Tag Archives: Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter

Late surge gives Kruger and Marais another stage win

Pic 3 Eirik Fiskvik lead bunch LR

With the favourites staying together on the queen stage, race leaders HB Kruger and Stuart Marais took advantage of a late surge to collect their third successive stage win in the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter today.   The 102km leg from Hartenbos to Riversdale was only decided in the final kilometre through the Western Cape town’s twisting streets as the ...

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Kruger, Marais set early pace in TransCape

Photo 3 Mari du Toit and Janine Muller LR

HB Kruger and Stuart Marais delivered a strong statement as they led the field home in the opening stage of the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter today.   The ASG-Ellsworth outfit drew first blood in the 614km seven-day race between Knysna and La Couronne Wine Estate in Franschhoek, but Kruger was quick to acknowledge they still had a long way to ...

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Kruger, Marais consolidate top spot in TransCape

Photo 3 Janine Muller and Mari du Toit LR

HB Kruger and Stuart Marais consolidated their overall lead after breaking away on Outeniqua Pass and racing to their second consecutive stage win in the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter today.   The 86km second stage took riders from Wilderness to Mossel Bay and also included two other mountain passes at Silver River and Kaaimansgat.   Riding together for the first ...

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Kruger’s focus switches to TransCape

Riders during stage 3 of the 2017 Liberty Winelands Encounter from Wellington to Wellington, 23 April 2017. Photo by Ewald Sadie

After a remarkable performance in the Paarl Boxing Day track event, ace mountain biker HB Kruger will return to more familiar pursuits when he competes in the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter this weekend.   Starting in Knysna on Sunday, the 614km race, supported by STANLIB and Volvo, will see riders tackle the seven-stage mountain bike race through the Western Cape, ...

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Norwegian joins overseas contingent in TransCape

Norwegian mountain bike professional Eirik Fiskvik is one of several overseas riders who will be competing in the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter this year. The 614km race starts in Knysna on Sunday and ends in Franschhoek on February 10. Photo: Eirik Granly

Norwegian professional Eirik Fiskvik will leave the extreme cold of a European winter this week to test himself in sunny South Africa when the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter gets under way on Sunday.   The 26-year-old rider is one of several overseas cyclists who have shown an interest in the Western Cape mountain bike race, which received a boost last ...

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Japanese ace Yuki Ikeda relishes TransCape challenge

Yuki Ikeda posed LR

With a strong record in marathon racing, Japanese cyclist Yuki Ikeda will test his skills in unchartered territory when he makes his debut in the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter in the Western Cape from next weekend.   Currently based in Tokyo, the mountain bike marathon star will join up with well-known South African rider Grant Usher for the 614km race, ...

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TransCape MTB Encounter set to make a difference

The Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter will again raise funds during the seven-day race from Knysna to Franschhoek in the Western Cape starting on February 4 to support Africa Foundation. Photo: Irma-Marren Coetzee

The Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter, a seven-day, 614km race to be held next month, will be part of a concerted drive to support Africa Foundation.   The event, supported by STANLIB and Volvo, begins in Knysna on February 4 and ends in Franschhoek in the Western Cape on the tenth.   Now in its fourth year, the race is an ...

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TransCape riders to sample La Couronne wines

TransCape at La Couronne - Photo by Irma Marren-Coetzee LR

Participants in the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter will be treated to a selection of award-winning wines during the mountain bike race that finishes after a taxing 614km at La Couronne Wine Estate in Franschhoek on February 10. Besides providing a tranquil finish venue to one of South Africa’s premier multiday races, marketing and sales manager Eldorette Carinus said they would ...

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Heat is on as Jan Braai tackles TransCape

Jan Braai

Jan Braai, renowned for his National Braai Day initiative, will turn his attention to a fresh challenge when he participates in the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter next month. The 614km Western Cape race from Knysna to Franschhoek, hosted by ASG events in partnership with STANLIB and Volvo, starts on February 4. After riding in 25 consecutive Cape Town Cycle Tours, ...

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