Cycling

Teens dominate Paarl mountain bike race at first attempt

Pic 4 Halcyone Muller & Heidi Nieuwoudt LR

Stellenbosch teenagers Robert Hobson and Rossouw Bekker claimed the Sanlam MTB Invitational title on their debut after leading the two-day race from start to finish. The Flandria Cycles pair overcame any inexperience as a first-time partnership to win both stages of the race, which started and finished at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate near Paarl. The youngsters dominated the 60km opening day ...

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Seyffert, Kachelhoffer rekindle partnership for Paarl race

Pieter Seyffert (left) and Hanco Kachelhoffer, of Ellsworth-ASG, will be back to defend their title in the two-day Sanlam MTB Invitational race starting at the Rhebokskloof Wine Estate near Paarl on Saturday. Photo: Warren Elsom/Capcha Photography

Despite not having ridden together this year, Pieter Seyffert and Hanco Kachelhoffer will still make a formidable team when they defend their title in the Sanlam MTB Invitational near Paarl this weekend. The two-day race, which starts at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, will have the Paarl Mountain as a key feature on both the 60km and 40km stages. Seyffert, who won ...

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Meerendal CBC Ladies MTB Riders Sweeps FNB W2W Race Title

CBC MTB Rider at FNB W2W_(low-res)

Meerendal CBC Ladies riders reclaimed the Wines 2 Whales race title in the women’s category at Onrus Caravan Park in Hermanus this past weekend. Jennie Stenerhag and Adelheid Morath took the sort after title after achieving a day one victory and taking second place on day two and three of the three-day mountain biking race event. The day one triumph ...

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Cape Favourite Relaunched as the Stanford MTB Classic

Race director Anneke Viljoen in action during the Stanford MTB Classic trial ride. Photo by Oakpics.com.

The popular Stanford MTB Tour is rebranding and relaunching to become the Stanford MTB Classic; and while many of the aspects will remain unchanged new race director Anneke Viljoen has exciting plans to refine the event into a true South African classic. Taking place on the 17th and 18th of February 2018 the Stanford MTB Classic remains a two day, ...

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Staying fit this summer

Absa Cape Epic 2017 Stage 7

Gary Kirsten and John Smit share training and fitness tips as they prepare for the Absa Cape Epic Cape Town, 31 October 2017 – Enjoyment at the Absa Cape Epic comes through preparation and taking no shortcuts for Gary Kirsten, the former South African cricketer, who will take part in Africa’s Untamed African MTB Race for the third time in ...

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Single track heaven continues on Stage Two of BUCO Origin Of Trails

Riders in action during the 2016 BUCO Origin Of Trails.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Stellenbosch (Western Cape) – Stage Two of the BUCO Origin Of Trails Two-Day MTB Stage Race will take place in Stellenbosch on Sunday, 26 November 2017. An individual rider race, entrants can choose between three entry options: Long (+-55km on Saturday and +-58km on Sunday), Medium (+-55km on Saturday and +-29km on Sunday) or Short (+-28km on Saturday and +-29km ...

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Sharks Trail Adventure MTB routes reversed

Riders taking part in the 40km and 20km MTB races at the STIHL Sharks Trail Adventure on Sunday, 3 December will find the route reversed eliminating the tough climb into the race finish. Four times winner Andrew Hill (TIB Insurance) will plan his race strategy around the faster start and easier run into the finish. Anthony Grote/
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Durban – An about turn could signal an early Christmas present for mountain bikers as the organisers of the STIHL Sharks Trail Adventure on Sunday 3 December at Summerveld Estate confirm that the popular 40km and 20km MTB routes will be run in the reverse direction, easing the climbing and creating some exciting descents  on both routes. “In last year’s ...

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Invitational Paarl race heads in a new direction

Sanlam MTB Invitational route 2 LR

Eager to showcase the variety on offer in the Sanlam MTB Invitational, organisers ASG Events are preparing to unveil a number of changes to the route for next week’s event. The annual race in the Western Cape takes place from Rhebokskloof Wine Estate near Paarl on November 18 and 19, with stages of 60km on the Saturday and 40km on ...

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