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Sauser, Looser crowned FNB W2W MTB race champions

The third and final stage of the 2014 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Race got underway at Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw) on Sunday, 09 November 2014.  Christoph Sauser and Konny Looser of Team Meerendal-SONGO-Specialized/Wheeler claimed two stage victories and the overall men’s champions’ title completing the three day MTB stage race in a lightning fast time of 08 hours 36 minutes 29 seconds.   Seen here (from left to right):   Konny Looser and Christoph Sauser in action on the day.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

The third and final stage of the 2014 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Race got underway at Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw) on Sunday, 09 November 2014.  Setting a blistering pace, riders needed to complete a 74km route that included tricky Houwhoek Switchback Single Tracks and the infamous Hamilton Russel climb, before crossing the finish line at Onrus Caravan Park (just outside Hermanus) ...

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Sauser,Looser claim 2nd stage victory at FNB W2W MTB Race

Christoph Sauser and Konny Looser of Team Meerendal-SONGO-Specialized/Wheeler set the course on fire on Saturday, 09 November 2014 completing Stage Two of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Race that started and finished at Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw)in a lightning fast time of 02 hours 35 minutes 18 seconds.  Seen here:   Konny Looser in action on the day.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Volume Photography

Christoph Sauser and Konny Looser of Team Meerendal-SONGO-Specialized/Wheeler set the course on fire completing Stage Two of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Race that started and finished at Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw) on Saturday, 09 November 2014 in a lightning fast time of 02 hours 35 minutes 18 seconds. Fondly referred to as the ‘Play Day’, Stage ...

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Sauser and Looser claim stage one victory at FNB Wines2Whales

Seen here:  Riders in action during Stage One of the FNB Wines2Whales Mountain Bike Race on Friday, 07 November 2014.  Photo Credit:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

The best of the best gathered at Lourensford Wine Estate (Somerset West) on Friday, 07 November 2014 to take on the much anticipated FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Race.  Stage One saw riders having to complete a 72km route that included having to trek over the historic Gantouw Pass, the only piece of trail to feature a compulsory portage, before crossing ...

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Slanghoek MTB tri: getting the job done

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Slanghoek is one of the races on the local calendar that ALL Cape triathletes look forward to. You need to enter as soon as entries open or you might miss out. Slanghoek is sold out every year. Usually the road and the MTB tri are held on the same day, but with so many athletes wanting to race and a ...

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SLANG Off-road Triathlon: The rude awakening

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25 October 2014, Slanghoek Valley outside Rawsonville was the setting for one of the most anticipated triathlons of the year. A perfect location surrounded by the picturesque Slanghoek Mountains, set the scene for what would be one awesome race. The morning started out perfect with a slight wind, but nothing to hectic to put one off for the race ahead. ...

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Paarl reserve opens trails to mountain bikers

Participants in the inaugural Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic, presented by the City of Drakenstein, will enjoy riding the Rhebokskloof Estate single-track and the Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve on November 16. Photo: Louis Ferreira

Participants in the inaugural Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic will have a rare opportunity to ride the Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve on Sunday, November 16. The event, which is presented by the City of Drakenstein and consists of 60km and 30km races, has been granted a once-off concession to traverse the huge granite rock and fynbos-shrouded hiking trails that are out ...

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Textbook MTB conditions at stage three of FNB W2W Ride

Seen here:  Riders in action during Stage Three of the FNB Wines2Whales MTB Ride on Wednesday, 05 November 2014.  Photo Credit:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw) was a hub of excitement on Wednesday, 05 November 2014 when eager mountain bikers toed the line one last time to take on the third and final stage of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Ride that finished at Onrus Caravan Park (just outside Hermanus). According to FNB W2W MTB Director, Johan Kriegler, the ...

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Change a Lifers target Ozzie Gladwin as true pre-Dusi season starter

Umpetha Challenge winner Sbonelo Khwela (EuroSteel) will be hoping for a solid start across Albert Falls Dam and fast portage in order to be in the mix to claim a maiden K1 title in Sunday's Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon presented by Parklane SuperSpar. - Anthony Grote/ Gameplan Media

Pietermaritzburg – After a dominant showing at last weekend’s Vaal River Canoe Marathon, Martin Dreyer’s Computershare Change a Life Academy paddlers are looking forward to going head-to-head with many of KwaZulu-Natal’s top elite river racers at Sunday’s Ozzie Gladwin Canoe Marathon presented by Parklane SuperSpar – the first major pre-Dusi event of the province’s river season. With four of the ...

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Durban set for Engen’s beachfront cycling blitz

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High-speed circuit racing featuring some of Africa’s finest cycling talent hits the Durban beachfront on Saturday with the third and final leg of the Engen Cycle in the City series. Following successful events in Pretoria and Cape Town, the innovative series culminates with another fast-paced criterium showdown, putting rider’s tactical nous, technical ability and sheer speed against each other in ...

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