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Absa Cape Epic top contenders choose partners

Winners from each category from left to right: African, Masters, Ladies, Overall, Mixed, Grand Masters and Exxaro during the final stage (stage 7) of the 2014 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin to Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West, South Africa on the 30 March 2014

Photo by Warren Elsom/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

With four months to go to the 2015 Absa Cape Epic many of the top competitors have chosen their partners … and it is shaping up to be one of the strongest fields ever. Four times winner Christoph Sauser of Switzerland will again be reunited with the Czech Republic’s Jaroslav Kulhavy – the team which won the event convincingly in ...

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Team Giant Durbanville A wins fourth consecutive Coronation Double Century

Team Giant Durbanville A clinched victory at the 22nd Coronation Double Century for the fourth time in a row on Saturday, 22 November 2014. - Photo Supplied

(Swellendam, 22 November 2014) Team Giant Durbanville A clinched their fourth consecutive victory at the 22nd installment of the annual Coronation Double Century on Saturday, 22 November 2014 – in a record-breaking time of 05:02:28. Temperatures reached a high of 33 degrees celsius in Swellendam today, with around eight knots of wind – providing perfect cycling conditions for the challenging ...

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joBerg2c rolls out new race villages

Participants in the 2015 edition of the Old Mutual joBerg2c can look forward to two brand-new race villages when the nine-day stage race starts on April 24. Photo: Kelvin Trautman

The Old Mutual joBerg2c will roll out two new race villages for the 2015 edition of the nine-day mountain bike race, which starts just south of Johannesburg on April 24. Race organiser Craig Wapnick said participants could look forward to a completely different experience on the overnight stops for the fifth and sixth stages of the 900km overland ride to ...

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Top teams to battle it out at the 2014 Coronation Double Century

The annual Coronation Double Century team cycling event is taking place this coming Saturday (22 November 2014) in Swellendam - Photo Facebook

Cape Town, 19 November 2014) Defending Coronation Double Century winners Team Giant Durbanville A have thrown down the gauntlet to rivals threatening to derail their bid for a fourth successive victory. “We are definitely planning on defending our title again this year,” said team captain, Hannes van der Walt. “We’ve been putting in the hours and have done a few training ...

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Rocky Mountain Bicycles Will Sponsor The Inaugural Snow Epic

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Legendary mountain bike manufacturer Rocky Mountain Bicycles will sponsor the inaugural Snow Epic. The Canadian company was one of the first to recognise the Snow Epic¹s potential and shipped out a prototype of its new fatbike ­ the Rocky Mountain Blizzard ­ to Engelberg, Switzerland, for the trial ride of the Snow Epic in April this year.  Now it will ...

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Stoltz ready for round two at the Pennypinchers Origin of Trails

Conrad Stoltz in action during the 2013 Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails 2-Day Mountain Bike (MTB) Stage Race in Stellenbosch.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Jetline Action Photo

XTERRA legend, Conrad Stoltz obliterated the field at the inaugural Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails 2-Day Mountain Bike (MTB) Stage Race in Stellenbosch in 2013.  Stoltz, who claimed victory in an impressive combined time of 06 hours 27 minutes 36 seconds, will be hoping for a successful title defense when he toes the line at the 2014 event that will start ...

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Namibian Till Drobisch shows his Class

Till Drobisch of Namibia  - Photo credit: Rika Joubert - Cycle Nation

The World Cycling Centre Africa MTN Qhubeka Feeder Team’s Till Drobisch of Namibia took an unexpected win on Sunday in the Momentum 947 Cycle Challenge.  The Namibian had broken his collarbone in late August. The MTN Qhubeka Feeder Team had initially planned their strategy around  their two in form Eritrean riders, the sprinter Meron Teshome and current African Continental Champion ...

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Stenerhag and Sim snag inaugural Paarl race

Swedish marathon champion Jennie Stenerhag (right), pictured here with Robyn de Groot at this year’s sani2c, was the women’s race winner at the inaugural Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic, presented by the City of Drakenstein, in the Cape Winelands on Sunday. Photo: Full Stop Communications

Swedish marathon champion Jennie Stenerhag and cross-country specialist Robert Sim took the honours in the inaugural Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic, presented by the City of Drakenstein, in the Cape Winelands on Sunday. Sim, riding in the colours of Robert Daniel, crossed the finish line first at the Paarl Arboretum to claim the men’s 60km title in a time of 2:44:08. ...

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