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Flying finish to 2019 Berg & Bush Descent

Nico Bell and Wessel Botha (NAD Pro) and Amy McDougall and Robyn de Groot (dormakaba) are the 2019 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush Descent champions. Bell and Botha were neck and neck with Phil Buys and Matthys Beukes (Pyga Eurosteel) all weekend, ultimately taking the win just three seconds ahead of the 2018 champions. McDougall and De Groot were dominant ...

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Sun’s out funs out at Berg & Bush day three

After a few days of overcast conditions, the sun finally came out at the 2017 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush Descent. It shone particularly brightly on the men’s and ladies overall race winners, who were in command from day one to day three. The men’s title was claimed by Phil Buys and Matthys Beukes (Pyga Euro Steel), with Amy Beth ...

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Matthys Beukes and Candice Lill Klap the Kop

Matthys Beukes and Candice Lill were smiling and Saturday night at the Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush after they each won R20 000 at the Volvo Spionkop Summit. The race within a race is a 1.3km dash for cash held in the evening after day two’s racing at the Berg & Bush Descent. Beukes winning time was four minutes, 38 ...

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Top trails on Berg & Bush Descent day two

Phil Buys and Matthys Beukes (Pyga Euro Steel) took a giant bunny hop towards claiming the 2017 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush Descent title with a commanding ride on day two of the event. In the ladies race, Sam Sanders and Amy Beth McDougall (Valencia Ladies) consolidated their overnight lead with another stage win (2:28:07), once again getting the better ...

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Muddy good fun at Berg & Bush Descent

Nico Bell and Gawie Combrinck (NAD Pro MTB) crossed the line first on a reconfigured day one of the Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush Descent, the three-day stage race taking place in KwaZulu-Natal’s central Drakensberg region. The Mpumalanga pair finished in a time of 2:26:04. Second went to Andrew Hill and Declan Sidey (Bells Cycling Kabuki Breeders) in a time ...

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Kleinhans and Beers win 2016 Berg & Bush

In a star-studded local field at the 2016 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush, it was Erik Kleinhans and Matt Beers (Red E Topeak Ergon) that stood head and shoulders above the rest. Leading from start to finish, the recently-formed team took the overall honours after three days of furious racing in KwaZulu-Natal. Matt Beers was thrilled with his victory, a ...

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Berg and Bush Stage 2 blitzed by leaders

The elite field at the 2016 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush charged through the 60km Stage 2 course with such ferocity that some in the race village wondered if the final batch of riders might be able to watch the winners come in. In the end, race leaders Erik Kleinhans and Matt Beers (Red E Topeak Ergon) and the chasing ...

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Last man pedalling

The last man over the line on stage 1 of the 2016 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush was Namibian visitor Otto Alfleld. His ride partner, Andrea Stier, was beaming after her first dig at the event. Otto was not. That might have had something to do with his seven hour-plus finish time, or that his entry was a birthday present ...

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Elite riders scorch Berg & Bush Day 1

The conditions at the start of the 2016 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush were cool. The riding from the elite bunch, though, was scorching hot. Setting the scintillating pace was one of the strongest pro fields ever assembled at the Berg & Bush Descent. Waylon Woolcock and Darren Lill (USN Purefit), Philip Buys and Gert Heyns (Scott LCB Factory Racing), ...

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