Mountain bikers set for ultimate alumni challenge

Nederburg Wine Estate near Paarl will host the second Varsity MTB Challenge, sponsored by First National Bank, later this year. Photo: Supplied

Alumni from the respective universities could play a major role in the outcome of the annual Varsity MTB Challenge when the second edition takes place near Paarl in the Cape Winelands from September 30. The two-day event, which is sponsored by First National Bank, will see current and past students form an alliance as they compete for their tertiary institutions ...

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Grand Finale to stay at Val de Vie

Absa Cape Epic 2017 Stage 7

The acclaimed Val de Vie Estate proved to be a popular and successful host for the final stage finish of this year’s race. Now the Estate has joined the Untamed African MTB race’s sponsor family and will be the Grand Finale venue for at least the next five years. “As South Africa’s top lifestyle estate, Val de Vie’s offering is ...

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Calling all junior mountain bikers

Junior mountain bikers are in for a treat at the 3rd annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge that will take place at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate on Saturday, 16 and Sunday, 17 September 2017.  Seen here:  Junior mountain bikers in action during the 2016 Fedhealth Kids MTB Events.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Franschhoek – Junior mountain bikers are in for a treat at the 3rd annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge that will take place at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate on Saturday, 16 and Sunday, 17 September 2017. A mountain biker’s dream come true, Boschendal boasts well-designed, unspoilt mountain bike trails, gorgeous scenery and an array of activities that cater for the entire ...

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Madibaz looking to bounce back at cycling champs

Gert Heyns (left), seen here leading Arno du Toit during the recent PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race near Addo, will be the riders to watch in the mountain bike race at the University Sport South Africa championships in Port Elizabeth next month. Photo: Full Stop Communications

The Bestmed NMMU-Madibaz cycling team will look to rekindle the form that took them to overall victory three seasons ago when the varsity host the annual University Sport South Africa champs next month. The former champions will compete against the North-West University, University of Pretoria, Stellenbosch University and Varsity College in a three-day road tour as well as a mountain ...

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World’s First Insurance Policy for Athletes Launched by MiWayLife


The business of sports in South Africa continues to thrive, with growing numbers of ‘weekend warriors’ and professional athletes investing time and money into disciplines such as running, road cycling and mountain biking. Insurer MiWayLife estimated that South Africa has around 200,000 cyclists, 750 000 runners and 15 000 triathletes – and it has developed a bespoke solution catering to ...

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Alternative routes being considered for Berg

Organisers of the Berg River Canoe Marathon from 12-15 July are considering changes to the first two stages forced on them low water conditions forced on them by the severe drought, and an increase in trees blocks and vegetation growth on the upper reaches of the river. Mouton van Zyl/
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Paarl – With the 56th running of the iconic Berg River Canoe Marathon just over two weeks away, the race organisers are considering major changes to the race route caused by vegetation and low water problems. With the region still firmly in the grips of the drought, the very low level of water in the Berg River system has left ...

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Absa Cape Epic legends triumph at worlds

Absa Cape Epic 2017 Stage 4

Top Absa Cape Epic performers dominated the UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championship in Singen, Germany on Sunday. The men’s winner of the 98km event was Austrian Alban Lakata while Denmark’s Annika Langvad swept home in the women’s race. Langvad is now the reigning cross-country and marathon world champion and has won the Absa Cape Epic Women’s category three times ...

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Stage two key to success at Jock Classic

NAD Pro’s Nico Bell, seen here in action during last year’s Bestmed Jock Tour, believes stage two holds the key to success in the Bestmed Jock Classic, presented by Rudy Project, in Mbombela, Mpumalanga, on July 15. Photo: Memories 4u Photography

The second stage could hold the key to victory in the Bestmed Jock Classic, South Africa’s toughest one-day road cycling race, at Mbombela in Mpumalanga on July 15. Nico Bell, runner-up in the three-day Jock Tour over much of the same terrain last year, said the penultimate stage over Spitskop was the hardest of the three stages and likely to ...

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Coetzees keep Sondela titles in the family

Dana Coetzee (centre) won the 60km men’s race at the Bestmed Sondela MTB Classic ahead of Brendan Havenga (left) and Izak Strauss near Bela-Bela in Limpopo today. Photo: Johnny Koen

The husband and wife pair of Dana and Sanet Coetzee won the men’s and women’s titles at the Bestmed Sondela Mountain Bike Classic, which took place at the Sondela Nature Reserve outside Bela-Bela in Limpopo today. Dana Coetzee completed the 60km feature race in 2:05:06 to push Brendan Havenga (2:08:53) and Izak Strauss (2:11:22) into the minor placings. The 32-year-old ...

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Beers, Kitching claim maiden Trailseeker series crowns

Elite men lead by Gert (Ascendis Health) and followed by Matthys Beukes (Pyga Eurosteel) and Matthew Beers (Red-E Cannondale) at the Nissan TrailSeeker Western Cape Series in Grabouw
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Matt Beers and Tandi Kitching claimed their maiden overall-title crowns when they won the men and women’s marathon races respectively at Round 2 of the 2017 Nissan TrailSeeker Series, Western Cape in Grabouw at the weekend.   Beers, who races for Red-E Cannondale, was involved in a three-way scrap with Ascendis Health’s Gert Heyns and Matthys Beukes (Pyga Eurosteel) for ...

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