The 2017 Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge

Riders compete in the Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge held at Le Bonheur Wine Estate, Greater Simonsberg Conservancy, Stellenbosch in the Western Cape of South Africa on 5 March 2017

(Sunday, 5 March 2017) The Cape Town Cycle Tour Lifecycle Week 2017, with the 40th edition of the Cape Town Cycle Tour as its climax, kicked off in spectacular fashion with the two-day Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge at Le Bonheur Wine Estate outside Stellenbosch.  The focus of Saturday 4 March was very firmly on families, with three routes (14km, 20km ...

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Entries have opened for the 2017 FNB Magalies Monster and FNB Platinum Trail Run

FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic photo credit Tobias Ginsberg

Entries are officially open for two of the North West Province’s most revered sporting events, the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and the FNB Platinum Trail Run. “Both the FNB Magalies Monster and the FNB Platinum Trail Run depict the best off-road routes on offer in the North West Province,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. “Mountain bikers ...

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Cyclocross legend Nys sets sights on the Absa Cape Epic

Sabine Spitz & Yana Belomoina of Sport for Good climb to Bothmaskop during stage 6 of the 2016 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from Boschendal in Stellenbosch, South Africa on the 19th March 2015

Photo by Gary Perkin/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS



Sven Nys is arguably the best cyclocross racer ever. Now the legendary Belgian – who earned the nickname “The Cannibal from Baal” as he notched up an astonishing 140 career victories – has set his sights on the 2017 Absa Cape Epic. Nys is a household name in much of Europe for his cyclocross achievements and his legions of fans are ...

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Chance encounter leads to incredible MTB partnership

Waterberg HR

When a meeting between two of South African cycling’s foremost race organisers saw them tuned in to the same wavelength, neither of them doubted that they stood on the verge of creating something special. Fast forward three years and the Liberty Encounter Series has evolved into one of the premier multi-stage mountain bike offerings in South Africa. The brainchild of ...

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Entries Sold Out for The 36ONE MTB Challenge

The 36ONE MTB Challenge offers rider the opportunity to ride the full 361km solo, in a team of two, or as a two or four man relay team; as James Spring, Brett Stephen, Mitchell Arntzen and Carl van Maanen did in 2016. Photo by

Growth in demand for The 36ONE MTB Challenge entries has exceeded all expectations to the point that Dryland Event Management have decided to close entries early for the 2017 event. Not only are there over 1 000 riders already registered to take part but over half of that number are set to undertake the full 361 kilometre race as solo competitors. In ...

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Riders will stay connected at Zuurberg race

Thanks to the Igen sponsorship, riders in the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek in Addo just outside Port Elizabeth will be able to stay connected this year. Photo: Great Zuurberg Trek

Riders in the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race will again enjoy superior connectivity, thanks to a significant partnership with Port Elizabeth-based company Igen. While the remoteness of the Zuurberg region – adjacent to the Addo Elephant National Park – contributes to the uniqueness of the event, it also affects internet connectivity. “The downside is that coverage can be ...

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Fumic and Avancini eye the Absa Cape Epic Podium

2016 Absa Cape Epic Stage 3 16 March

German Manuel Fumic and Brazilian Henrique Avancini lit up the 2016 Absa Cape Epic with a thrilling win on the Grand Finale – the prestigious final stage. Now the colourful duo is back and, says Avancini, aiming for the top step of the overall podium. “The Cape Epic is my main focus for 2017, so our ambition is to fight for the ...

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Zuurberg aim to please – on and off the bike

Riders in the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek can look forward to a premium experience on and off the bike when the event is held from May 26 to 28. Photo: Warren Elsom/Capcha Photography

Organisers of the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek are doggedly focused on providing a premium experience to live up to the mountain bike event’s tagline of “Great Outdoors. Great Indoors. Great Impact”. The three-stage race, which takes place from the Zuurberg Mountain Village near Port Elizabeth from May 26 to 28, not only provides the riders with spectacular scenery, but they ...

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Charitable Ethos Underpins MTO Champions’ Race


The annual charity race, the MTO Champions’ Race, takes place on the 15th of March 2017 and will once again offer some of the best mountain bikers in the world a chance to stretch their legs ahead of the Absa Cape Epic. More importantly, though, the race will showcase the exceptional efforts of, with the assistance of the ...

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Exxaro jersey winners to get trip to elite sports academy

2016 Absa Cape Epic Stage 7 20 March

Belgium’s world-class Bakala Academy joins hands with Absa Cape Epic The contest for the Absa Cape Epic’s prestigious Exxaro Special Jersey just got a whole lot more intense with news that the winners will get to spend eight days at an elite sports performance academy in Belgium. The Bakala Academy in Leuven, Belgium, has joined hands with the Cape Epic ...

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