Cape Winelands MTB

Liberty rolls with Cape Winelands mountain bike race

Long-time cycling supporter Liberty has thrown its weight behind the Cape Winelands MTB Encounter, a three-stage, five-star mountain bike race that starts in Stellenbosch on April 17. The inaugural 175km race, which is presented by ASG and MTB Adventures, will see an exclusive field of just 100 two-person teams enjoying some of the country’s best mountain biking terrain around Franschhoek, Paarl and Wellington. According to organiser Wynand de Villiers of…

Max Knox

ABSA Cape Epic: Evans Seeks the Perfect 10 with Knox

The 2015 ABSA Cape Epic will be the 11th one that Kevin Evans starts. He’s hoping it’s going to be the 10th one he finishes. He’s also hoping he finishes it with a few podium visits and a smile because it could be his final edition as a professional racer. In terms of South Africans, only the late Burry Stander has achieved more success than Evans at the world’s most…

Rourke Courser (left) and Travis Walker, pictured here after their victory at the four-day Isuzu Trucks PE Plett stage race in September 2014, will be chasing more stage-race success at the ABSA Cape Epic as Team USN Full Dynamix.
Photo credit: Isuzu Trucks PE Plett

USN Backs Young South African Stars for Cape Epic

USN BACKS YOUNG SOUTH AFRICAN STARS FOR CAPE EPIC South African Elite Cross-country mountain bike champion, Rourke Croeser, and his teammate, Travis Walker, have been given a boost ahead of the 2015 ABSA Cape Epic with the announcement that leading sports supplement brand, USN, will be backing their quest to be the top African team. The Cape Epic starts in Cape Town on Sunday 15 March and finishes on Sunday…

Kim le Court

Le Court crowned at Carnival City classic

Team Bestmed-ASG-Multihull’s Kim le Court claimed her first win of the 2015 season at the Carnival City Macsteel National Classic in Brakpan on Sunday. Mauritian Le Court positioned herself perfectly in the final four-rider selection to take the finishing sprint ahead of Lynette Burger and third-placed An-Li Kachelhoffer, both of Activate-Demacon. The 18-year-old, who claimed an impressive victory in the Amashova Durban Classic last year, said the flatter course had…


Multiple world champ Stoltz to debut at dual-cross series

The increasingly popular trail synergy race that blends mountain biking and trail running, the 2015 Momentum Health OatWell Dual-Cross Series powered by PeptoPro, will commence this weekend at Hakahana Trails, near Hartebeespoortdam, west of Pretoria. Brand du Plessis and Lise Olivier won the men and women’s series titles respectively in 2014 and will be back in 2015 for more exciting race action in the four-race series, widely regarded as the…

Stefan Sahm

Sahm heads epic field for Garden Route race

Top international mountain bikers are set to descend on Knysna for a serious three-day fitness test at the Garden Route 300 stage race from February 27. Leading the pack will be three-time Cape Epic winner Stefan Sahm of Germany’s Team Bulls, who teams up with former GR300 champion Timo Cooper for a crack at the title. Also on the start line will be Austria’s Wolfgang Krenn, who counts the 24-hour…

Lise Olivier

Eyob earns first Berge en Dale win

The MTN-Qhubeka feeder team’s Metkel Eyob showed good early season form as he soloed to victory in the Action Ford Berge en Dale Classic, presented by Optimum Financial Services, near Krugersdorp on Saturday. The Eritrean climber made short work of the undulating 102km route to win the West Rand’s biggest cycle race in a time of 2:25:16. He was followed across the finish line at Cradlestone Mall by teammate Stefan…


Matthee takes season-opening win

Team Bestmed-Multihull-ASG’s newest signing Maroesjka Matthee got their season off to a flying start with a win at the 30th edition of The Herald VW Cycle Tour in Port Elizabeth on Sunday. Track star Matthee put her powerful turn of speed to good use as she outsprinted 13-time winner and PE-based favourite Anriette Schoeman in the finishing straight to take a rain-soaked win in the 106km Classic in 3:00:13. Veteran…


Strong International field for Ashburton investments national MTB series opener

A strong international field will contest the first round of the Ashburton Investments National MTB Series in South Africa, which takes place at Meerendal Wines in the Western Cape on Saturday in what promises to be a world-class display of quality racing. The season opening UCI Category 3 status event has attracted some of the biggest names in local and international mountain biking. Numerous ABSA Cape Epic contenders and world…


Jakkalsvlei MTB and trail run – a new year with a new MTB route at the new Jakkalsvlei wine tasting room

The Inaugural Jakkalsvlei Mountain bike race and the Jackal Trail Run took place on the 24th of January at the newly built Wine Tasting Room at Jakkalsvlei Wine Estate in Herbertsdale. With an exciting 57km MTB and a shorter 27km MTB option, riders of all abilities were able to explore the best kept secret of the garden route. There was also a 6km Jackal Trail Run that proved to be…