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De Groot, Williamson claim FNB W2W title

South African marathon mountain bike champion, Robyn de Groot (Biogen Toyota) and Britain’s Catherine Williamson (Asrin Cycling), teamed up to secure one last title for the 2014 racing year when they won the women’s category at the FNB Wines2Whales three-day stage race at the weekend. Traditionally the final major stage race for the year, the 2014 Wines2Whales Race, attracted a ...

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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.  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 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

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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Textbook MTB conditions at stage three of FNB W2W Ride

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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Muddy day out on route at stage two of FNB W2W MTB Ride

The second stage of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Ride kicked off at the picturesque Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw) on Tuesday, 04 November 2014. Riders had a lot to be thankful for with the rain ceasing minutes before the first batch of riders lined up in the start chutes. Fondly referred to as the ‘Play Day’, Stage Two ...

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Cool start to FNB Wines2Whales MTB Ride

It was a cool start to the 2014 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Ride at Lourensford Wine Estate (Somerset West) on Monday, 03 November 2014.  With the promise of rain looming, over 1200 eager mountain bikers toed the line to take on the 72km route that included having to trek over the historic Gantouw Pass, the only piece of ...

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Onrus welcomes home FNB W2W Adventure riders

Sunday, 02 November 2014 saw FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Adventure riders bid farewell to Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw), their home for the past two days as they journeyed towards the finish line at Onrus Caravan Park (just outside Hermanus) where family and hopefully a few whales waited in anticipation to welcome them home. Stage Three consisted of a ...

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Stage two of the FNB W2W MTB Adventure delivers riveting riding

Fondly referred to as the Play Day, Stage Two of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Adventure started at Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw) and saw riders having to complete a 67km route that included the best bridges and structures built for the sport of mountain biking before crossing the finish line for one last time at Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw). Day 1 ...

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Tough day in the saddle at FNB W2W MTB Adventure

The much anticipated FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Adventure kicked off at Lourensford Wine Estate (Somerset West) today, Friday, 31 October 2014. Teams of two (men, women and mixed) had to complete a challenging 72km route that included trekking over the historic Gantouw Pass, the only piece of trail to feature a compulsory portage, before crossing the finish line at ...

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