Tag Archives: Sanlam MTB Invitational

Teens dominate Paarl mountain bike race at first attempt

Stellenbosch teenagers Robert Hobson and Rossouw Bekker claimed the Sanlam MTB Invitational title on their debut after leading the two-day race from start to finish. The Flandria Cycles pair overcame any inexperience as a first-time partnership to win both stages of the race, which started and finished at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate near Paarl. The youngsters dominated the 60km opening day ...

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Seyffert, Kachelhoffer rekindle partnership for Paarl race

Despite not having ridden together this year, Pieter Seyffert and Hanco Kachelhoffer will still make a formidable team when they defend their title in the Sanlam MTB Invitational near Paarl this weekend. The two-day race, which starts at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, will have the Paarl Mountain as a key feature on both the 60km and 40km stages. Seyffert, who won ...

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Invitational Paarl race heads in a new direction

Eager to showcase the variety on offer in the Sanlam MTB Invitational, organisers ASG Events are preparing to unveil a number of changes to the route for next week’s event. The annual race in the Western Cape takes place from Rhebokskloof Wine Estate near Paarl on November 18 and 19, with stages of 60km on the Saturday and 40km on ...

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Kachelhoffer, Seyffert triumph in Sanlam MTB Invitational

Hanco Kachelhoffer and Pieter Seyffert ended a three-year partnership on a high note when they won the Sanlam MTB Invitational two-stage mountain bike race at Rhebokskloof near Paarl today. The ASG duo won the 60km opening stage on Saturday to take a comfortable lead of just under six minutes into the second day. The buffer allowed them to control the ...

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Kachelhoffer backs two-day stage race concept

Top South African professional cyclist Hanco Kachelhoffer is looking forward to the concept of a two-day stage race when he competes in the Sanlam MTB Invitational at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate near Paarl on November 19 and 20. Previously a single-day event, race organisers ASG Events have extended it to two stages (60km and 40km), believing there is a gap in ...

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Riders to test themselves in two-stage Paarl race

Mountain bikers will have a rare opportunity to compete in a two-day stage race when the Sanlam MTB Invitational is held at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate near Paarl on November 19 and 20. Previously a one-day event, route director Darren Herbst said he and ASG Events chief executive Wynand de Villiers had felt there was a gap in the market for ...

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Our route-building team have unearthed every bit of wonderful and rideable mountain-biking terrain on and around the Paarl Mountain and the end result is the very best way to experience the mountain and the views over the surrounding Simonsberg and Drakenstein ranges. These imposing ranges are just an unbelievable sight early morning and you can even see Table Mountain from ...

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Events showcase Paarl as mountain biking destination

The Sanlam MTB Invitational in November is another high-profile event that showcases the Paarl region as a preferred mountain biking destination in South Africa. According to www.paarlmtb.com contributor Louis Ferreira, mountain bike events in and around the beautiful and mountainous Western Cape town have increased in popularity over the past decade. He said races such as the Invitational and Bestmed Paarl MTB ...

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New trails for Sanlam MTB early birders

An exciting mix of adventure trails awaits riders when the Sanlam MTB Invitational takes place from Rhebokskloof Wine Estate near Paarl on November 19 and 20. Having completed a survey of the possible route options this week, race director Darren Herbst, from ASG Events, said they were looking forward to creating an interesting challenge for riders. He said the route ...

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Early surprise for Sanlam MTB Invitational entrants

An exciting initiative will benefit early entries in the Sanlam MTB Invitational with a state-of-the-art backpack from presenting sponsors Scicon up for grabs. The early bird incentive for the race, which will take place at Rhebokskloof near Paarl on November 19 and 20, will apply to those who enter before July 29. Race director Darren Herbst, from ASG Events, said ...

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