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Timely Winelands celebration for Woolcock and Roux

The Liberty Winelands Encounter Stage 3        -         Photo by Henk Neuhoff

Young Stellenbosch rider Hennie Roux gave himself the perfect birthday present when he partnered Waylon Woolcock to victory in the Liberty Winelands Encounter in the Western Cape today.   Roux turned 20 yesterday and celebrated in style with his first major stage race success when the three-day mountain-bike event ended at the Nederburg Wine Estate in Paarl.   The pair ...

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Woolcock, Roux take opening stage in Winelands

The Liberty Winelands Encounter Stage1  Franschhoek    Photo by Henk Neuhoff

Waylon Woolcock used his considerable experience to join Hennie Roux as first-stage winners when the Liberty Winelands Encounter got under way in the Western Cape today.   The opening day of the three-stage mountain-bike race saw competitors cover 48km from the Boschendal Wine Estate to Le Franschhoek Hotel, which included 1 060 metres of ascent.   Woolcock and Roux crossed the ...

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Winelands entries deadline extension is no joke

Photo 2 Liberty Winelands Encounter entries LR

It may be April Fool’s Day, but the extension of the entries deadline for next weekend’s Liberty Winelands Encounter until Friday (April 5) is definitely no hoax.   That was the assurance given by ASG Events chief executive officer Erick Oosthuizen in announcing that the deadline for the three-stage mountain-bike race had been extended to 1pm on Friday.   The ...

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Perfect mix for Winelands Encounter route

The Liberty Winelands Encounter will again provide a good mix of luxury accommodation and a variety of mountain-bike trails when it takes place near Paarl and Franschhoek in the Western Cape from April 12 to 14. Photo: Robert Ward

Riders in the Liberty Winelands Encounter can expect a perfect mix of mountain-biking ingredients, with a few challenges thrown in, when it takes place next month.   Billed as the country’s most beautiful race, the fifth edition of the three-stage event will see cyclists tackle a 147km journey between the Western Cape towns of Franschhoek and Paarl from April 12 ...

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Winelands Encounter set for another capacity entry

Competitors will experience some of the most scenic trails in the Cape Winelands when the Liberty Winelands Encounter takes place from April 12 to 14. Photo: Robert Ward

Billed as a high-quality but affordable event, race organisers ASG Events are geared up for a flood of interest in the Liberty Winelands Encounter, which takes place in mid-April.   This is the second leg of the annual Liberty Encounter Series, which includes the TransCape MTB Encounter, currently in progress, and the Waterberg Encounter in June.   Starting in Boschendal, ...

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Heyns, Du Toit crowned Winelands Encounter champs

Pic 4 Matt Beers & HB Kruger LR

Gert Heyns and Arno du Toit claimed their second stage win to secure overall honours on the final day of the Liberty Winelands Encounter mountain bike race, which finished near Paarl today.   The three-stage race in the Cape Winelands, presented by STANLIB, concluded with a 50km ride from Le Franschhoek Hotel to Nederburg Wine Estate.   The DSV Pro ...

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Kruger and Beers sprint to Winelands stage win

Pic 1 Matt Beers and HB Kruger LR

HB Kruger and Matt Beers timed their attack to perfection to snatch the stage win on the second day of the Liberty Winelands Encounter mountain-bike race in Franschhoek today.   The ASG-NAD pair outsprinted stage one winners and overnight leaders Gert Heyns and Arno du Toit at the end of a 48km loop from the Le Franschhoek Hotel and back. ...

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Heyns, Du Toit fight back to win at Winelands Encounter

Pic 2 Arno du Toit LR

Gert Heyns and Arno du Toit overcame an early mechanical to take the honours on the opening stage of the Liberty Winelands Encounter in the Cape Winelands today.   Presented by STANLIB, the first day of the three-stage race saw the field tackle a 49km stretch from Zorgvliet Wine Estate just outside Stellenbosch to Le Franschhoek Hotel in Franschhoek.   ...

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New elements add value to Winelands Encounter

Cyclists in the Liberty Winelands Encounter can again look forward to a variety of scenic trails when the event takes place in the Cape Winelands from April 13 to 15. Photo: Ewald Sadie

A route to provide special memories and an extended stay at the luxury Le Franschhoek Hotel are two of the key elements race organisers ASG Events believe will add value to the Liberty Winelands Encounter next weekend.   Taking place in the Cape Winelands from April 13 to 15, the mountain-bike stage race forms part of the Liberty Encounter Series, ...

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Boutique Cape races go ahead despite water crisis

Race organisers ASG Events have given cyclists an assurance that the Liberty Winelands Encounter from April 13 to 15 will go ahead as planned despite the water crisis in the Western Cape. Photo: Ewald Sadie

Race organisers ASG Events have assured riders that, despite the crippling drought in the Western Cape, the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope and the Liberty Winelands Encounter will go ahead as planned.   The Tour of Good Hope takes place near Paarl from March 5 to 9, while the mountain-bike event, also in the Cape Winelands, will be held from ...

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