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DHL makes light work of logistics at FNB W2W MTB Events

Riders in action on route at the 2016 FNB Wines2Whales Mountain Bike Events in 2017.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Celebrating its 9th anniversary in 2017, the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events will also celebrate DHL’s 9th year as the event’s valued logistics partner. “We are proud to have DHL as our logistics partner for 9 years running,” says Michael Meyer, FNB W2W MTB Director. “The FNB W2W has come a long way since the inaugural event in ...

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FNB Wines2Whales set to kick off with a rewarding Stage One

The 2017 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events will kick off at the picturesque Lourensford Wine Estate on Friday, 27 October 2017 with Stage One of the FNB W2W MTB Adventure.  The first of three stages,
Stage One boasts a spectacular 68km route that features an impressive 1650m ascent.  Seen here:  Riders in action on Vergelegen close to the Vergelegen Climb during Stage One of the 2016 FNB W2W MTB Events.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

The 2017 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events will kick off at the picturesque Lourensford Wine Estate on Friday, 27 October 2017 with Stage One of the FNB W2W MTB Adventure. The first of three stages, Stage One boasts a spectacular 68km route that features an impressive 1650m ascent. “Iconic sections will include the Lourensford and Vergelegen climbs, the ...

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FNB W2W geared to open entries on Valentine’s Day

The mountain biking community will celebrate on Tuesday, 14 February 2017 for a very different reason when entries open for the Western Cape’s most loved three day stage mountain bike (MTB) events, the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) MTB Adventure, Ride and Race.   Seen here:  Mountain bikers in action during the 2016 FNB W2W MTB Events.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

The mountain biking community will celebrate on Tuesday, 14 February 2017 for a very different reason when entries open for the Western Cape’s most loved three day stage mountain bike (MTB) events, the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) MTB Adventure, Ride and Race. “We are excited to open entries for the 9th annual FNB W2W MTB Events,” says Michael Meyer, FNB W2W ...

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Looser, Giger crowned FNB W2W MTB Race champions

Team Kross Bikes BiXS Pro’s Konny Looser and Fabian Giger obliterated the final stage of the FNB Wines2Whales Mountain Bike (MTB) Race on Sunday, 13 November 2016, securing the overall Champions Title in an impressive combined time of 08 hours 03 minutes 50 seconds after three days of racing.  Seen here (front to back):  Team Kross Bikes BiXS Pro’s Konny Looser and Fabian Giger in action during Stage Three of the 2016 FNB Wines2Whales Mountain Bike (MTB) Race.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Team Kross Bikes BiXS Pro’s Konny Looser and Fabian Giger obliterated the final stage of the FNB Wines2Whales Mountain Bike (MTB) Race on Sunday, 13 November 2016, securing the overall Champions Title in an impressive combined time of 08 hours 03 minutes 50 seconds after three days of racing. Looser and Giger put down the hammer from the start of ...

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Sauser, Gaze claim Stage One of FNB W2W MTB Race

An uneasy calmness befell Lourensford Wine Estate today (Friday, 11 November 2016) when SA’s elite mountain bikers gathered amongst a strong continent of International elite riders at the start of the 8th edition of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Three-Day Stage Mountain Bike (MTB) Race.  Team Investec-Songo-Specialized’s Christoph Sauser (Switzerland) together with event newcomer Sam Gaze (New Zealand) threw down the gauntlet in the early stages and claimed the Stage One victory in an impressive 02 hours 49 minutes 04 seconds.  Seen here (from left to right):  Christoph Sauser (Switzerland) and Sam Gaze (New Zealand) of Team Investec-Songo-Specialized in action on the day.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

An uneasy calmness befell Lourensford Wine Estate today (Friday, 11 November 2016) when SA’s elite mountain bikers gathered amongst a strong continent of International elite riders at the start of the 8th edition of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Three-Day Stage Mountain Bike (MTB) Race. No stranger to W2W, Team Investec-Songo-Specialized’s Christoph Sauser (Switzerland) together with event newcomer Sam Gaze (New ...

