MTB

Awakening the Dragon: Refreshing Dragons Sports

Founded in 1992 Avalanche Bicycles is a proprietary brand within the Dragons Sports stable and supplies high quality bikes and equipment at an affordable price point. Photo by Jacques Marais. Dragons Sports has been a mainstay of the South African cycling industry since 1989. For 32 years the company has imported and distributed brands including Giant and Liv Bicycles, Cadex, ...

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All systems go for the 2021 Absa Cape Epic

Annika Langvad and Anna van der Breggen from team Investec-Songo-Specialized during stage 6 of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race from the University of Stellenbosch Sports Fields in Stellenbosch, South Africa on the 23rd March 2019 Photo by Xavier Briel/Cape Epic PLEASE ENSURE THE APPROPRIATE CREDIT IS GIVEN TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER AND ABSA CAPE EPIC With exactly ...

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Junior mountain bikers shine at 2021 Fedhealth MTB Challenge!

Seen here:  Andreas Mouton (4) from Durbanville had a great time in the Fedhealth MTB Challenge 500m The 6th annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge got off to an action-packed start at the beautiful Blaauwklippen Wine Estate today, Saturday 11 September 2021.  Families and newcomers to the sport had the opportunity to join in on the fun by taking on the 15km Fun Ride, while junior mountain bikers got to test their skill ...

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Heyns, Lill crowned 2021 Fedhealth MTB Challenge Champions!

Seen here:  The start of the 2021 Fedhealth MTB Challenge Marathon (+-58km) at the Blaauwklippen Wine Estate.  Photo Credit:  Chris Hitchcock Gert Heyns and Candice Lill claimed gold in the Marathon (+-58km) Distance of the 6th annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge that took place at the beautiful Blaauwklippen Wine Estate on Sunday 12 September 2021 amidst wet and muddy conditions. The Fedhealth MTB Challenge Marathon consisted of ...

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Trans Baviaans Repeating the Race Success

Conditions were still chilly, especially in the early morning hours, when leaving Willowmore and pedalling uphill towards the highest point of the route, at The Roof. Photo by Bruce Viaene The second event of the 2021 Trans Baviaans is dubbed the Repeat. While the Race attracts a more competitive field the Repeat blends racing with riding for the challenge, the ...

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A sublime route experience awaits mountain bikers at the 2021 Fedhealth MTB Challenge!

Seen here:  Dakar Rally Star, Giniel de Villiers (Stellenbosch) in action during a previous year’s Fedhealth MTB Challenge.  Photo Credit:  Jetline Action Photo Stellenbosch’s most iconic mountain biking routes will be on display this coming weekend (Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September 2021) for mountain bikers of all ages to enjoy when they take on the 6th annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge at the beautiful Blaauwklippen Wine Estate! ...

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Buys, Hill conquer the 2021 Fedhealth Magalies Monster MTB Classic!

Seen here:  Sarah Hill (Bryanston, Gauteng) secured gold in the Marathon/+-65km in a deserving time of 03 hours 31 minutes 11 seconds.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg North-West Province – Philip Buys and Sarah Hill conquered the Fedhealth Magalies Monster MTB Classic on their first attempt at the ATKV Buffelspoort on Saturday 28 August 2021. Celebrating its 18th anniversary on the day, mountain bikers could choose between the Marathon/+-65km,  Half Marathon/+-33km, Fun Ride/+-16km and a 2.5km Kids ...

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Young Guns Upset Experienced Favourites in 2021 Trans Baviaans

Wintergreen-Ciovita Barrier Breakers’s Elrika Harmzen-Pretorius (left) and Leone Verster (right) celebrate their 2021 Trans Baviaans title. Photo by Peter Kirk Media. The 2021 Trans Baviaans was held in unusual conditions, imposed by Covid-19 restrictions, and in difficult weather; on Saturday, 28 August. Teams were able to start, in self-seeded start times, from 05h00 in order to beat the 22h00 curfew. ...

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Fairtree Racing Team secures sponsorship with Cannondale!

The Fairtree Cannondale Racing Team riders immediately hit the trails after receiving their brand new Cannondale mountain bikes. The Stellenbosch based Fairtree Racing Team has secured an impressive sponsorship deal with Cannondale.  Going forward the team will be known as the Fairtree Cannondale Racing Team and each member will get to train and race on a state of the art Cannondale mountain ...

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The race is on at the 2021 Fedhealth Magalies Monster MTB Classic!

Sarah Hill in action.  Photo Credit:  Troy Davies North-West Province – The 2021 Fedhealth Magalies Monster MTB Classic that will take place at the ATKV Buffelspoort this coming Saturday 28 August will be the source of a lot of excitement with top contenders such as Shaun-Nick Bester, Phillimon Sebona, Jan Withaar and Sarah Hill putting their MTB prowess to the test as they attempt to conquer the Monster! “This ...

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