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joBerg2c shows insight into sani2c form guide

The Team PYGA Eurosteel duo of Matthys Beukes and Philip Buys continued their good form at the Old Mutual joBerg2c where they took the overall race honours standing them in good stead for the 2017 KAP sani2c next week. Em Gatland/
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Himeville – The 2017 Old Mutual joBerg2c concluded last week with PYGA Euro Steel’s Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes taking top honours in an exciting nine days of racing over a route which included next week’s KAP sani2c course. The final three days of the joBerg2c includes the entire three-day sani2c route, which gives elite riders that do both a ...

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Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes win 2017 joBerg2c

South African MTB stars Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes sailed over the line to win day 8 of the Old Mutual joBerg2c, and claimed the event outright for the recently formed PYGA Euro Steel team. In their first joBerg2c - the race across South Africa that shows you the best the country has to offer in terms of scenery and heart - Buys and Beukes were dominant from day 4 of the nine day ride, winning the final five days.

It was a day all about South Africa on the Old Mutual joBerg2c’s last official race day. South African MTB stars Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes sailed over the line to win day 8, and claimed the event outright for the recently formed PYGA Euro Steel team. In their first joBerg2c – the race across South Africa that shows you ...

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Buys and Beukes consolidate joBerg2c lead

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Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes (PYGA Euro Steel) continue to dominate the 2017 Old Mutual joBerg2c. On a short, punchy 82km day 7 ride from Glencairn Farm in Himeville to Mackenzie Club near Ixopo, PYGA Euro Steel were able to claim their fourth stage win of the event in a time of of 3:00:39.  The chasing pair of Gawie Combrinck and ...

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Up and up they go at joBerg2c

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Day 6 of the Old Mutual joBerg2c was a 98km ride from Clifton Preparatory School in Nottingham Road to Glencairn Farm near Himeville. The day featured two big climbs, Gumtree (because it’s said that you’ll sell your bike after riding up it) and Slow Poison (because the forestry road ascending never seems to end).  For the racing elite, Philip Buys ...

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Phil Buys and Matthys Beukes light up joBerg2c

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Although day 5 of the Old Mutual joBerg2c started cold and dreary, PYGA Euro Steel riders Matthys Beukes and Philip Buys had a day of sunshine thanks to an excellent ride and a stage win that also took them into the overall lead. Early into the 120km day from Em’seni in Winterton to Clifton Preparatory School in Nottingham Road, NAD ...

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Mixed fortunes and emotions on day 4 of joBerg2c

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The fourth day of the 900km Old Mutual joBerg2c produced an exciting sprint finish as the leading men’s teams charged towards the Em’seni finish line near Winterton in KwaZulu-Natal. In the end, it was overall event leaders Nico Bell and Gawie Combrinck (NAD Pro MTB) who won the day ahead of Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes (PYGA Euro Steel). The ...

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Combrinck first three-time joBerg2c champ

Gawie Combrinck (front) and Nico Bell of NAD Pro win the 2016 Old Mutual joBerg2c. Photo: Full Stop Communications

Nelspruit’s Gawie Combrinck became the first three-time winner of the 900km Old Mutual joBerg2c mountain bike race after placing second alongside teammate Nico Bell on the final stage of 84km between Highflats and Scottburgh in KwaZulu-Natal today. Johann Rabie and HB Kruger of Telkom won the stage – their fourth in total – when they got the better of NAD ...

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Bell, Combrinck take control of joBerg2c

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  Nico Bell and Gawie Combrinck took a major step towards sealing the Old Mutual joBerg2c title with another impressive display on the penultimate stage between Ixopo and Highflats in KwaZulu-Natal today. The NAD Pro duo won the 99km eighth stage, which is famous for its descent into the Umkomaas valley and the ascent out the other side, in 3:46:17 (29:42:38). ...

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Rabie and Kruger fight back at joBerg2c

Catherine Williamson (left) and Johan Labuschagne of The Bicycle Company-Bestmed chase the mixed category leaders during the seventh stage of the 2016 Old Mutual joBerg2c. Photo: Full Stop Communications

After losing the overall lead on a dramatic day yesterday, Johann Rabie and HB Kruger fought back to win the seventh stage of the Old Mutual joBerg2c mountain bike race at Mackenzie Club outside Ixopo today. The Telkom pair finished the 82km ride from Glencairn on the Sani Pass road in 3:03:06 (26:01:22) to claim their third stage of this ...

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Combrinck and Bell race into joBerg2c lead

Nico Bell (front) and Gawie Combrinck of NAD Pro en route to winning the sixth stage of the 2016 Old Mutual joBerg2c between Nottingham Road and Glencairn on the Sani Pass road. Photo: Full Stop Communications

Gawie Combrinck and Nico Bell won the all-new sixth stage of the 2016 Old Mutual joBerg2c in emphatic fashion to become the new overall leaders today. The NAD Pro duo looked in imperious form as they left their major rivals in the dust on the daunting 98km ride in the Southern Drakensberg between Nottingham Road and Glencairn farm on the ...

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