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Play Day continues to impress at FNB W2W MTB Ride

Affectionately known as “Play Day”, Stage Two of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Ride started and finished at Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw) on Tuesday, 08 November 2016.  Seen here:  Mountain bikers in action during Stage Two of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Ride.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Affectionately known as “Play Day”, Stage Two of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Ride started and finished at Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw) on Tuesday, 08 November 2016. Consisting of a fun-filled 64km route (with 1400m ascent), Stage Two treated mountain bikers to some of W2W’s most iconic sections including: the Paul Cluver Amphi Bike Park with well-known ...

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Riders treated to spectacular trails and views at FNB W2W MTB Ride Stage One

Near-perfect weather conditions greeted 1268 mountain bikers (634 teams) at the picturesque Lourensford Wine Estate on Monday, 07 November 2016 where they lined up for the start of the much anticipated FNB Wines2Whales (W2W)
Mountain Bike (MTB) Ride.  Seen here:  Mountain bikers in action during Stage One of the FNB Wines2Whales Mountain Bike Ride.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Near-perfect weather conditions greeted 1268 mountain bikers (634 teams) at the picturesque Lourensford Wine Estate on Monday, 07 November 2016 where they lined up for the start of the much anticipated FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Ride. The first of two destination stages, Stage One saw riders having to complete a 68km MTB route (with 1420m ascent) from Lourensford ...

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Overstrand welcomes FNB W2W MTB Adventure riders

Three days of exceptional mountain biking concluded just outside of Hermanus on Sunday, 06 November 2016 with elated mountain bikers completing the final 69km stage (featuring a 1200 climb) of the 2016 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W)
Mountain Bike (MTB) Adventure.  The final destination stage, Stage Three of the FNB W2W MTB Adventure started at the picturesque Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw) and finished at the Onrus Caravan Park.  Seen here:  Mountain bikers interacting with Botriver residents during Stage Three of the 2016 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) on Sunday, 06 November 2016.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Three days of exceptional mountain biking concluded just outside of Hermanus on Sunday, 06 November 2016 with elated mountain bikers completing the final 69km stage (featuring a 1200 climb) of the 2016 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Adventure. Team Freewheel Cycology’s Gavin Klerck and Lionel Murray claimed their second stage victory, completing Stage Three in a lightning fast time ...

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Riders in awe of FNB W2W’s Stage Two Play Day

Stage Two of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Adventure, the much awaited ‘Play Day’, was welcomed with much enthusiasm on Saturday, 05 November 2016.  The only stage to start and finish at the same venue,
Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw), mountain bikers had to complete a 64km route (with 1400 ascent) that included some of W2W’s most iconic sections such as the Paul Cluver Amphi Bike Park with well-known MTB features such as
Raka, Swing, Ark, Cobra (switch-backs), Mamba, Boomslang, Pofadder, Jakkels, Pine Singles (now with dual and cross-overs) and the Berms.  The Stage Three action was closed off with the triple storeyed KROMCO-PERI Bike Park, which stands
an impressive 6 – 8m above ground.  Seen here:  Riders experiencing the upgraded KROMCO-PERI Bike Park on their way to the finish line at Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw).  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Stage Two of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Adventure, the much awaited ‘Play Day’, was welcomed with much enthusiasm on Saturday, 05 November 2016. The only stage to start and finish at the same venue, Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw), mountain bikers had to complete a 64km route (with 1400 ascent) that included some of W2W’s most iconic ...

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FNB W2W MTB Adventure kicks off at Lourensford Wine Estate

Stage One of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Adventure kicked off at the picturesque Lourensford Wine Estate on Friday, 04 November 2016.  Cool weather conditions proving to be the norm at the FNB W2W MTB Adventure, the first destination stage of the event saw an impressive field of 1344 riders (672 teams of two) having to complete a 68km MTB route with a 1420m ascent, from Lourensford Wine Estate (Somerset West) to the festival village at the majestic Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw), home for the next two day.  Seen here:  Mountain bikers in action during Stage One of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Adventure.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Stage One of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Adventure kicked off at the picturesque Lourensford Wine Estate on Friday, 04 November 2016. Cool weather conditions proving to be the norm at the FNB W2W MTB Adventure, the first destination stage of the event saw an impressive field of 1344 riders (672 teams of two) having to complete a ...

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