Moseley Celebrates 30th Birthday with World Cup

Great Britain’s Tracy Moseley celebrated her 30th birthday with podium champagne when she won the women’s downhill event at the first round of the Nissan UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, presented by Shimano, sponsored by DCM Chrome in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on Sunday. Going into Sunday’s final as the fastest qualifier by nine seconds, the Trek World Racing team member had a near flawless run down the 2.8km course to…

April 14, 2009
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Minnaar Wins World Cup Opener in Pietermaritzburg

 South Africa’s Greg Minnaar responded well to the pressure of racing in his hometown when he won the men’s downhill event at the first round of the Nissan UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, presented by Shimano, sponsored by DCM Chrome in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on Sunday. The 27-year-old reigning World Cup Series champion was the second-last rider to start after having been pipped in Friday’s qualifying round by Australian champion,…

April 14, 2009
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Graves, Beerten Win 4X Titles in Pietermaritzburg

Australia’s multi-discipline bicycle racing star, Jared Graves (Yeti Fox), finally ended his run of bad luck when the won the men’s 4X final at the Nissan UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, presented by Shimano, sponsored by DCM Chrome in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday. The 26-year-old former world championship silver medallist had a smooth run through the rounds, winning his Round of 32, quarterfinal and semifinal on a course that’s one of…

April 14, 2009
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DCM CHROME TO SPONSOR INTERNATIONAL CYCLING EVENTS

Johannesburg-based international mining company, DCM Chrome has stepped up its support of cycling in South Africa by sponsoring the two major international events taking place in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa this year. Treble Entertainment, in conjunction with Real Events Management, organisers of both the Nissan UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, presented by Shimano (10-12 April) and the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup (21-22 August), announced on Thursday that DCM Chrome, one…

April 14, 2009
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Women’s Cross-Country Beijing Rematch in Pietermaritzburg

The three medal winners from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games women’s mountain bike event will line-up for a rematch on Saturday; only this time it’s on African soil at the first round of the 2009 Nissan UCI MTB World Cup, presented by Shimano, sponsored by DCM Chrome in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Germany’s Sabine Spitz (Central Ghost Team), Poland’s Maja Wloszczowska (CCC Polkowice) and Russia’s Irina Kalentieva were the first three…

April 14, 2009
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DCM Chrome’s Vision For South African Mountain Biking

Ian van der Walt is the Chief Executive Officer of DCM Chrome, one of the world’s leading producers of chrome and manganese, which has recently become one of the biggest sponsors of mountain biking in South Africa. It’s more than a business decision, this mountain biking sponsorship, it’s driven by Van der Walt’s passion to take the sport to a new level of professionalism and, in the process, give talented…

April 7, 2009
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Commonwealth Countries Shine a MTN National MTB Cup

Australia’s Chris Kovarik and Great Britain’s Tracy Moseley led a Commonwealth country domination of the men and women’s podiums when they each grabbed victory at Round 4 of the MTN National Cup downhill mountain bike racing series in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on Sunday. In downhill racing, the top five finishers get a podium spot, and for the past three years, Australia, Great Britain, South Africa, Canada and New Zealand have…

April 6, 2009
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Olympic Medallists Top Podium at MTN National Cup

Beijing Olympics silver medalist, Maja Wloszczowska of Poland, beat off a strong challenge from the Beijing Games bronze medallist, Russian Irina Kalentieva, to win the Elite women’s cross-country title at Round 4 of the MTN National Mountain Bike Cup Series in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on Saturday. The race was dominated by international riders, who were using the event to prepare for the first round of the 2009 Nissan UCI World…

April 6, 2009
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German Champion Surprises Big Guns to Win MTN SA Cup

German Wolfram Kurschat stunned the favourites to secure a dominant victory at Round 4 of the MTN National Mountain Bike Cup in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on Saturday. After a poor start, the 34-year-old German, who races for the Topeak Ergon team and is currently ranked 35th in the world, began to move through the field, riding from 11th place after the first of seven laps and catching the lead group,…

April 6, 2009
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4X Mountain Bike Racing Makes South African Debut

It’s the newest discipline of international mountain bike racing, but it’s widely regarded as the most exciting and South Africans will get to see live 4X (four-cross) racing for the first time on Friday and Saturday at Round 4 of the MTN National Series in Pietermaritzburg. 4X was added to the International Cycling Union’s (UCI) World Cup Series in 2002 as an evolved version of Dual Slalom, which was introduced…

April 6, 2009
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