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Quenet and Heywood dominate HI-TEC Walkerbay Xtreme triathlon

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Nicholas Quenet and Cristina Heywood won the Hi-Tec Walkerbay Xtreme Triathlon in Hermanus in convincing fashion on Sunday. The sold-out triathlon event was part of the Hi-Tec Walkerbay Xtreme (WBX) adventure sports festival that started on Friday. Quenet won the race consisting of a 600m swim, 23.7km cycle and 5.6km road run in 1:04.07. Heywood’s winning time was 1:20.24. Michael ...

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Favourites flourish at Freedom Day surfski classic

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Cape Town – Pre-race favourites Hank McGregor and Andy Birkett took full advantage of sublime conditions to race away with the overall title at the Freedom Paddle around Robben Island on Saturday morning, while Hayley Nixon won her second title as she and partner Michelle Burn wrapped up the women’s title. A record field took off from the Oceana Powerboat ...

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Main solos to maiden title in East Rand Classic

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Kent Main shrugged off a recent illness to solo to his maiden win in the Takealot East Rand Classic cycling road race in Kempton Park in Johannesburg today.   The 23-year-old ProTouch rider got away from a breakaway group with about 15km to go in the 98km feature race (formerly the Emperors Palace Classic) and was able to hold on ...

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Champs blaze across Berg at UTD 2019

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Underberg – Incredibly there was a tie at the end of the 2019 UTD160, the longest event of the Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg Festival of Trail Running, as Finland’s Lauri Tuomaala and South Africa’s Naomi Brand won the men’s and women’s titles in exactly the same time on Saturday. The pair scaled the highest peak in Southern Africa and raced across the ...

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McGregor & Nixon do the national surfski double

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Durban – Following their double ski wins on Saturday at the Freedom Paddle, Durban-based surfski stars Hank McGregor and Hayley Nixon won the men’s and women’s singles titles respectively at the Strand on Sunday. After Saturday’s relatively mild conditions Sunday’s sea off the Strand was completely benign which made the race a slog for the paddlers. Sunday’s singles race took ...

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HI-TEC Walkerbay Xtreme MTB stage race delivers serious MTB fun

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HERMANUS – Participants in the Hi-Tec Walkerbay Xtreme’s inaugural MTB stage race enjoyed wonderful weather, beautiful scenery and challenging trails this past weekend. After adding an MTB event to the event mix last year, the organisers decided to expand the offering even further by adding a 2-day MTB stage race to this multi-day adventure sports festival’s programme. “Stage races are ...

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R10 000 Specialized voucher up for grabs at FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic

One lucky rider will take home a Specialized Voucher to the value of R10 000 on completion of the revered 2019 FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic that will take place at the ATKV Buffelspoort on Saturday, 01 June 2019.  Seen here:  Mountain biking enthusiasts enjoying the action of the 2018 FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

One lucky rider will take home a Specialized Voucher to the value of R10 000 on completion of the revered 2019 FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic that will take place at the ATKVBuffelspoort on Saturday, 01 June 2019.   According to Kate Whitehead, Marketing Coordinator at Specialized Bicycles Africa, the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic caters for all mountain biking enthusiasts ...

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HI-TEC Walkerbay Xtreme promises some serious MTB fun

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HERMANUS – A 2-day MTB stage race has been added to the event mix offered by the Hi-Tec Walkerbay Xtreme (WBX), a multi-day adventure sports festival returning to Hermanus for a fourth time from 26 to 28 April 2019. “Stage races are becoming increasingly popular and we incorporated them into our event because we know that there is a market ...

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