Cycling

Sauser confirms he will be back and racing for win number six

Christoph Sauser

The men’s field for the 2017 Absa Cape Epic is shaping up to be the strongest in the race’s 14-year history. Five time-winner Christoph Sauser of Switzerland has announced that he will be coming out of retirement in a bid to take his sixth title and will be riding with Czech powerhouse Jaroslav Kulhavy (Investec-Songo-Specialized). This follows the recent news ...

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Christoph Sauser returns from retirement to race the Absa Cape Epic with Kulhavý

Absa Cape Epic

Swiss Legend Returns for Investec-songo-Specialized The Absa Cape Epic’s joint most decorated champion, five times winner, Christoph Sauser is back. Returning after a year in retirement the Swiss star will once again be teaming up with Jaroslav Kulhavý, of the Czech Republic, in an attempt to win his sixth Cape Epic title. Sauser will be representing his songo.info charity and ...

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Bernard Esterhuizen clinches 2016 Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour victory

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Track superstar Bernard Esterhuizen and Pocket Rocket Anriëtte Schoeman clinch 2016 Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour victory (Stellenbosch, 4 December 2016) Team Giant’s Bernard Esterhuizen took the win at the Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour this morning in idyllic racing conditions, finishing the 97km route in 02:21:11, pipping Brandon Christians (Alpha Body Works) and Graeme Ockhuis (Yorkshire) to the post, who finished ...

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Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails Stage One leaves lasting memories

andrea marcellini

Stage One of the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails kicked off in church street, Stellenbosch on Saturday, 03 December. Affectionately known as the mountain bike party of the year, event organizers openly encourage riders to take their time out on route, savor the moment and enjoy the magnificent trails and scenery. Mountain biking elites such as Christoph Sauser, Erik Kleinhans, Robyn ...

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The Epic Gets More Active

Absa Cape Epic

Virgin Active has become the official health club partner of the Absa Cape Epic. The 2017 Absa Cape Epic from 19-26 March will be the 14th edition of a race which has become known as the “Tour de France” of mountain biking. Virgin Active SA Managing Director, Ross Faragher-Thomas, says he’s “proud of, and very excited about, a long-term commitment ...

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Olympian switches focus to Tour of Good Hope

South African cycling ace An-Li Kachelhoffer will take up a one-year contract with Team Bestmed, starting in January. Photo: Supplied

As she moves into a new phase of her cycling career, Cape Town Cycle Tour and national road champion An-Li Kachelhoffer has set her sights squarely on conquering the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope in March. The 29-year-old allrounder, who represented the country in the Olympic Games road race in Rio, said she was keen to target stage races after ...

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Knox to race Rocky Mountain bikes in 2017

South African marathon champion, Max Knox, will be racing the 2017 season on the new Rocky Mountain Element 999RRSL.

South Africa’s leading marathon mountain bike racer, Max Knox, will race on Rocky Mountain bikes in 2017. The 29-year-old Knox won both the South African marathon championship and the Ashburton Investment National Marathon Series in 2016 and has set his sights on an expanded racing programme in 2017. Rocky Mountain is a Canadian-based international bicycle brand, which has been producing ...

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From the streets to the trails of the Absa Cape Epic

2016 Absa Cape Epic Stage 3 16 March

Christoph Sauser is known around the world for his mountain biking feats. He has won just about anything worth winning, including five editions of the Absa Cape Epic. But there is a corner of this country where he is revered for something very different. In 2008 Sauser established the songo.info charity in Kayamandi, Stellenbosch. This followed a meeting with local community leader ...

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Sporting heroes ready for mountain biking bliss at Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails

Taking place on Saturday, 03 and Sunday, 04 December 2016, the 4th annual Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails has attracted the attention of a number of sporting celebrities both local and from abroad.  Sporting celebrities to look out for on the day
will include:  Newlyweds, Christoph and Andrea Sauser, reigning FNB W2W MTB Women’s Team Champions, Robyn De Groot and Jennie Stenerhag and SA Rally Driver, Ashley Haigh-Smith.  Seen here:  SA Rally Driver, Ashley Haigh-Smith in action during the 2016 FNB W2W MTB Race.  Photo Credit:  Jetline Action Photo

Stellenbosch (Western Cape) – Taking place on Saturday, 03 and Sunday, 04 December 2016, the 4th annual Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails has attracted the attention of a number of sporting celebrities both local and from abroad. Newlyweds, Christoph and Andrea Sauser will make their Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails debut in December. “We’ve only heard positive things about the event,” says ...

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