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Kruger and Buchacher dominate in Paarl

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Using home-ground knowledge to his advantage, HB Kruger led from start to finish to take the honours in the 60km feature race at the Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic mountain bike race at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate today. The 25-year-old BCX pro from Paarl crossed the finish line in a time of 2:43:58, just under three minutes ahead of Robert Hobson, who ...

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Paarl MTB Classic breaks new ground

Participants in the Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic will take on a unique and varied route from Rehbokskloof Wine Estate on Saturday. Photo: Capcha Photography

Participants in the Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic will go where no one has gone before as organisers continue to up the ante ahead of what they aim to make the area’s premier mountain bike race. Race director Darren Herbst said both the feature event over 60km and the more family friendly offering over 30km included elements that would satisfy any ...

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New-look Paarl MTB Classic ticks all the boxes

Organisers ASG Events, in conjunction with the City of Drakenstein, have gone to great lengths to ensure the third Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic ticks all the boxes. Photo: Warren Elsom/Capcha Photography

Organisers are pulling out all the stops to ensure that the new-look Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic, which was omitted from the cycling calendar last year, ticks all the boxes. Race director Darren Herbst said they had gone to great lengths to make every aspect of the event at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate spectacular come race day on May 20. He said ...

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Revamped Paarl MTB Classic ‘something special’

The third Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic will take riders through the scenic Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve and along custom-built single-track trails. Photo: Capcha Photography

Organisers have reinstated the Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic with the objective of building it into the premier off-road one-day race in the Cape Winelands. After not featuring on the cycling calendar last year, race director Darren Herbst said they had decided to reintroduce the event next month after an overwhelming demand from the cycling fraternity. He said the third edition, ...

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Events showcase Paarl as mountain biking destination

The Paarl region has become the mecca of mountain biking for many riders. Photo: Supplied

The Sanlam MTB Invitational in November is another high-profile event that showcases the Paarl region as a preferred mountain biking destination in South Africa. According to www.paarlmtb.com contributor Louis Ferreira, mountain bike events in and around the beautiful and mountainous Western Cape town have increased in popularity over the past decade. He said races such as the Invitational and Bestmed Paarl MTB ...

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Visser climbs to Paarl MTB Classic victory

Warm, windless conditions brought the inaugural Bestmed National Mountain Bike Series to a perfect close when hundreds of riders descended on Rhebokskloof Wine Estate for the Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic, presented by the City of Drakenstein and ASG, on Sunday.

Warm, windless conditions brought the inaugural Bestmed National Mountain Bike Series to a perfect close when hundreds of riders descended on Rhebokskloof Wine Estate for the Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic, presented by the City of Drakenstein and ASG, on Sunday. Few riders enjoyed the final event of the series more than winner Rikus Visser, who climbed to an uncontested victory ...

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Venue change for Paarl MTB Classic

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THE START/FINISH OF THE BESTMED PAARL MTB CLASSIC, WHICH TAKES PLACE ON 22 NOVEMBER 2015, HAS BEEN MOVED FROM THE PARYS SPORTSGROUNDS IN PAARL TO THE STUNNING RHEBOKSKLOOF WINE ESTATE ON THE NORTHERN SLOPS OF THE PAARL MOUNTAIN.  Recent infrastructure expansion at Rhebokskloof has made the move possible and will ease the logistics around the event considerably. Riders now don’t have negotiate the streets ...

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Stenerhag and Sim snag inaugural Paarl race

Swedish marathon champion Jennie Stenerhag (right), pictured here with Robyn de Groot at this year’s sani2c, was the women’s race winner at the inaugural Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic, presented by the City of Drakenstein, in the Cape Winelands on Sunday. Photo: Full Stop Communications

Swedish marathon champion Jennie Stenerhag and cross-country specialist Robert Sim took the honours in the inaugural Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic, presented by the City of Drakenstein, in the Cape Winelands on Sunday. Sim, riding in the colours of Robert Daniel, crossed the finish line first at the Paarl Arboretum to claim the men’s 60km title in a time of 2:44:08. ...

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Last chance to enter first Paarl MTB Classic

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Riders who missed their opportunity to enter the Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic will have one last chance to sign up for Sunday’s inaugural edition. Wynand de Villiers of ASG Events said special arrangements had been made for those who missed the cut-off to enter on Friday and Saturday for the 30km and 60km racing options. He said it was the ...

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Paarl reserve opens trails to mountain bikers

Participants in the inaugural Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic, presented by the City of Drakenstein, will enjoy riding the Rhebokskloof Estate single-track and the Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve on November 16. Photo: Louis Ferreira

Participants in the inaugural Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic will have a rare opportunity to ride the Paarl Mountain Nature Reserve on Sunday, November 16. The event, which is presented by the City of Drakenstein and consists of 60km and 30km races, has been granted a once-off concession to traverse the huge granite rock and fynbos-shrouded hiking trails that are out ...

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