Tag Archives: Fairview Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge

LANGVAD SMASHES ATTAKWAS RECORD ON DEBUT

Annika Langvad climbs the Queen of the Mountain climb, having distanced her nearest rivals, during the 2017 Fairview Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge. Photo by: Ewald Sadie/Dryland/SPORTZPICS

Denmark’s multiple mountain bike world champion, Annika Langvad (Specialized) beat off a strong field to win the Fairview Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge in a new women’s record time in South Africa on Saturday. It was Langvad’s debut appearance at the demanding 121km event, which is considered South Africa’s toughest one-day mountain bike race. She clocked a time of 05:25:55 to ...

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SAUSER DELIVERS INCREDIBLE COMEBACK TO WIN ATTAKWAS

Team Topeak-Ergon's Erik Kleinhans leads the men's elite riders up the notorious Sonop climb, during the 2017 Fairview Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge. Photo by: Ewald Sadie/Dryland/SPORTZPICS

Swiss mountain bike racing legend, Christoph Sauser didn’t only mark his return from retirement at the Fairview Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge in South Africa on Saturday, he won the gruelling 121km race after the most incredible comeback following a mechanical delay early on.   The 40-year-old Investec-Songo-Specialized rider clocked a winning time of 04 hours 50 minutes 09 seconds to ...

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LüTHI HUNGRY TO RECLAIM ATTAKWAS CROWN AGAINST POWERFUL FIELD

The Fairview Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge includes some rugged terrain through the Karoo and the Attakwas Reserve. Here Ariane Lüthi tackles a loose, rocky climb during the 2016 edition.
Photo Credit: www.zcmc.co.za

Five-time winner Ariane Lüthi (Team Spur) is eager to reclaim the Fairview Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge title that she won consecutively from 2011–2015. But the Swiss marathon champion will be up against the strongest field ever assembled at Saturday’s 121km point-to-point race, which is considered among the toughest one-day races in South Africa.   A crash in December resulted in ...

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SAUSER, PLATT SET TO REVIVE FIERCE RIVALRY AT ATTAKWAS

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After a short hiatus, two of global mountain biking’s most successful competitors will revive their rivalry at the Fairview Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge in South Africa on Saturday. Germany’s Karl Platt (Team Bulls) and Switzerland’s Christoph Sauser (Investec-Songo-Specialized) top the high-profile start list for South Africa’s premier one-day race, which covers a distance of 121km with an accumulated elevation of ...

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In the Spirit of the Attakwas

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As the 21st of January 2017, and the Fairview Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge, looms nearer the effectiveness of the long months of summer training are about to be put to the test. The question on every one of the one thousand mountain bikers’, taking on the one hundred and twenty one kilometre race from the Klein Karoo to the Indian ...

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Star Studded Line-Up Assemble for the 2017 Fairview Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge

Christoph Sauser returns to racing after a year in retirement; though he still took part in the 2016 Absa Cape Epic, riding with Sipho Madolo. Photo by Dominic Barnardt | Cape Epic | SPORTZPICS.

South Africa’s traditional season opener, the Fairview Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge, takes place on Saturday the 21st of January. Along with a stellar field of local challengers, a number of European mountain biking stars are set to line-up for the 2017 edition. The race’s newly acquired UCI Status and its formidable reputation as the Hell of the South combine to ...

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The Attakwas Trail: Just Two Years Old but Already Big on History

Summiting the Attakwaskloof neck is the first challenge of the Attakwas Trail. photos by Oakpics.com

The Attakwas Trail, which takes place on Saturday the 17th of December 2016, offers trail runners the unique experience of traversing the remote Attakwaskloof. The fabled kloof was once a trading route between the coast and the hinterland of the Klein Karoo, but in recent years it has become synonymous with mountain biking. The Fairview Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge is ...

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