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Knox takes surprise Sondela win

Johannesburg’s Greig Knox, who was a late entrant, surprised even himself when he outlasted his competition to win the Bestmed Sondela MTB Classic near Bela-Bela in Limpopo on Sunday. The 27-year-old UCT Private Client Holdings rider, who grew up in Underberg in KwaZulu-Natal but now lives in Atholl close to Sandton, pulled away in the last five kilometres of the ...

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New Sondela route excites top riders

Experienced mountain biker Bennie Pearson is approaching Sunday’s feature race at the Bestmed Sondela MTB Classic with a sense of excitement following the creation of a new route. Although the weekend cycling festival near Bela-Bela in Limpopo, which is also known as the Bushveld’s Big MTB Bash, includes races on both days, all eyes will be on the top competitors ...

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Mountain bikers face fresh Sondela challenge

Participants in the Bestmed Sondela MTB Classic near Bela-Bela in Limpopo will be breaking new ground when the feature race offers a fresh challenge on Sunday. Race director and chief course designer Mel Meyer said the 60km event had received a facelift that would give mountain bikers a completely different experience. He said they felt the need to change the ...

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Westaway fights back to win Sondela MTB Classic

A solo breakaway in the closing kilometres saw Andrew Westaway snatch victory in the Bestmed Sondela MTB Classic, and with it the lead in the Bestmed National Cycling Series, near Bela-Bela in Limpopo on Sunday. Johannesburg-based Westaway, who finished third in last month’s series opening ultra marathon at Walkerville, covered the challenging 60km course through Sondela Nature Reserve in 2:15:49. ...

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Van Straaten striving for Sondela hat-trick

Defending champion David van Straaten will be striving for his hat-trick when he lines up for the 60km Bestmed Sondela MTB Classic, presented by ASG, near Bela-Bela on Sunday. This year, the feature race has been added to the line-up of seven events that make up the mountain biking arm of the new Bestmed National Cycling Series. Van Straaten has ...

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Sondela set for Bushveld’s biggest MTB bash

Families looking for a bumper weekend of mountain biking and outdoor activities need look no further than the Bestmed Sondela MTB Classic near Bela-Bela in Limpopo Province on June 27 and 28. The annual festival, which is billed as “the Bushveld’s biggest mountain bike bash”, offers a full line-up of family races on the Saturday before the serious racing gets ...

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