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Eray dispels murmurs of Hansa Fish absence

Women's defending champ Michéle Eray has confirmed she will in fact return to South Africa from her new base is USA for this year's Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon  - Jetline Action Photo/
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Cradock – The women’s title race of the 2014 Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon received an exciting shake-up upon the recently confirmation that defending champ and former Eastern Cape local Michéle Eray will in fact be making the trip out from her new base in Oklahoma City, USA for the 33rd edition of the race which takes place on Friday ...

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Daneel wins Dirty Double

Matt Daneel winning the Asics Dirty Double

Stellenbosch multisport athlete Matthew Daneel won the Asics Dirty Double in Wellington this past weekend. The Dirty Double consists of a 10km trail run and a 25km mountain bike leg. Daneel won in 1 hour and 39 minutes. Lieuwe Boonstra and Pieter Calitz were second and third respectively. Conditions were slightly muddy after all the rain during the week, but ...

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Kargo Pro MTB Team on the move

Rourke Croeser's solid 35th at the recent UCI MTB World Cup at Méribel, France  - MTBCrossCountry.com

Durban – South Africa’s ground-breaking mountain biking setup, Kargo Pro MTB team, is currently a hive of activity as its current members continue to shine in major cross country and marathon events both domestically and across the globe while an exciting new talent recently joined the outfit as well. Team ace Rourke Croeser saw the team abuzz ahead of the ...

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Get ready for the 2015 Absa Cape Epic new route

The lead riders during stage 1 of the 2014 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wines in Robertson, South Africa on the 24 March 2014

Photo by Nick Muzik/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

The annual highlight on the Absa Cape Epic calendar (besides the race of course) is just around the corner! The much-anticipated launch of the 2015 route will take place in the mother city for the very first time on 22 October. The Westin Cape Town, on the foreshore, will host this prestigious event, and promises to be a spectacular night ...

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Charity support a key focus for Helderberg Sunrise Rotary Club

Riders enjoying Stage One of the 2013 FNB W2W MTB Race that started at Lourensford Wine Estate (Somerset West) and finished at Oak Valley Sport Field (Elgin).  Stage Two started and finished at Oak Valley Sport Field (Elgin), while Stage Three started at Oak Valley Sport Field (Elgin) and finished at Onrus Caravan Park (just outside Hermanus).  Riders could relax knowing that their vehicles were in the safe hands of the Helderberg Sunrise Rotary Club.  Photo Credit ~ Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

Known to many as the vehicle transport experts at the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events, the Helderberg Sunrise Rotary Club put the funds generated through their involvement with these three premier MTB stage races to good use by supporting a number of admirable projects including The Khomani San Project, Brak en Jan Creche, Youth Services and The HOPE ...

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The Asics Dirty Double – simply awesome!

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This event had me puzzled. First run, then bike? The Asics Dirty Double multisport event, hosted by Gravel Travel comprised of a 10 Km trail run, followed by a 25 Km mountain bike race. It’s like wearing your underpants over your pants. Superman would’ve liked it. However, life is full of surprizes… The Festa Kleinevallei farm in Wellington was basking in a perfect late winter’s ...

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Venter crowned world time-trial champion

Bestmed-ASG rider Juanita Venter is the new time-trial world champion in the 35 to 39 age category. She won gold at the UCI Amateur Road World Championships in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on Wednesday. Photo: Capcha

South African time-trial champion Juanita Venter beat the world’s top veteran cyclists to win gold in her signature event on the opening day of the UCI Amateur Road World Championships in Slovenia on Wednesday. Venter set a solid pace on the streets of Ljubljana to cover the 18.6km out-and-back course in 26:53.2 and claim the world champion’s rainbow jersey in ...

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Change a Life Academy emerge onto running scene

Computershare Change a Life Academy's runners charge out the blocks en route to clinching ten of the top 20 positions at The Sandy beach run, presented by Thule. - Kevin Sawyer/
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Durban – The running arm of Martin Dreyer’s Computershare Change A Life Academy made a big impression at the recent 14km The Sandy beach run, presented by Thule, along the sand from Umhlanga to Suncoast as ten runners clinched top 20 places. ‎ John Ntuli, who also coaches the RMB Change A Life Academy mountain bike team, stunned the race ...

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Fresh Hansa Fish conquerors wait in the wings

2012 winner Len Jenkins (left) seems unlikely to take to the start line of the 2014 Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon that takes place in Cradock on 10 & 11 October after some time in the wilderness, opening the door for Hank McGregor (right) clinch his maiden K1 Hansa Fish title.

Cradock – The 33rd edition of the Hansa Fish River Canoe Marathon is poised to crown a new champion in both the men’s and women’s race in 2014 with both K1 defending champions unlikely to take to the start line on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 October. Fisher King Len Jenkins has been sublime since the turn of the millennium ...

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Van der Spuy & Smith look to break Scottburgh MTB winner’s curse

Men's defending champion Evan van der Spuy (Varsity College) will be hard pressed to defend his men's title at the Scottburgh MTB Race presented by Sappi on Sunday as the likes of Quattro's Tyron Bird and Thule's Tyronne White look to spoil his show.

Scottburgh – Both men’s and women’s race defending champions will feature on the start line on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast beach as part of a big field of mountain bike enthusiasts for the Scottburgh MTB Race presented by Sappi, with Evan der Spuy and Hayley Smith desperate to overcome the notorious ‘curse of the defending champ’. Varsity College’s van der ...

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