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Momentum Health Tankwa Trek race information

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By now all the hard yards would have been done and pre-race planning should have started to “take on the ride like no other”, the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen. Winding through the beautiful Bokkeveld and Witzenburg areas, this race features unique scenery, warm hospitality and tough yet exhilarating riding. This is the heart of deciduous fruit country. A ...

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TANKWA TREK: STRAUSS, DE VILLIERS WIN STAGE, SüSS, STENERHAG CLAIM OVERALL

Yolande de Villiers (left) and Mariske Strauss celebrate winning the final stage of the Momemtum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen on Sunday.
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South Africans Mariske Strauss and Yolande de Villiers won the final stage of the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, on Sunday. But the Swiss/Swedish duo of Esther Süss and Jennie Stenerhag claimed the overall victory after three days of fierce racing in the rugged Kouebokkeveld region of South Africa’s Western Cape province.   After winning Stages 1 and ...

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HUBER, PLATT WIN THREE IN A ROW TO RETAIN TANKWA TREK TITLE

American Jeremiah Bishop sets the pace at the front of the men’s lead group during the final stage of the Momemtum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen on Sunday.
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Switzerland’s Urs Huber and Germany’s Karl Platt completed a clean sweep of stage wins on Sunday to retain the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen mountain bike stage race title.   The Team Bulls duo were in control for the entire three-day event and won the final 89km stage in a time of 03 hours 05 minutes 34 seconds ...

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DOMINANT HUBER, PLATT EXTEND TANKWA TREK LEAD

Men’s podium after Stage 2 of the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen on Saturday. From left: HB Kruger and Waylon Woolcock (second), Karl Platt and Urs Huber (first) and Gawie Combrinck and Nico Bell (third).
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Urs Huber and Karl Platt turned the screws a little tighter on Saturday’s Queen Stage when they increased their grip on the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, winning the stage and extending their overall lead. Not to be outdone, Esther Süss and Jennie Stenerhag did the same in the women’s category.   Platt and Huber, sporting bright yellow ...

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Tankwa Trek goes fully international with new sponsors, UCI status

Long, steep climbs ensure that all three days of the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, are a formidable challenge, even for the most seasoned professionals.
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The Tankwa Trek isn’t South Africa’s oldest three-day mountain bike stage race. Neither is it the biggest. But it is firmly on track to become the most internationally recognised, following the addition of two new sponsors and the upgrade to International Cycling Union (UCI) status.   The three-day race, which was only established in 2013, has rapidly become one of ...

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Unstoppable Kleinhans and Reid win Tankwa Trek

The good nature of the sport. Photo Credit: Oakpics

Erik Kleinhans and James Reid (RECM) won the 2015 DUTOIT Tankwa Trek, while Waylon Woolcock and Darren Lill (RED-E Blend) took the honours in the final stage. The third stage was over 87km (26km neutral) in the Koue Bokkeveld. Woolcock and Lill won in 2 hours, 14 minutes and 21 seconds. Kleinhans en Reid came in second just a few ...

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Tankwa Trek Rooute gets intriguing tweaks for 2015

The DUTOIT Tankwa Trek route for 2015 will be getting some intriguing tweaks to make it even more rewarding for the riders.
Photo credit: Zoon Cronje/Nikon/Xtremedia

Ask any finisher of the DUTOIT Tankwa Trek mountain bike stage race what stands out about the event and virtually every answer will include references to the race route, which is dramatic, varied, stimulating, suprising and, most importantly, rewarding. The third edition of the three-day race will take place from 13-15 February 2015 and once again promises to draw a ...

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