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UCT hit back to take Varsity MTB Challenge crown

Frankie Du Toit and Nicky Giliomee from Maties at the Varsity MTB Challenge at Nederberg Wine Estate in Paarl on October 1, 2017

University of Cape Town produced an impressive showing on the final stage to turn a small deficit into overall victory over arch-rivals Stellenbosch in the men’s race of the Varsity MTB Challenge at Nederburg near Paarl today. Maties however remained firmly in control of the women’s race, with Frances du Toit, Nicky Giliomee and Marie Kempf retaining the title they ...

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Maties lead after blustery start to Varsity MTB Challenge

Frankie Du Toit and Nicky Giliomee from Maties at the Varsity MTB Challenge at Nederberg Wine Estate in Paarl on September 30, 2017

Defending champions Stellenbosch underlined their status as the team to beat when they led the field home on a blustery opening day of the Varsity MTB Challenge near Paarl today. Five of the top student teams in the country took to the starting line in squads of three, with the format of the competition dictating that the clock be stopped ...

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Maties geared up for Varsity MTB Challenge title defence

Stellenbosch University are fired up to defend their title in the two-day Varsity MTB Challenge that takes place from Nederburg wine farm near Paarl on Saturday and Sunday. Photo: Robert Ward

With some solid preparation under their belts, Stellenbosch University are geared up to defend their title when the Varsity MTB Challenge takes place in the Western Cape on Saturday and Sunday. Starting from the Nederburg wine farm in Paarl, the two-day mountain bike event, sponsored by First National Bank, will attract a wide variety of cyclists, being open as well ...

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Varsity MTB Challenge route a ‘balancing act’

Participants in the two-day Varsity MTB Challenge will face some fresh challenges when the race gets under way at Nederburg in Paarl on September 30. Photo: Robert Ward

Although the route builders are striving hard to create a balanced course, competitors in the Varsity MTB Challenge at the end of the month will have their work cut out. The two-day mountain bike race in Paarl, sponsored by First National Bank, starts on September 30 and is an opportunity for alumni, students and the public to experience a memorable ...

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Race village elevates Varsity mountain bike race

Centralised at the Nederburg wine farm, the race village in the Varsity MTB Challenge will offer entrants a luxury off the bike experience when the event takes place in Paarl on September 30 and October 1. Photo: Robert Ward

A race village with plenty to offer is expected to take the Varsity MTB Challenge to another level when the annual mountain bike race takes place next month. The two-day event in Paarl, which will be held on September 30 and October 1, will have the Nederburg wine farm as its centrepiece, with cloverleaf routes starting and finishing at the ...

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Varsity MTB Challenge for everyone, says Francois Pienaar

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Providing an opportunity for old varsity friends to renew their rivalry, while also creating a platform for current students to compete, are the driving forces behind next month’s Varsity MTB Challenge. In addition, the second edition of the two-day mountain bike race – which starts at Nederburg in Paarl on September 30 – is open to the public as the ...

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Varsity mountain bike race venue fit for connoisseurs

The world-renowned Nederburg winery in Paarl will host the FNB Varsity MTB Challenge on September 30 and October Photo: Supplied

Participants in the second Varsity MTB Challenge can expect a connoisseur experience when Nederburg Wines host the two-day race at their estate in Paarl later this year. ASG Events’ operations manager Darren Herbst said Nederburg’s continued involvement added much value to what they were promoting as the ultimate alumni challenge from September 30. “Not only are they one of the ...

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Mountain bikers set for ultimate alumni challenge

Nederburg Wine Estate near Paarl will host the second Varsity MTB Challenge, sponsored by First National Bank, later this year. Photo: Supplied

Alumni from the respective universities could play a major role in the outcome of the annual Varsity MTB Challenge when the second edition takes place near Paarl in the Cape Winelands from September 30. The two-day event, which is sponsored by First National Bank, will see current and past students form an alliance as they compete for their tertiary institutions ...

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Riders, from the pros to weekend warriors, were blown away by the total race experience at the inaugural Varsity MTB Challenge recently held in Franschhoek in the Western Cape

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Going into the first Varsity MTB Challenge ever staged, not many riders really knew what to expect. But after two days of riding spectacular Cape Winelands trails, the finish-line buzz confirmed what a phenomenal event everyone had just been a part of. One of the major and unique appeals of Varsity MTB Challenge is that the race is open to ...

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