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Expedition Africa Chooses SPOT Gen3 Satellite Trackers to Safeguard 160 Competitors

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Western Cape, South Africa – April 18, 2017 – SPOT, the leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, today announced that the organisers of this year’s Expedition Africa Adventure race, the Africa leg of the Adventure Racing World Series, have chosen to deploy SPOT Gen3 satellite trackers to enhance the tracking, monitoring and safety of the 40 teams from ...

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Great Zuurberg Trek sample USN partnership

Participants in the 2017 PwC Great Zuurberg Trek will be able to sample products from international sports nutrition brand USN later this month. Photo: Warren Elsom

International sports nutrition brand USN are ready to play an active role in the three-day PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race near Port Elizabeth after coming on board as sponsors for the first time. Besides a strong focus on the event’s recovery zone at the Zuurberg Mountain Village, they will offer a variety of products for riders to sample ...

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Spur teams up with the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN

The organisers of the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN are excited to welcome Spur Steak Ranches as a partner of the Mother City’s most loved 12km road race.  Seen here:  Runners in action at the 2016 FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Cape Town – The organisers of the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN are excited to welcome Spur Steak Ranches as a partner of the Mother City’s most loved 12km road race. “The FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN celebrates the magnificence of Cape Town, incorporating some of the city’s most iconic landmarks on route,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater ...

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Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes win 2017 joBerg2c

South African MTB stars Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes sailed over the line to win day 8 of the Old Mutual joBerg2c, and claimed the event outright for the recently formed PYGA Euro Steel team. In their first joBerg2c - the race across South Africa that shows you the best the country has to offer in terms of scenery and heart - Buys and Beukes were dominant from day 4 of the nine day ride, winning the final five days.

It was a day all about South Africa on the Old Mutual joBerg2c’s last official race day. South African MTB stars Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes sailed over the line to win day 8, and claimed the event outright for the recently formed PYGA Euro Steel team. In their first joBerg2c – the race across South Africa that shows you ...

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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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Buys and Beukes consolidate joBerg2c lead

Em Gatland (14 of 27)Lo_res

Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes (PYGA Euro Steel) continue to dominate the 2017 Old Mutual joBerg2c. On a short, punchy 82km day 7 ride from Glencairn Farm in Himeville to Mackenzie Club near Ixopo, PYGA Euro Steel were able to claim their fourth stage win of the event in a time of of 3:00:39.  The chasing pair of Gawie Combrinck and ...

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UTD’s first edition hoping to start a long legacy

Salomon/KPMG's Landi Greyling will take on the 62km Giants Cup Uncut as part of her preparations for the Ultra-Trail® Mont Blanc when she takes on the inaugural Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg on Saturday, 29 April. 
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Underberg – The Southern Drakensberg will be the focal point the trail running community this weekend as adventurers descend upon the picturesque Maloti Drakensberg Park which provides the backdrop to the inaugural Ultra-Trail® Drakensberg (UTD). The event forms part of a greater series of races that take place around the world, including the Ultra-Trail Cape Town, and provides runners who ...

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Up and up they go at joBerg2c

Em Gatland (2 of 33)

Day 6 of the Old Mutual joBerg2c was a 98km ride from Clifton Preparatory School in Nottingham Road to Glencairn Farm near Himeville. The day featured two big climbs, Gumtree (because it’s said that you’ll sell your bike after riding up it) and Slow Poison (because the forestry road ascending never seems to end).  For the racing elite, Philip Buys ...

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Woolcock heads strong pro field at Great Zuurberg Trek

Riders during stage 1 of the 2017 Liberty Winelands Encounter from Stellenbosch to Franschhoek, 21 April 2017. Photo by Ewald Sadie

One of South Africa’s most experienced cyclists, Waylon Woolcock, has set his sights on overall victory in the three-day PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race next month. The Stellenbosch professional, who won last weekend’s Liberty Winelands Encounter alongside BCX teammate HB Kruger, said he was excited about targeting the Eastern Cape race based at the Zuurberg Mountain Village for ...

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Erik Kleynhans hits like a heatwave at the Cederberg 100 Miler

Cederberg100Miler_IMG_2824_Photo Sam Clark

The Cederberg 100 Miler hit the Clanwilliam region like the current heatwave along the West Coast and Northern Cape. On the eve of 22 April, 190 mountain bikers trekked their way up to this sweltering rooibos-tea valley for South Africa’s most breath-taking 100 miler. Usually a one-day 100 mile race, the 2017 Cederberg 100 Miler also featured a stage race ...

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