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Tour of Good Hope time-trial will be ‘decisive’

Double defending champion Ariane Kleinhans believes this year’s Bestmed Tour of Good Hope can be won and lost in the individual time-trial on day two.

Double defending champion Ariane Kleinhans believes this year’s Bestmed Tour of Good Hope can be won and lost in the individual time-trial on day two. “The time-trial will definitely be decisive for the overall,” the 32-year-old Swiss rider predicted this week. “I did quite well on that stage last year, but I think my teammate Annika (Langvad) will be super ...

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Ariane Kleinhans wins National MTB Series 5 – Ballito

Ariane Kleinhans all smiles after another fantastic win - Photo Zoon Cornje

  The 5th round of the Ashburton Investments National MTB series took place in Ballito, Kwazulu Natal on the 26th of July. The race offered riders who missed a previous round an opportunity to make up some valuable points in the series. Ariane Kleinhans returned from Europe on Thursday before the event, fresh from a very successful racing and training block. ...

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Hard-fought Clarens success for Sahm, Kleinhans

Photo Credit: Zoon Cronje

Germany’s Stefan Sahm and Switzerland’s Ariane Kleinhans won the men and women’s titles respectively at Round 3 of the 2015 Ashburton Investments National MTB Series in Clarens, in the Eastern Free State, South Africa at the weekend. The event also doubled as Round 3 of the International Cycling Union’s 2015 Marathon World Series. Sahm, a three-time winner of the Absa ...

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Triumph And Tears At Absa Cape Epic Women’s Race

Ariane Kleinhans breaks down in tears as Bobby Behan tells her that they may have made up the time they lost in the stage 2 penalty during stage 3 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin to HTS Drostdy in Worcester, South Africa on the 18 March 2015 - Photo by Sophie Smith/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

Immediately after Team RECM Specialized’s Ariane Kleinhans and Annika Langvad crossed the line of Stage 3 at HTS Drostdy in Worcester, they collapsed to the ground in exhaustion and elation. The 128km ride – blitz in their case – from Elgin to Worcester had been an emotional rollercoaster. Moments later, Kleinhans was in tears as a close friend offered his ...

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Leading Women Surge Ahead

Annika Langvad during stage 1 of the 2015 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin, South Africa on the 16 March 2015

Photo by Damien Schumann/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

On a day when race conditions changed at the Absa Cape Epic – but the number one spot didn’t – it was business as usual for the dominant pair in the Sasol Women’s category. Team RECM’s Ariane Kleinhans and Annika Langvad survived a crash scare to charge home and into the orange leader’s jersey once again, in the process opening ...

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Ariane thrives in Sabie Mountains

Ariane Kleinhans thrives in Sabie mountains - Images: Marike Cronje/ ZCMC

Ariane Kleinhans continued her love affair with the mountains in Sabie as she won her fourth consecutive title at the Ashburton Sabie National Marathon this past weekend. The women’s marathon covered 72km with 1250m of ascent, which included the notorious Mamba Switchbacks and Rocky Horror sections of the men’s Ultra distance route. “The course in Sabie with its long ascents ...

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Absa Cape Epic top contenders choose partners

Winners from each category from left to right: African, Masters, Ladies, Overall, Mixed, Grand Masters and Exxaro during the final stage (stage 7) of the 2014 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin to Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset West, South Africa on the 30 March 2014

Photo by Warren Elsom/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

With four months to go to the 2015 Absa Cape Epic many of the top competitors have chosen their partners … and it is shaping up to be one of the strongest fields ever. Four times winner Christoph Sauser of Switzerland will again be reunited with the Czech Republic’s Jaroslav Kulhavy – the team which won the event convincingly in ...

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Top female mountain bikers excited to take on Pennypinchers Origin of Trails

Seen here:  Ariane Kleinhans during the 2013 ISUZU Ride The Rock MTB Race.  Photo Credit:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

The 2014 Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails, Stellenbosch’s only 2-Day Mountain Bike Stage Race, has attracted the interest of a number of top female riders including the likes of Ariane Kleinhans, Jennie Stenerhag and Robyn de Groot.  Celebrating its second anniversary, the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails will take place on Friday, 28 November and Saturday, 29 November 2014. “I am looking forward to seeing all ...

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Big Names commit early to 2014 Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek

Anika Langvad (left) and Ariane Kleinhans celebrate winning Stage 2 of the 2013 Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek. They have confirmed they will defend their women's title at the 2014 edition of the international stage race.
Photo credit: Zoon Cronje/Nikon/XtreMedia

It’s early July, but the list of podium contenders for the 2014 Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek is already looking impressive as national champions, continental champions and world champions commit to the international mountain bike stage race, which takes place in South Africa from 12–18 October. Recently crowned Elite women’s Marathon World Champion, Anika Langvad of Denmark has confirmed she will ...

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