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KAP sani2c glory top of mind for MTB elite

The Team dormakaba duo of Candice Lill (left) and Vera Adrian will be aiming to defend their KAP sani2c title over the next three days. Craig Kolesky/
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Himeville – As the other two KAP sani2c events, the Trail and the Adventure, continue on their way to the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast town of Scottburgh, South Africa’s mountain biking elite will line up for their assault on the three-day route from Himeville to the Indian Ocean on Thursday. The race has evolved over the last 12 years into one ...

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Lill & Adrian ready to defend their sani2c ladies crown

The Team dormakaba duo of Candice Lill (left) and Vera Adrian (right) were the beneficiaries of some poor navigational skills as they won the 2016 KAP sani2c and they will be hoping that they can produce another well-rounded display to win a second consecutive title when the 2017 Race gets underway on Thursday, 11 May.

Himeville – Team dormakaba’s Candice Lill and Vera Adrian will be defending their title at the KAP sani2c starting on Thursday, but the young duo know they will have to be at their very best to hold off a strong challenge from a pair of experienced South African champions. Last year Lill (neé Neethling) and Adrian were able to take ...

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Weekend warriors line up for 2017 KAP sani2c assault

Riders are for some of the most exilerating three days of riding when they take on the 2017 KAP sani2c this week with the Trail beginning on Tuesday, the Adventure starts on Wednesday and the elites take off in the Race on Thursday. Anthony Grote/
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Himeville – The 13th edition of the famous KAP sani2c gets underway at Glencairn Farm in Himeville on Tuesday as the first of the three events, the Trail, sees over 1500 riders navigate their way to the Scottburgh main beach on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast. Entries for the world’s largest mountain bike event are sought after, and getting a chance ...

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New-look Paarl MTB Classic ticks all the boxes

Organisers ASG Events, in conjunction with the City of Drakenstein, have gone to great lengths to ensure the third Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic ticks all the boxes. Photo: Warren Elsom/Capcha Photography

Organisers are pulling out all the stops to ensure that the new-look Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic, which was omitted from the cycling calendar last year, ticks all the boxes. Race director Darren Herbst said they had gone to great lengths to make every aspect of the event at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate spectacular come race day on May 20. He said ...

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Volvo continue to drive TransCape

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After their maiden voyage with the TransCape mountain bike race proved a resounding success, Volvo Car South Africa announced that they would extend their involvement to 2018. The Grand Départ of the seven-day event between Knysna and Franschhoek in the Western Cape has been set for February 4. ASG Events chief executive Wynand de Villiers said partners such as Volvo ...

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Kleinhans, Beers tame technical Gravel & Grape

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Day two of the 2017 Gravel & Grape Extreme lived up to its reputation as a tough but rewarding stage of mountain bike racing with most riders finishing exhausted but elated. Erik Kleinhans and Matt Beers (Topeak Ergon/RED-E) claimed the stage win, while the stage itself claimed riders Jurgens Uys and Nicols Carstens early on. Setting out from the race ...

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Cheers for Kleinhans, Beers at Gravel & Grape

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Taking place in the rugged Breedekloof Valley, the Gravel & Grape Extreme MTB, is a true test of mountain biking skill. 2017’s stage 1 winners, Erik Kleinhans and Matt Beers (Topeak Ergon/RED-E), who crossed the line in a time of 2:55:26, discovered this early into the day’s race, when the route took riders up a challenging climb.  “It was incredible,” said ...

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Waterberg Encounter designed to delight

Gertjie Harmse (right), who won last year alongside Devan Kruger, will defend his title at this year’s Liberty Waterberg Encounter, in partnership with STANLIB. Photo: Gerrie Kriel

With the event organisers passionate about providing as memorable an experience as possible, seasoned mountain biker Gertjie Harmse firmly believes the Liberty Waterberg Encounter is a race up there with the best. The three-day race near Bela-Bela in Limpopo starts on June 9 and Harmse, who won alongside teammate Devan Kruger last year, said he was ready and looking forward ...

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