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TransCape lands major title sponsor

Riders during stage 1 of the 2017 Liberty Winelands Encounter from Stellenbosch to Franschhoek, 21 April 2017. Photo by Ewald Sadie

One of South Africa’s top mountain bike stage races, the TransCape, has received a major boost with the news that Liberty will be the title sponsor from 2018. This is another breakthrough for the seven-stage race, which recently received UCI status and takes cyclists on a 614km challenge from Knysna to La Couronne Wine Farm in Franschhoek this February. Liberty’s ...

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UCI race opened up to commuters and tourists

TransCape organisers announced they would allow e-bikes in next year’s event. Photo: Jacques Marais

Riding 614km over seven days with 10 200m of vertical ascent does not sit in everyone’s legs, which is why the organisers of the TransCape mountain bike race in South Africa have come up with a plan. ASG Events, known for pushing the boundaries in races under their umbrella, have recently announced that they would allow e-bikes in the UCI-rated event ...

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UCI status gives TransCape an international boost

TransCape MTB Stage Race, presented by #VolvoSA, from Knysna to Franschhoek,   Western Cape, South Africa, RSA

The elevation of South Africa’s TransCape mountain bike race to UCI status makes it an attractive proposition for local and international professionals. This is the view of local pro and former Olympian Philip Buys, who finished runner-up in the National MTB Series behind PYGA EuroSteel teammate Matthys Beukes recently. The seven-day, 614km race across the Western Cape from February 4 ...

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La Couronne add special touch to TransCape

The La Couronne Wine Farm in Franschhoek will again be the finish venue and wine sponsors of the seven-day TransCape mountain bike race when it takes place between Knysna and the Cape Winelands in February next year. Photo: Irma Coetzee

After seven days of challenging mountain bike trails, participants in the TransCape mountain bike race can again look forward to a sea of tranquillity when the beautiful La Couronne Wine Farm welcome them home next year. The annual 614km journey, which starts in Knysna on February 4, will finish in Franschhoek a week later and La Couronne are again planning ...

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TransCape will give Gary Kirsten new perspective

Gary Kirsten during stage 5 of the 2017 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Oak Valley Wine Estate in Elgin, South Africa on the 24th March 2017

Photo by Mark Sampson/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS



With an intimate knowledge of the Western Cape, former Proteas cricketer Gary Kirsten is relishing the chance to view the region from a different perspective when he takes part in the TransCape mountain bike race next year. Starting in Knysna, the annual seven-day event presented by ASG Events will take riders on a 614km journey through some of the most ...

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Volvo continue to drive TransCape

TC Volvo 2 LR

After their maiden voyage with the TransCape mountain bike race proved a resounding success, Volvo Car South Africa announced that they would extend their involvement to 2018. The Grand Départ of the seven-day event between Knysna and Franschhoek in the Western Cape has been set for February 4. ASG Events chief executive Wynand de Villiers said partners such as Volvo ...

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New route focus for TransCape

The route of next year’s TransCape, driven by Volvo Cars South Africa, will feature less district roads and more single-track. Photo: Jacques Marais

Organisers of the TransCape mountain bike race have enlisted Cape Epic route designer Pieter van Wyk to ensure the 2018 route is a fun yet technical challenge.   The seven-day event, driven by Volvo Cars South Africa, will take riders on a picturesque 614km journey between Knysna and Franschhoek in the Western Cape from February 4 to 10.   “The ...

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New pro outfit seal victory at TransCape

The Ellsworth-ASG outfit of Travis Walker (left) and Pieter Seyffert toast a new partnership after winning the men’s team title in the TransCape mountain bike race following the final 78.5km stage from Villiersdorp to Franschhoek. The seven-day, 690km journey, which started in Knysna, ended at the La Couronne Wine Estate in Franschhoek. Photo: Jacques Marais

The Ellsworth-ASG outfit of Pieter Seyffert and Travis Walker finished off the TransCape mountain bike race in style by claiming victory on the final stage to cement their overall triumph today. It was the perfect start for the new pro outfit, who rode together for the first time when they lined up in Knysna last Sunday for the seven-day, 690km ...

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Stelling recovers to win again at TransCape

Pic 2 TransCape stage 3 LR

Despite riding with a broken rib, defending men’s solo champion Billy Stelling won his second stage in a row on the third day of the TransCape mountain bike race between Van Wyksdorp and Riversdal in the Western Cape today. After the lengthy 135km queen stage yesterday, it was a slightly shorter challenge as the field continued their seven-day, 690km journey ...

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Fresh tweaks give TransCape better balance

Several changes have been made to the opening stages of the 2017 TransCape mountain bike race to give the race better balance. Photo: Jacques Marais

Riders in next year’s TransCape mountain bike event will find a better balance across the board as the organisers continue pushing the boundaries in one of South Africa’s premium multistage races. The third edition, which takes riders from the coastal hamlet of Knysna to Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands, will take place from February 5 to 11. Route director Wayne ...

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