Tag Archives: Stage Racing

Berg and Bush adopts Qhubeka initiative

The Berg and Bush mountain bike race has adopted the Qhubeka bike initiative as the official charitable beneficiary for its 10th edition that takes place in the Central Drakensberg this year. The initiative, which provides bicycle transportation for deserving underprivileged candidates, is currently enjoying the international spotlight ahead of Team MTN-Qhubeka’s debut at next week’s Tour de France. Berg and ...

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dusi2c bikes rule Dusi Valley this weekend

Pietermaritzburg – Saturday sees the third instalment of the ‘Farmer’ Glen Haw’s BSi Steel dusi2c get underway at Camps Drift in Pietermaritzburg with riders from across the country prepared for a two days of picturesque riding through the Valley of a Thousand Hills down to Blue Lagoon in Durban. Defending champion Andrew Hill will reunite with Nedbank sani2c partner Chris ...

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Dusi Duke’s new dusi2c valley perspective

Pietermaritzburg – Having dominated the Dusi Canoe Marathon for close on a decade during the late 90’s and early 2000’s “Dusi Duke” Martin Dreyer will make a return to the Valley of a Thousand Hills, on a mountain bike this time, when he and wife Jeannie Dreyer take on the Mixed Category at the upcoming BSi Steel dusi2c starting on ...

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Knysna’s Rebello bests Pfitzenmaier on home soil

Former junior African cross-country champion Dylan Rebello showed his continental class on his home trails as he raced to victory in the second stage of the RECM Knysna 200 mountain bike race on Sunday. The 20-year-old local’s stage win was a triumph of youth over experience as he outsprinted solo category overall leader Nico Pfitzenmaier, 44, into the finish at ...

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Berg and Bush invest in clean mountain biking

The Berg and Bush mountain bike race celebrates 10 years of existence this year but new ablution facilities and luxury-style camping will ensure that the “decade of dirt” catchphrase refers only to the single-track trails. Race founder Gary Green said cyclists’ needs had changed substantially since he started the event with just 56 participants back in 2006. “When the race ...

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Lill and Woolcock barnstorm first stage of Nedbank sani2c

Ixopo – Riding for their professional lives the Blend pair of Darren Lill and Waylon Woolcock blitzed the 79km first stage of the Race at the Nedbank sani2c from Glencairn outside Himeville to the Mackenzie Club to set up a handy two minute lead whilst it was the dominant RECM Women’s Team pair of Ariane Kleinhans and Cherise Stander who ...

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Rabie, Combrinck charge into joBerg2c lead

Former roadie Johann Rabie and teammate Gawie Combrinck tore through the open flats and singletrack trails of the eastern Free State to wrest the overall lead on day three of the Old Mutual joBerg2c mountain bike race on Sunday. Leaving Reitz, the EAI Cycling duo put the hammer down on the 122km stage – the longest of the nine-day event ...

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Zulus dominate opening stage of joBerg2c

Development riders Mboneni Ngcobo and Sthembiso Masango showed the pro field a thing or two as they drove the pace on the 116km neutral opening stage of the nine-day Old Mutual joBerg2c mountain bike race on Friday. The muddied but unbeaten RMB Change a Life Academy duo set a solid tempo as the field of 800 left Heidelberg on the ...

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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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Big Names commit early to 2014 Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek

It’s early July, but the list of podium contenders for the 2014 Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek is already looking impressive as national champions, continental champions and world champions commit to the international mountain bike stage race, which takes place in South Africa from 12–18 October. Recently crowned Elite women’s Marathon World Champion, Anika Langvad of Denmark has confirmed she will ...

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