Sahm claims Pennypinchers Origin of Trails stage 1 victory

The streets of Stellenbosch came alive with excitement on Friday, 28 November 2014 when just under 1200 eager mountain bikers toed the line to be part of the action at the 2014 Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails 2-Day Mountain Bike (MTB) Stage Race.  Swiss mountain biking star Stefan Sahm claimed the 65km Stage One victory in a lightning fast time of 02 hours 51 minutes 32 seconds.  Photo Credit:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

The streets of Stellenbosch came alive with excitement on Friday, 28 November 2014 when just under 1200 eager mountain bikers toed the line to be part of the action at the 2014 Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails 2-Day Mountain Bike (MTB) Stage Race. Swiss mountain biking star Stefan Sahm claimed the 65km Stage One victory in a lightning fast time of 02 hours 51 minutes 32 seconds. Photo Credit: Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

The streets of Stellenbosch came alive with excitement on Friday, 28 November 2014 when just under 1200 eager mountain bikers toed the line to be part of the action at the 2014 Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails 2-Day Mountain Bike (MTB) Stage Race.

Starting at the Hofmeyer Hall in Stellenbosch, Stage One saw riders having to complete a tough 65km route or a slightly less challenging 40km route before crossing the finish line at the Markotter Sports Field at Paul Roos Gymnasium in Stellenbosch.

Swiss mountain biking star Stefan Sahm claimed the 65km Stage One victory in a lightning fast time of 02 hours 51 minutes 32 seconds.  “Today was amazing, a blast from start to finish,” said a very happy Sahm.   “Stage One was proper racing with proper single track.  This is why I mountain bike.  I know the Jonkershoek trails.  It was so much fun racing it flat out, riding it to the limits.  This was definitely the coolest and most enjoyable route that I’ve ever ridden”.  Simon Stiebjahn came in second, while Matthew Beers finished third.

Tanya Weaver was the first female rider home in the medium route completing the 65km stage in a time of 03 hours 50 minutes 28 seconds.  Kerry Gray came in second.

Matthew Lombardi was the first short route rider to cross the finish line.  “The Stage One route was awesome.  It featured a lot of diversity with Jonkershoek never disappointing.  All in all good racing,” said Lombardi.  Lombardi’s finishing time was 01 hour 54 minutes 38 seconds.  Manie Lubbe came in second, while Michael Lord finished third.

Allison Morton was the female rider to beat in the short route crossing the finish line in 02 hours 34 minutes 59 seconds.  “Today was good, but tough,” said Morton.  “I’ve always wanted to do a stage race.  Stage One was amazing.  I’ll definitely do it again”.  Jackie de Villiers came in second, while Amy Williams finished third.

Diana Carolin set the route ablaze in the women’s 65km race claiming victory in a well-deserved time of 03 hours 43 minutes 19 seconds.  Leanne Brown-Waterson came in second, while Louis Ferreira finished third.

Thembisile Shaun Mtintisilana claimed gold in the medium route / 65km stage in an impressive time of 03 hours 35 minutes 22 seconds.  Francois Roux came in second, while Richard de Villiers finished third.

Combining a vast network of world class trails with beauty and exclusivity, the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails grants riders the unique opportunity to experience a spectacular combination of single-track that have been previously unknown to the MTB community.  The goal behind the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails is to offer participants an unbelievable cycling experience, while raising funds to further trail building in Stellenbosch.

Riders could choose between three entry options:

Option 1:  Long / 65m and 68km

Option 2:  Medium / 65km and 40km

Option 3:  Short / 40km and 40km

 

Stage Two:      Saturday, 29 November 2014

 

Distance: +- 68km or +- 40km
Start Time: 07:00
Start Venue:     Hofmeyer Hall, Church Street (Stellenbosch)
Finish Venue: Markotter Sports Field, Paul Roos Gymnasium (Stellenbosch)

 

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For more information on the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails please contact Stillwater Sports on 086 138 3591, email entries@stillwatersports.com or visit www.stillwatersports.com

 

RESULTS:  Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails 2-Day MTB Stage Race
Stage One / Friday, 18 November 2014
Women / Long Route
P_Sex Time Chip# Surname Name Sex Dist
1 03:43:19 87 Carolin Diana F Long
2 03:45:09 76 Brown-Waterson Leanne F Long
3 03:45:39 211 Ferreira Louise F Long
4 03:46:01 548 Rabie Tanya F Long
5 03:55:22 772 Woolley Lara F Long
6 03:57:03 416 Scheepers Judy F Long
7 03:57:07 408 Lombardi Michelle F Long
8 03:59:32 581 Sahm Bettina F Long
9 04:01:20 36 Bergli Marianne F Long
10 04:02:36 763 Williams Robyn F Long
Men / Long Route
P_Sex Time Chip# Surname Name Sex Dist
1 02:51:31 580 Sahm Stefan M Long
2 02:51:32 636 Stiebjahn Simon M Long
3 02:54:39 818 Beers Matthew M Long
4 02:59:00 767 Withaar Jan M Long
5 03:02:21 66 Bradford Neil M Long
6 03:03:28 641 Stoltz Conrad M Long
7 03:05:14 37 Best Edward M Long
8 03:05:43 663 Tuck Justin M Long
9 03:06:44 119 Daneel Matthew M Long
10 03:06:45 600 van Heerden Antoine M Long
Women / Medium Route
P_Sex Time Chip# Surname Name Sex Dist
1 03:50:28 1120 Weaver Tanya F Med
2 04:08:57 1027 gray kerry F Med
Men / Medium Route
P_Sex Time Chip# Surname Name Sex Dist
1 03:35:22 1048 Mtintisilana Thembisile Shaun M Med
2 03:35:42 1058 Roux Francois M Med
3 03:48:56 1014 de Villiers Richard M Med
4 03:50:21 1034 Keuler Herman M Med
5 03:58:26 1037 Lambrechts Hugo M Med
6 04:05:05 1068 van der Berg Johnny M Med
7 04:05:31 1002 Bhusakwe Bongani M Med
8 04:08:14 1020 Engelbrecht Bruwer M Med
9 04:10:35 1050 Nel Driekus M Med
10 04:12:44 1019 eksteen pieter M Med
Women / Short Route
P_Sex Time Chip# Surname Name Sex Dist
1 02:34:59 1639 Morton Allison F Short
2 02:37:42 1545 de Villiers Jackie F Short
3 02:37:53 1711 Williams Amy F Short
4 02:41:12 1724 Allen Famke F Short
5 02:43:33 343 Kemp Elizma F Short
6 02:44:28 1576 Hanekom Kylie F Short
7 02:53:38 1704 Viljoen Alicia F Short
8 02:54:29 1656 Reader Tammy F Short
9 02:56:47 1575 Hala Nophiwe F Short
10 02:58:03 1532 Cilliers Hanli F Short
Men / Short Route
P_Sex Time Chip# Surname Name Sex Dist
1 01:54:38 1599 Lombardi Matthew M Short
2 01:54:54 1623 Lubbe Manie M Short
3 01:59:02 1616 Lorde Michael M Short
4 02:05:22 1606 Landman Willem M Short
5 02:05:51 1608 Lategan Ian M Short
6 02:06:02 1584 Hobson Robert M Short
7 02:08:27 1600 Kruger Eben M Short
8 02:08:27 1631 Mbombo Baphelele M Short
9 02:11:54 1507 bekker rossouw M Short
10 02:17:05 1681 Strydom Jean-Louis M Short