOL SWISS EPIC has quickly gained a cult following as Europe’s premier mountain bike event, drawing more than 500 professional ...

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Fedhealth MTB Challenge delivers on its promise

Waylon Woolcock and HB Kruger in action on route.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Mountain bikers were treated to amazing weather, superb mountain bike trails and magnificent views at the 3rd annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge at Boschendal Wine Estate on Sunday, 17 September 2017. With three events to choose from (a +-60km/Marathon; a +- 28km/Half Marathon and a 15km Fun Race), plenty of mountain biking challenges, heaps of family fun and a scenic day ...

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Main banks on international experience to lift Jock Tour title

Time in Europe has prepared Dimension Data’s Kent Main for the challenging three-day Bestmed Jock Tour that starts in Mbombela this weekend. Photo: Supplied

Kent Main plans to use his international experience to his advantage when he lines up for the three-day Bestmed Jock Tour in Mbombela, Mpumalanga, on Friday. The 21-year-old cyclist signed for Dimension Data shortly after winning the five-day Tour of Good Hope in March and almost immediately packed his bags for Italy. “I’m really keen to get back into racing ...

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Local band set for Fedhealth MTB Challenge debut

Sunset Sweatshop will perform for the masses at the 3rd annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate on Sunday, 17 September 2017.  Photo Credit:  Dirk Odendal

The 3rd annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge will close off on a high note at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate on Sunday, 17 September 2017 with a lively performance by local band, Sunset Sweatshop. Formed in October 2016, the group’s debut single “Move It” has been a hit on SA’s leading radio stations. According to Victor Green, drummer and backing vocalist, ...

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Breedenet Cape Duo introduces Champion of Champions Solo Challenge

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The Breedenet Cape Duo has been challenged. In the lead up to the world’s first multi discipline multi-stage event, riders challenged the Cape Duo to introduce a solo category, to see who would go it alone, swopping mountain bikes for road bikes to become the ultimate champion of champions. The challenge was accepted and the Breedenet Cape Duo is ready ...

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