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Timely Winelands celebration for Woolcock and Roux

The Liberty Winelands Encounter Stage 3        -         Photo by Henk Neuhoff

Young Stellenbosch rider Hennie Roux gave himself the perfect birthday present when he partnered Waylon Woolcock to victory in the Liberty Winelands Encounter in the Western Cape today.   Roux turned 20 yesterday and celebrated in style with his first major stage race success when the three-day mountain-bike event ended at the Nederburg Wine Estate in Paarl.   The pair ...

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Woolcock, Roux take opening stage in Winelands

The Liberty Winelands Encounter Stage1  Franschhoek    Photo by Henk Neuhoff

Waylon Woolcock used his considerable experience to join Hennie Roux as first-stage winners when the Liberty Winelands Encounter got under way in the Western Cape today.   The opening day of the three-stage mountain-bike race saw competitors cover 48km from the Boschendal Wine Estate to Le Franschhoek Hotel, which included 1 060 metres of ascent.   Woolcock and Roux crossed the ...

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FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic keeps riders coming back for more

Raymond Travers in action at the 2018 FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic.  Photo Credit:  Jetline Action Photo

Self-proclaimed FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic addict Raymond Travers (West Rand) hopes to secure his 5thevent medal on Saturday, 01 June 2019 when the 17thannual FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic gets underway at ATKVBuffelspoort.   “The Monster, as it’s referred to by most mountain bikers, is characterised by tough hills, relatively technical single track and an all-round awesome experience in ...

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Winelands entries deadline extension is no joke

Photo 2 Liberty Winelands Encounter entries LR

It may be April Fool’s Day, but the extension of the entries deadline for next weekend’s Liberty Winelands Encounter until Friday (April 5) is definitely no hoax.   That was the assurance given by ASG Events chief executive officer Erick Oosthuizen in announcing that the deadline for the three-stage mountain-bike race had been extended to 1pm on Friday.   The ...

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Van Der Breggen Helps Langvad to Fifth Absa Cape Epic Title

Jaroslav Kulhavý’s songo.info inspired custom Specialized S-Works Epic.  Photo by Michal Červený.

Road and Olympic Champion, Anna van der Breggen partnered, Mountain Biking Marathon World Champion, Annika Langvad to her fifth Absa Cape Epic title on Sunday. After crossing the finish line at Val de Vie they were swamped by their fellow Investec-songo-Specialized riders and the team support staff; as the Method Cap Classique was sprayed in celebration.   “I could not ...

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Dominance consolidated on Stage 1 of Absa Cape Epic

Straw bale sculpture on stage 1 of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Hermanus High School in Hermanus, South Africa on the 18th March 2019.

Photo by Dwayne Senior/Cape Epic

PLEASE ENSURE THE APPROPRIATE CREDIT IS GIVEN TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER AND ABSA CAPE EPIC

Stage 1 of the Absa Cape Epic was a day of consolidation with both the top men and women growing their leads significantly after a tough 111km day which started and finished in Hermanus on Monday. Prologue winners Annika Langvad and Anna van der Breggen (Investec-songo-Specialized) increased their lead in the Women’s race with a dominant performance that saw them ...

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World Champions Establish Their Superiority at Absa Cape Epic

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It was a day for the World Champions on the opening Prologue of the Absa Cape Epic on the slopes of Table Mountain on Sunday with Annika Langvad and Anna van der Breggen dominating the Women’s category while Nino Schurter and Lars Forster took control of the elite men’s race. The Swiss pairing of multiple World and Olympic Champion Schurter and ...

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Endometriosis won’t get Jenna down at the FNB Platinum Trail Run

Fifteen year old Jenna Schubach from Rustenburg will take on the 2019 FNB Platinum Trail Run as part of her “Endometriosis Awareness” campaign.  Schubach was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2017 at the age of 14.  When entering the FNB Platinum Trail Run online, trail runners can choose to make a donation towards Jenna’s “Endometriosis Awareness” campaign.  Alternatively entrants can also show their support by wearing anything yellow on event day.  Seen here:  Jenna with her father Murray at the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic.

Fifteen year old Jenna Schubach from Rustenburg will take on the 2019 FNB Platinum Trail Run as part of her “Endometriosis Awareness” campaign.   Schubach was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2017 at the age of 14.  “A basic explanation for endometriosiswould be when the tissue of the endometrium sheds and begins to form growths on other organs and surfaces in ...

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Gaze and Van Der Breggen Storm to songo.info Champions Race Success

Annika Langvad finished third in the elite women’s race aboard the custom songo.info inspired Specialized S-Works Epic she will race at the Absa Cape Epic. Photo by Michal Červený.

On Wednesday the 13thof March the Kaymandi Sports Fields and songo.info BMX track hosted the 2019 songo.info Champions Race. The Stellenbosch based sporting and education charity attracted eight former and reigning World Champions, three Olympic Gold Medallists and the reigning European Champion. Accounting for three of those eleven titles between them Sam Gaze and Anna van der Breggen were worthy ...

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Perfect mix for Winelands Encounter route

The Liberty Winelands Encounter will again provide a good mix of luxury accommodation and a variety of mountain-bike trails when it takes place near Paarl and Franschhoek in the Western Cape from April 12 to 14. Photo: Robert Ward

Riders in the Liberty Winelands Encounter can expect a perfect mix of mountain-biking ingredients, with a few challenges thrown in, when it takes place next month.   Billed as the country’s most beautiful race, the fifth edition of the three-stage event will see cyclists tackle a 147km journey between the Western Cape towns of Franschhoek and Paarl from April 12 ...

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