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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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The Inaugural Snow Epic Comes To A Successful End

During stage 5 of the first Snow Epic, the Trübsee climb near Engelberg, in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Switzerland on the 17th January 2015
 

Photo by: Stephan Boegli / Snow Epic / SPORTZPICS

The weather gods finally smiled on Engelberg on Friday evening and gave the Snow Epic’s riders exactly what they wanted, snow. And lots of it. But with the abundant downfall came new challenges. Paths and roads that formed part of Race 5, the Snow Epic’s closing contest, were not in a condition to ride on and the start was delayed. ...

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Sauser and Sahm favourites for Attakwas-victory

Christoph Sauser will be looking for his second Attakwas-victory in three years. 
Photo credit: Zoon Cronje Photography

Will a South African rider be victorious or will it be a hat-trick for foreigners at the 2015 Fairview Attakwas Extreme Mountain Bike Challenge over 121km. The Holy Grail of one day mountain bike races is on Saturday. It starts at the Chandelier Game Farm outside Oudtshoorn and finishes at Groot Brak. Matthys Beukes is the last local rider who ...

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songo.info and Investec Asset Management: a partnership for the future

songo.info is an educational support and sports development initiative created by Christoph Sauser, Swiss multiple World Champion mountain biker and Absa Cape Epic winner and Songo Fipaza, community leader and great athlete from Kayamandi township, near Stellenbosch, South Africa. The initiative was launched at the 2008 Cape Epic multi-stage endurance race, held in South Africa’s Western Cape province. songo.info strives to improve the lives of the children in Kayamandi through sporting opportunities. The development programme focuses on academic support, running and bike riding; including BMX, mountain biking and road cycling; as well as participation in duathlon. www.songo.info

Sports and education charity songo.info is proud to announce a three-year partnership with Investec Asset Management. The partnership will form part of Investec Asset Management’s corporate social investment (CSI) initiatives. The new deal allows songo.info’s dedicated team to focus on sustainability and growth: offering its successful and life-changing development program to more children in the township of Kayamandi, outside Stellenbosch. ...

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First Day At The Inaugural Snow Epic

Riders at the start of the inaugural Snow Epic, held in Engelberg, Switzerland on 15 January 2015.
Photo Credit: Nick Muzik

Just in time for the Stage 1 of the inaugural Snow Epic, the weather turned for the better. Clear skies, cool temperatures and 122 riders eagerly awaited the start to this unique event. Although there wasn¹t any new snow, the route planners made the most of what was on offer. You could sense the excitement of the riders and organisers ...

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Caveman ready for Totalsports Xterra Buffelspoort

Seen here:  Conrad Stoltz in action at the 2014 TOTALSPORTS XTERRA Buffelspoort presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT.  Photo Credit:  Volume Photography

XTERRA legend Conrad Stoltz will kick-start the 2015 season in Buffelspoort (North West Province) when he toes the line at the much anticipated TOTALSPORTS XTERRA Full presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT on Saturday, 24 January 2015. Stoltz started his XTERRA career in Richmond in 2001 when searching for a way to get motivated after the 2000 Olympics.  “I felt burnt out ...

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Things NOT to do a week before Ironman 70.3

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You have put in months of training and spent thousands on gear, entry fees, plane tickets, accomodation and nutrition. You do not want things to go wrong a week or two before Ironman 70.3. To get to the start line in one piece, rolling yourself and your gear in cotton wool is advisable, but also impractical. So what’s a man, ...

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Countdown to the first Snow Epic

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With only days to go before the first Snow Epic it has been blessed with a vital component Š snow. Snow conditions across the Alps had been poor this winter, but a snowfall of more than 10cm fell in Snow Epic host village, Engelberg, at the weekend. Race founder Kevin Vermaak, who first dreamed up the idea behind Europe¹s first ...

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Water safety a priority for Sanlam Cape Mile event organisers

Stellenbosch based sports marketing agency, Stillwater Sports is taking the matter of water safety extremely serious in their preparation to host the inaugural Sanlam Cape Mile.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

Stellenbosch based sports marketing agency, Stillwater Sports is taking the matter of water safety extremely serious in their preparation to host the inaugural Sanlam Cape Mile. “Although we are excited to host the inaugural Sanlam Cape Mile in February, with this fun event comes the serious matter of water safety,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “This is one ...

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