Downhill World Champion for Pietermaritzburg World Cup

It has been confirmed that British ace Gee Atherton, the current men’s downhill world champion, will be in action at the first round of the 2009 Nissan UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Pietermaritzburg next week. Atherton, who races with his brother Dan and sister Rachel on the Animal Commencal team, won the first round of the Maxxis Cup in Gouviea, Portugal, for the second year in succession earlier this…

March 31, 2009
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McLean, Wilson Gun for Cape Epic Master’s Title

They’re over 40 but by no means over the hill. In fact, they’re some of the fittest athletes in the world! A total of 138 teams will compete in the Master’s category at the 2009 Absa Cape Epic which in all likelihood, will have a higher percentage of finishers than any of the other categories. You see, these guy aren’t professional mountain bike racers, but they’ve endured enough life stuff…

March 23, 2009
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Mountain Bike World Cup Tickets Selling Fast

With just three weeks remaining, tickets are selling out fast for the first round of the Nissan UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, presented by Shimano, which takes place in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa from 10-12 April. The most prestigious international cycling event ever to be held in South Africa has attracted virtually all of the world’s best mountain bike racers who will contest three spectator-friendly disciplines on the forested slopes just…

March 23, 2009
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Competition Commission Enquiry – Fritz Pienaar Cycles Response

Fritz Pienaar Cycles response to the announcement by the Competition Commission that it intends to launch an enquiry into alleged price-fixing by the cycle retail industry and thereby implicating Fritz Pienaar Cycles as one of the parties allegedly involved: We firmly deny any involvement in any alleged scheme to break the law and create a so-called cartel to fix prices or margins in the cycle retail industry. We did attend…

March 16, 2009
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