Defending champion ready for FNB Magalies Monster

Seen here:  Nico Pfitzenmaier on his way to victory at the 2014 FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic presented by ISUZU at ATKV Buffelspoort  (North West Province).  Photo Credit:  Volume Photography

Seen here: Nico Pfitzenmaier on his way to victory at the 2014 FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic presented by ISUZU at ATKV Buffelspoort (North West Province). Photo Credit: Volume Photography

North West Province, South Africa – In 2014 well-known German mountain biker/triathlete Nico Pfitzenmaier conquered the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic presented by ISUZU on his first attempt in an awe-inspiring time of 03 hours 38 minutes 25 seconds, over 7 minutes ahead of his closest rival.

Pitzenmaier’s title defence on Saturday, 23 May 2015 is however bound to be more challenging when he goes up against the likes of Erik Kleinhans of Team RECM.

“I had a lot of fun at the 2014 event,” says Pfitzenmaier. “The route offers a variety of fun single trails and a long, challenging and rough climb to the top of the “Monster,” followed by a fast descent.   There were a lot of thorns, so my advice to riders would be to fill the stance levels in their mountain bike tyres. Also be sure to drink a lot of water as it is guaranteed to be hot. My goal will be to have fun on my new bike, while winning it again would be a bonus”.

EVENT INFORMATION: FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic presented by ISUZU

DATE: Saturday, 23 May 2015
VENUE: ATKV Buffelspoort (North West Province)
DISTANCE, COST & START: 75km / R290 / 08h00
  45km / R190 / 09h00
  20km / R100 / 09h30
CSA Temporary License 45km & 75km / R35

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Each FNB Magalies Monster MTB entrant will receive a fantastic event t-shirt compliments of DHL Express, while all entrants will stand the chance to win either a magnificent Specialized Era Comp Carbon mountain bike for women or a Specialized Camber Comp Carbon for men.

Trail Running enthusiasts are invited to join in on the action by taking part in the FNB Platinum Trail Run the very next day.

EVENT INFORMATION: FNB Platinum Trail Run

DATE: Sunday, 24 May 2015
VENUE: ATKV Buffelspoort (North West Province)
DISTANCE, COST & START: 24km / R300 / 08h30
  12km / R200 / 08h45
  8km / R120 / 09h00

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For more information or to enter the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic presented by ISUZU or the FNB Platinum Trail Run contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045, email entries@stillwatersports.com or visit www.stillwatersports.com.

About the Sponsorship

FNB Business and FNB Private Wealth have made a joint commitment to sponsor the annual Magalies Monster Mountain Bike Classic and Platinum Trail Run.

FNB’s ongoing strategy is to support local and community events that show the potential to grow. This sponsorship affirms our dedication to providing an experience that is beyond expectation, through sporting disciplines that continue to grow in popularity as two of the key activities in the South African sporting calendar.

The Magalies Monster Mountain Bike Classic and Platinum Trail Run are aligned to our belief that adventure is the heart of innovation and these are two of many platforms on which we seek to make a lasting connection with new and existing clients.

Contact

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Email: zak.sivalingum@fnb.co.za

FNB Private Wealth. Before we invest your wealth, we invest our time.

Email – servicesuite@fnbprivatewealth.co.za