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Spioenkop site of Berg & Bush battle

Participants in this year’s FedGroup Berg & Bush two-day race took on a “race within a race” during the Subaru Battle of Spioenkop in the Central Drakensberg on October 18. Photo: Nik Muzik

Spioenkop was the site of a skirmish of a different sort as mountain bikers vied for victory in the inaugural Subaru Battle of Spioenkop during the FedGroup Berg & Bush stage race in the Central Drakensberg earlier this month. A few hardy souls in the two-day event soldiered their way up the 1.44km climb as they took on the optional ...

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Walker flies Kargo flag solo at Cape Pioneer Trek

Kargo Pro MTB's Travis Walker was forced to tackle the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek alone on his Momsen Vipa after his team mate and race partner Rourke Croeser was diagnosed with a eleventh however kidney infection forced Croeser out of the 7-day long contest. - Supplied/
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Durban – Kargo Pro MTB Team’s hopes of a podium finish at the recent Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek mountain biking stage race went up in a cloud of smoke before the starter’s gun even fired however a resilient and brave Travis Walker still went on to win the solo men’s category honours and finish in a remarkable third fastest time ...

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2015 Absa Cape Epic Route Revealed

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The Absa Cape Epic will return to the slopes of Table Mountain in 2015 when the rugged eight-day race’s Prologue is staged from the University of Cape Town. The much-anticipated route announcement took place in Cape Town on Wednesday (October 22) and the Mother City will kick off the 2015 edition on Sunday, March 15. From there the course takes ...

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Madolo & Kleinhans set sights on FNB W2W podium finish

Sipho Madolo in action at the 2013 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Race.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

Sipho Madolo, a songo.info rider, will be seen teaming up with top marathon rider Erik Kleinhans at the 2014 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Race.  Starting at Lourensford Wine Estate (Somerset West) on Friday, 07 November 2014 and finishing at Onrus Caravan Park (just outside Hermanus) on Sunday, 09 November 2014, Madolo and Kleinhans will be gunning for at ...

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Bulls unstoppable at Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek finale

Catherine Williamson (left) and Alice Pirard celebrate their overall women's category victory at the 2014 Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek.
Photo credit: Zoon Cronje/Nikon/Xtremedia

The Team Bulls pair of Simon Stiebjahn and Tim Bohme finished the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race on Saturday like they started it a week ago – with a stage win – in the process extending their lead to secure the overall title. In the women’s event, it was the South Africans Candice Neethling and Cherise ...

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Scott win stage, Bulls retain Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek lead

Catherine Williamson (left) and Alice Pirard (Asrin Cycling) show their joy at retaining their overall women's race lead on Stage 5 of the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek.
Photo credit: Zoon Cronje/Nikon/Xtremedia

In an effort to take back some of the time they lost on Thursday, South Africans Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes (SCOTT Factory Racing) blew Stage 5 of the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek apart. While they never regained any lost time, they did splinter the field from early on and won the shortened stage, out-sprinting overall leaders Simon Stiebjahn and ...

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Dramatic stage sees lead changes at Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek

Tim Bohme and Simon Stiebjahn claim the stage win and the overall lead on Stage 4 of the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek.
Photo credit: Zoon Cronje/Nikon/Xtremedia

Stage 4 of the 2014 Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek international stage race was always expected to deliver a shake-up; and it didn’t disappoint. As if the 109km with 2690m of ascent from De Rust to George wasn’t difficult enough, the riders had to conquer some exceptionally rough terrain and contend with rain and cold too. In the men’s race, the ...

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Buys, Beukes sprint to Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek Stage win

Matthys Beukes (far left) and Philip Buys enjoyed a perfect first day in Yellow by winning Stage 3 of the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek.
Photo credit: Zoon Cronje/Nikon/Xtremedia

South Africa’s Yellow Jersey wearers, Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes (SCOTT Factory Racing) claimed a second consecutive stage win when they outsprinted a small lead group on Stage 3 of the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race on Wednesday. Second place went to the German Team Bulls pair of Tim Bohme and Simon Stiebjahn with South Africans ...

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Team Bulls extend lead at Cape Pioneer Trek

Tim Bohme (left) and Simon Stiebjahn of Team Bulls, claim the stage win and extend their lead on Stage 1 of the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek on Monday.
Photo credit: Zoon Cronje/Nikon/Xtremedia

Instead of riding to defend the lead they’d claimed on Sunday’s opening prologue time trial, Germans Tim Bohme and Simon Stiebjahn of Team Bulls rode an aggressive Stage 1 from Oudtshoorn to Calitzdorp on Monday to increase their overall lead at the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race. Bohme and Stiebjahn clocked a winning time of 03 ...

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