Tag Archives: Mountain Biking

Combrinck and De Groot crowned National Champs at frosty Van Gaalen

Van Gaalen – In what were two contrasting races, Gawie Combrinck (Team EAI Cycling) and Robyn de Groot (Ascendis Health) walked away with the National Marathon MTB titles on Saturday in chilly conditions at the 2015 Ashburton Investments National MTB Series Van Gaalen, which doubled up as the South African Mountain Bike Marathon Championships powered by Stihl on Saturday. Although ...

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Haw & Houston take on Dusi Valley

Pietermaritzburg – With an extensive knowledge of the Valley of a Thousand Hills from the river, the 2015 BSi Steel dusi2c will be a unique experience for current African Continental Cross Country Champion Bianca Haw who takes to the event for the first time with boyfriend and fellow elite paddler Andrew Houston with eyes on the overall mixed title when ...

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Berg and Bush celebrates decade of dirt

The Berg and Bush mountain bike event marks a “decade of dirt” with major celebrations and extensive route changes planned for the 10th edition of the Central Drakensberg stage race later this year. Race founder Gary Green said one of the new additions would be the “Race up Spioenkop” – a 1.5km hill climb on the Descent feature route – ...

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Howick MTB part of Swiss World Cup build up for Hatherly

Howick – First year Under-23 competitor Alan Hatherly snuck in an eleventh hour entry in for Sunday’s Sappi Howick MTB Classic that the rapidly emerging cross country star will look to use as part of his build up towards the third leg of the UCI MTB World Cup that takes place in Lenzerheide, Switzerland in a month’s time. The young ...

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All tracks lead to Van Gaalen for SA Marathon Champs

Van Gaalen – With the online pre-entry list at the 2200 rider mark, all the top names in mountain biking in South Africa will make the North West Province their home this weekend as they gear up for the 2015 Ashburton Investments National MTB Series Van Gaalen, which doubles up as the South African Mountain Bike Marathon Championships powered by ...

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Big guns loaded for National Marathon Champs battle

On Saturday the 2015 National Mountain Bike Champions will be crowned in what promises to be a spectacular showdown at the fourth round of the Ashburton Investments National MTB Series. The event doubles as the South African Mountain Bike Marathon Championships powered by Stihl and will take place at the Van Gaalen Cheese Farm, Skeerpoort, in the North West Province. The event ...

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Bell, Stander win Nissan Trailseeker series opener

Mpumalanga’s Nico Bell and Western Cape’s Cherise Stander travelled from their home provinces to give Gauteng mountain bikers a lesson when they won the men and women’s titles respectively at Round 1 of the 2015 Gauteng Nissan TrailSeeker Series at Buffelsdrift near Pretoria on Saturday. Bell, the 2014 National Marathon Series Champion who races for the RECM professional team, clocked ...

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Stander and Kleinhans dominates Sani2c

Team RECM stars Cherise Stander and Ariane Kleinhans dominated the field to secure victory at Scottburgh on Saturday, while the pairing of Erik Kleinhans and Nico Bell finished in a credible third place overall. “Cherise and I had three good days of racing. The starts were very fast and that helped us. Its always good to get into a fast ...

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Lill and Woolcock seal the Nedbank sani2c deal

Scottburgh – Blend’s Darren Lill and Waylon Woolcock triumphed at the end of a final stage laced with drama to claim the 2015 Nedbank sani2c title over EAI Wheeler’s Johan Rabie and Swiss speedster Konny Looser whilst the dominant RECM pair of Cherise Stander and Ariane Kleinhans dominated once again to claim an emphatic overall women’s victory at Scottburgh on ...

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Last chance to enter new Bestmed Walkerville ultra

Gauteng mountain bikers have until Monday evening to get their entries in for the testing new ultra marathon race and half-marathon that form part of the Bestmed Walkerville MTB Classic on Saturday, May 23. The 80km event, which is a full 20km longer than in previous years, is set to attract some of South Africa’s top one-day racers as they ...

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