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Tough fun at Stage One of FNB W2W MTB Ride

It was a warm start to Stage One of the 2017 FNB Wines2Whales Mountain Bike (MTB) Ride at the picturesque Lourensford Wine Estate on Monday, 30 October 2017.  The first of two destination stages, Stage One saw riders having to complete a 64km route that featured a 1650m ascent before crossing the finish line at Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw), their home away from home.  Olympian Phetetso Monese (Lesotho) and Leonhard Lukoschek (Germany) of Team ACE Lesotho applied pressure from the start.  “This is my third W2W,” says Monese.  “Last year I finished first in the men’s race.  I really want to defend my title.  So we went fast from the start.  Stage One featured some great riding.  I was a little worried when I heard that Leonhard was a roadie, but after today I’m no longer worried.”  Seen here:  Team ACE Lesotho’s Leonhard Lukoschek and Phetetso Monese leading the field during Stage One of the FNB Wines2Whales MTB Ride.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

It was a warm start to Stage One of the 2017 FNB Wines2Whales Mountain Bike (MTB) Ride at the picturesque Lourensford Wine Estate on Monday, 30 October 2017. The first of two destination stages, Stage One saw riders having to complete a 64km route that featured a 1650m ascent before crossing the finish line at Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw), ...

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Weiss, Duffy win XTERRA World Championship

Bradley Weiss

Bradley Weiss from Stellenbosch, South Africa and Flora Duffy from Devonshire, Bermuda captured the 22nd XTERRA World Championship off-road triathlon elite titles on a warm, sunny day in Kapalua, Maui on Sunday, 29 October 2017. It’s the first XTERRA World title for Weiss, and the fourth in a row for Duffy.  With the win, Duffy joins XTERRA Hall of Famer ...

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Car rental agreement eases life of Tshwane organisers

ASG Events and Bidvest Car Rental will continue their partnership when the Tshwane Classic road cycling race is held in Pretoria on November 5. Photo: Jetline Action Photography

Bidvest Car Rental will be a major driving force behind the Tshwane Classic road cycling event that will see more than 4 000 participants race through the heart of Pretoria on November 5. With a big entry for the event – which includes the 98km feature race, two supporting races and full road closure – the offering is tipped to elevate ...

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Riders descend on Onrus at FNB W2W MTB Adventure

Mountain bikers in action during Stage Three of the FNB Wines2Whales MTB Adventure.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Stage of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Adventure was met with high spirits on Sunday, 28 October 2017 with mountain bikers preparing to say goodbye to the winelands as they head out on a magnificent 71km journey from Oak Valley Wine Estate to the Onrus Caravan Park. Team Sukkel Sukkel’s Francois Theron and Fritz Pienaar obliterated the field ...

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Play Day shines at FNB W2W MTB Adventure

It was all smiles on Saturday, 28 October 2017 as riders toed the line at Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw) to take on Stage Two aka “Play Day” of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Adventure.  The only stage to start and finish at the same venue, Stage Two pitted ridders against a fun 71km route that featured a 1350m ascent.  Iconic sections on route included:  single tracks and bridges with names such as Waterfall, Vissie’s Magic, JK’s Edge, Sounds of Silence, Rietvlei, Witklippies 1 & 2, Raka, Swing, Ark, Cobra, Mamba, Boomslang, Pofadder, Jakkels, River Run and the much loved PERI-KROMCO Playpark to mention just a few.  Seen here:  Spencer Cowley of Team OAKLEY2 enjoying “Play Day”.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

It was all smiles on Saturday, 28 October 2017 as riders toed the line at Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw) to take on Stage Two aka “Play Day” of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Adventure. The only stage to start and finish at the same venue, Stage Two pitted ridders against a fun 71km route that featured a ...

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BMW welcomed as vehicle part of FNB Wines2Whales

The organizers of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events have welcomed BMW as the event’s official vehicle partner in 2017.

The organizers of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events have welcomed BMW as the event’s official vehicle partner in 2017. “We are proud to welcome BMW as the official vehicle partner to the FNB W2W MTB Events,” says Michael Meyer, FNB W2W MTB Director. “Words that are synonymous with both BMW and W2W include: luxury, pleasure, performance and ...

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Words of wisdom from Moolman-Pasio ahead of Madibaz race

Madibaz XCO Series final LR

A motivational talk by cycling great Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio is set to rev up participants ahead of the fourth and final round of the Madibaz XCO Series at the Nelson Mandela University’s George campus on Sunday. Moolman-Pasio, who recently returned from racing in Europe, will be one of the guest speakers at a mountain biking symposium at the venue on Saturday ...

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ABSA Cape Epic training 101 ft. Songo Fipaza

Virgin Active_Absa Cape Epic

Committing to take on the Absa Cape Epic 2018 is half the battle won. Now it’s time to prepare. Virgin Active ambassador Songo Fipaza has completed the Absa Cape Epic six times. He is a founder of Songo.info, a non-profit MTB and BMX programme to introduce cycling to the youth in Kayamandi, and has also done three Comrades, completed multiple ...

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