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The 36ONE

WOW! Toughest and by far the longest race I’ve ever done. 361km is far! And endless climbing (5,250m) I hadnt specifically trained for this race and was hoping my Ironman training would suffice. And it did except I probably should have ridden my mountain bike a few times just to get used to the set up as after 15+hrs my ...

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Taking on The 36ONE

The 36ONE

I’ve contemplated doing The 36ONE for a couple of years and this year seemed the perfect year as it is almost 3 weeks after IMSA. Enough time to recover/prepare/taper and peak again! Last year I started to squeeze in mountain biking into my busy ironman and 70.3 training program. Sometimes ok-ed by my coach and sometimes not! But I loved ...

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Marais the man to beat at ROAG Series #2

Stuart Marais, pictured here winning a recent KZN MTB cross country race, is leading the Quattro ROAG Series after winning the opening event at Wartburg.

PIETERMARITZBURG – Stuart Marais heads into the second leg of the Quattro ROAG Series at the Holla Sugar Rush Classic in Ballito on Sunday with a target on his back after securing victory in the opening leg last month. At Wartburg in February, Marais was able to eke out a victory over David Low and both are likely to be ...

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Choice selection of venues for Knysna race

Organisers of the Garden Route 300 mountain bike race have settled on a choice selection of venues for this year’s event, which starts in Knysna on April 28. Photo: Julie Ann Photography

Perched over the lagoon, the Knysna Yacht Club will provide a spectacular new start and finish venue for the opening stage of the Garden Route 300 mountain bike race next month. Race director Patric Mosterd said the event, which takes place in and around the indigenous forests of the coastal hamlet from April 28 to 30, had settled on a ...

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Lucrative prize-money for Winelands Encounter

Participants in the Liberty Winelands Encounter, in partnership with STANLIB, will be racing for an attractive overall purse of R100 000. Last year’s winners were Chris Wolhuter (left) and Craig Boyes. Photo: Full Stop Communications

A high-quality field will again be racing for a lucrative prize purse when the Liberty Winelands Encounter takes place in the Western Cape next month. Presented in partnership with STANLIB, race organisers have put together an attractive purse of R100 000 for the three-stage mountain bike race, which starts in Stellenbosch on April 21 before moving to boutique race villages ...

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Bruised Stransky and Mclean set for Zuurberg race

Last year’s third place finishers Joel Stransky and Andrew Mclean will be fit for the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek despite both suffering injuries in the build-up. Photo: Warren Elsom

Despite suffering broken bones in two separate incidents, Springbok legend Joel Stransky and former professional cyclist Andrew Mclean are still set to take part in the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race outside Port Elizabeth in May. Mclean is currently nursing a broken collarbone after a nasty fall that forced him to withdraw from this year’s Cape Epic, while ...

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Sauser confirms he will be back and racing for win number six

Christoph Sauser

The men’s field for the 2017 Absa Cape Epic is shaping up to be the strongest in the race’s 14-year history. Five time-winner Christoph Sauser of Switzerland has announced that he will be coming out of retirement in a bid to take his sixth title and will be riding with Czech powerhouse Jaroslav Kulhavy (Investec-Songo-Specialized). This follows the recent news ...

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Christoph Sauser returns from retirement to race the Absa Cape Epic with Kulhavý

Absa Cape Epic

Swiss Legend Returns for Investec-songo-Specialized The Absa Cape Epic’s joint most decorated champion, five times winner, Christoph Sauser is back. Returning after a year in retirement the Swiss star will once again be teaming up with Jaroslav Kulhavý, of the Czech Republic, in an attempt to win his sixth Cape Epic title. Sauser will be representing his songo.info charity and ...

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Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails Stage One leaves lasting memories

andrea marcellini

Stage One of the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails kicked off in church street, Stellenbosch on Saturday, 03 December. Affectionately known as the mountain bike party of the year, event organizers openly encourage riders to take their time out on route, savor the moment and enjoy the magnificent trails and scenery. Mountain biking elites such as Christoph Sauser, Erik Kleinhans, Robyn ...

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