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What a beaut… Pronutro African X 2015

So it’s Monday morning and I’m sitting in a coffee shop at Willowbridge Shopping Centre (Northern suburbs of Cape Town) with mixed emotions. Luckily I know the feeling of discontent after a big event and therefor I took an extra day off before “returning to reality”. This is something I would advise all normal & working athletes to do, as ...

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Tour de Ghaap – lesson learned

  In the heart of the Northern Cape, about 90km from Kimberley, a small mining community hosts a very unique and exciting mountain bike stage race. And with mountain bike stage races being hosted all over the country, getting it right has become essential. These guys are in their 11th year – surely they are doing something right – and ...

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All dressed up for the Tour de Tuli

We won the prize of a lifetime, me and Tilla, by dressing up as flower-covered, butterfly-bedecked cyclists(the usual), lilac-breasted rollers (complete with feather boas on heads and shoulders and wings flapping as we flew downhill (veering a bit further from what would be called “normal’) and then as leopard-print-and-fishnet-stockings crazy women with very bad very pink hairdo’s. I think of ...

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Y2Karoo MTB Stage Race a huge success

When you live in Central South Africa and you’re a mountain biker, there’s two things you can always be certain of: good single track is something you only find at the coast and secondly, if you want to ride a proper stage race you will have to travel. So when I got invited to a new mountain bike event called the ...

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