Cycling

An Epic Adventure For A Cycling Legend

She might be the world’s most-decorated women’s mountain biker, but Norway’s Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå is playing down her chances of a win in her debut Absa Cape Epic. - Multivan Merida Website

She might be the world’s most-decorated women’s mountain biker, but Norway’s Gunn-Rita Dahle Flesjå is playing down her chances of a win in her debut Absa Cape Epic.  “‘Survive and enjoy’ is the motto for Kathrin (Stirnemann, her partner in Team World Bicycle Relief) and I,” said Dahle Flesjå.  “We are approaching it as a great adventure … and, of ...

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We’re in support, but …

during stage 3 of the 2014 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wines in Robertson to The Oaks Estate in Greyton, South Africa on the 26 March 2014
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A video clip from the 2014 Absa Cape Epic shows Team RECM’s Erik Kleinhans and Nico Bell swooping down a hill, stopping alongside a stricken Frantisek Rabon and immediately setting about repairing a problem on the Specialized rider’s bike.  Rabon was, of course, Christoph Sauser’s partner in 2014 and the South African pairing of Kleinhans and Bell were riding as ...

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South Africa’s Podium Hope

ROBERTSON  during stage 4 of the 2014 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from The Oaks Estate in Greyton, South Africa on the 27 March 2014 - 
Photo by Gary Perkin/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

The sharp improvement in the strength of the women’s field for the 2015 Absa Cape Epic will inevitably give rise to an intense battle for the podium positions.  Can a South African woman get on to one of those steps when the race finishes at Meerendal on 22 March? The best bet might be an Epic newbie, Robyn de Groot.  ...

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Online Entries for 2015 Cape Town Cycle Tour Juniors now open

Image credit: Karin Schermbrucker/Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust

(Cape Town, 04 February 2015) Online entries for the 2015 Cape Town Cycle Tour Juniors event are now open, with approximately two thirds of the available entries still on offer for budding cyclists eager to develop or show off their riding skills.  The 2015 Juniors event takes place on Saturday, 07 March at the Youngsfield Military Base in Wynberg, offering young ...

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Surprises in store for the 2015 Pennypinchers Dr Evil Classic

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The fourth edition of the Garden Route’s most spectacular stage race, the Dr Evil Classic, will take place from 17–19 September 2015. Entries are open and master route designer Leon Evans has guaranteed that his signature event will once again be one to remember. Each stage of the three-day event will be unique with day one being 70km, Day two around ...

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Pennypinchers Origin of Trails entries now open

Seen here:  Participants in action during the 2014 Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails, two day mountain bike (MTB) stage race.  Photo Credit:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

Entries are now open for the mountain bike party of the year, the 3rd annual Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails, two day mountain bike (MTB) stage race.  Returning to the picturesque Stellenbosch region and surrounds on Friday, 27 and Saturday, 28 November 2015, the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails combines a vast network of world class trails with beauty and exclusivity. This much anticipated event ...

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The Rocky Fest 2014 – Afriski

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  The mix was just perfect as a famous mountain bike brand combined with a spectacular new venue to produce a memorable RockyFest 2014. The brand was Rocky Mountain Bicycles and Afriski in Lesotho, with stunning, freshly-cut single and downhill tracks provided the backdrop to this event. With participants having to make use of a ski lift to negotiate the mountain, it was bound to be ...

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