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Top mtb stars set for altitude battle at Dullstroom

Top contenders for the men’s podium will include Gawie Combrinck & Nico Bell riding for Team NAD Pro as well as Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes from team Pyga Eurosteel.
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Many of South Africa’s top mountain bike stars are set for a two-day battle in the eastern highlands when they contest Round 6 of the 2017 Ashburton Investments National MTB Series at Dullstroom, Mpumalanga this weekend.   The event will offer two days of high-quality, high-altitude racing in some of the most scenic surrounds and a large field is expected ...

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New Ultra Distance Triathlon Announced for South Africa

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Two of South Africa’s most iconic towns are set to host the inaugural Race 2 Stanford half iron distance triathlon (1.9km swim – 90km bike – 21km run) on 18 November 2017. Established in the 1800’s, Hermanus, the famous tourist town & home of the whales and quaint, picturesque Stanford will show off their historic charm as they catapult this ...

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The 36ONE MTB Challenge Partners with Extreme Lights

Extreme Lights will offer 36ONE MTB Challenge riders discounted bike lights and technical support at the event. Photo by

The 36ONE MTB Challenge is not only longest single stage mountain bike race in the country but it is also one which places an extraordinary burden on rider’s equipment, especially their lights. Which is why Dryland Event Management have partnered with industry leaders, Extreme Lights to light up your 36ONE MTB Challenge adventures for 2018 and beyond. Unlike most ultra-endurance ...

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Challenging course for third round of Madibaz XCO series

The third round of the Madibaz MTB XCO Series, presented in association with Old Mutual Private Wealth Management, features a challenging new course. Photo: Supplied

The third round of the Madibaz MTB XCO Series will present riders with an opportunity to try their hand at a challenging new course at the Nelson Mandela University in George on Sunday. Race director Jan Venter said the track, used in the opposite direction last year, was one that would allow participants to test their skills to the limit. ...

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Varsity MTB Challenge for everyone, says Francois Pienaar

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Providing an opportunity for old varsity friends to renew their rivalry, while also creating a platform for current students to compete, are the driving forces behind next month’s Varsity MTB Challenge. In addition, the second edition of the two-day mountain bike race – which starts at Nederburg in Paarl on September 30 – is open to the public as the ...

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Monties more than just a mountain run

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In September, serious trail runners will line up yet again for the Old Mutual Wild Series Mont-Aux-Sources Challenge in the Royal Natal Park in KwaZulu-Natal. One of the country’s must-do trail runs, the popular “Monties” sees participants tackle a grueling climb to the top of the Amphitheatre, reaching the high point at 3 100m above sea level, before heading back ...

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Sanlam Cape Town Marathon


Sanlam Cape Town Marathon ambassadors, Francois Pienaar and Elana Meyer, turned out for a Captain’s Challenge training run in the False Bay Nature Reserve yesterday, leading a group of committed runners and supporters around a scenic 10km route along the shores of Zeekoevlei and around the Strandfontein Birding Area. Pienaar instituted the Captain’s Challenge two months ago, when he signed up to ...

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Marais and Bergstrom wrap up Quattro ROAG Series

The men's podium at the aQuelle Tour de Krantz, the penultimate event in the Quattro ROAG Series, featured (from left) Sthembiso Masango (3rd), Stuart Marais (1st) and Leeroy Emslie (2nd). Ralph Schroder /
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STUART Marais and Natalie Bergstrom confirmed they will walk away with the biggest series prizes in South African mountain biking when they wrapped up the Quattro ROAG Series titles at the aQuelle Tour de Krantz at the weekend. Marais, from Howick in the KZN Midlands, won the Harburg event overall, finishing four minutes ahead of Leeroy Emslie which ensures Emslie ...

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Torpedo SwimRun Driven by Subaru

Torpedo SwimRun Driven by Subaru

Subaru Cape Town has signed on as a partner of the Torpedo SwimRun, the event that sees two-person teams swim and run their way around the breath-taking Cape Town coastline.  The second edition of the event takes place on 19 November 2017. The Torpedo SwimRun takes participants through world-famous sites like Llandudno, Oudekraal, Camps Bay and Clifton form part of the ...

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New signing Kristen Louw dazzles with Cycle4Cansa win

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Bestmed-ASG’s new signing Kristen Louw started her tenure with the team on a high note when she won the 50km mountain bike title at the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship on Saturday. The race started from Sun City in the Pilanesberg and took riders through sections of the Gary Player and Lost City golf courses as well as the Letsatsing Game Reserve. ...

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