Ellis finally gets the win he’s been striving for

It took a while, but at long last Ryan Ellis achieved that one big victory that he was striving for when he won the MiWay Half marathon race over 40km on Saturday (28 August). The Zambian-born rider who attends school in Pietermaritzburg, impressed with the way in which he attacked on the rocky climb about eight kilometers into the race and then time trialed to the finish. Allan Britnell and…

August 30, 2010
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Stopforth is back with a bang and wins MTN National XCM5 in Cullinan

What happened to Ischen Stopforth (Bizhub)? Is she still cycling? During the past few months these questions continued to crop up at mountain-bike races. Well, the doctor from George let her legs do the talking on Saturday (28 August) when she won the MTN women’s marathon in Cullinan. Yolandi du Toit (Bizhub) finished second with Karien van Jaarsveld (USN) third, Sanet Smal (Ghost) fourth and Caitlin de Wet (Specialized/Mr Price)…

August 30, 2010
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MTN Cullinan a roaring success

What is the best way to frustrate the lions in Gauteng? If you were the organizer of the MTN series, you would simply show them a ‘Meals on wheels menu’ without allowing them to place any orders. That is what happened this past weekend (28 August), during the MTN marathon event that took place in and around Cullinan. One of the definite highlights for the riders, who participated in the…

August 30, 2010
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Evans claims National series title in style by winning the MTN National XCM5 in Cullinan

When Kevin Evans (MTN-Energade) makes up his mind to finish off something, it is not just idle talk. He proved this on Saturday (28 August) when he won the Cullinan ultra-marathon (100km) in the MTN series in fine style by outsprinting David George (SAFindit) to take his fourth victory in the series and win the series overall. Max Knox (DCM) finished third, with Jacques Janse van Rensburg (DCM) fourth and…

August 30, 2010
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Can Evans make it four out of five at the MTN Cullinan Ultra Marathon this weekend?

‘Just finish it off and get it over and done,’ is the approach that Kevin Evans (MTN-Energade) will have on Saturday (28 August 2010) with regard to the MTN ultra-marathon in Cullinan. Evans has, so far this year, already won three of the four races in the MTN series, namely Attakwas, Sabie and Clarence. This means that all he needs to do on Saturday to win the series overall again,…

August 27, 2010
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USN Signs up another top cyclist

After signing South African women’s road cycling champion, Cherise Taylor, earlier this month, Ultimate Sports Nutrition (USN) has announced it will also sponsor the country’s brightest new cycling star, Karien van Jaarsveld. Van Jaarsveld (29), a former teammate of Taylor on the now-disbanded Nashua Ladies Cycling Team, will no longer be without a sponsor after she was added to USN’s high-profile cycling line-up on Thursday. With provincial colours in biathlon…

August 27, 2010
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Dryland out to make Southern Cape and Karoo the endurance mecca of South Africa

It seems that, if the brains trust of the Dryland Event Management could have their own way, the Southern Cape and Klein Karoo would become the mecca for South African holiday makers who cannot resist a good physical challenge. Henco Rademeyer, Carl Herholdt and Katot Meyer, all connected with the Dryland Events, have already ensured that the Attakwas and Chandelier races have become two of the must-do mountain bike marathons…

August 24, 2010
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In form Janse van Rensburg takes the win at Lost City

The riders from MTN-Energade managed to achieve a first, a second and a third place during the past weekend (21-22 August 2010). They did not do this in one single race, but in three different races, namely the Lost City races for men and women and the Engen Dynamic Cycle Challenge race. Reinhardt Janse van Rensburg (MTN-Energade), who won the Lost City race, proved that he is the in-form rider…

August 24, 2010
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Bellingan beats big guns to win lost city challenge

Some of South Africa’s top mountain bike racers lined up at the start of the 2010 Audi Lost City Mountain Bike Challenge on Sunday, but it was rising star, Renier Bellingan (USN), that grabbed the limelight when he won the popular event. At 50km, it’s one of the shorter events on the national calendar, but its close proximity Johannesburg and Pretoria and glamorous location at the Lost City leisure resort,…

August 23, 2010
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Buys is better and upbeat about World MTB XC Champs

It took some weeks but, at long last, Philip Buys (Garmin-adidas) can forget the spelling of words such as ‘cough’, ‘sneeze’ and ‘fever’. His only objective at the moment is to ensure that he will be fighting fit for the UCI World Cross-country Championship in Canada in three weeks’ time. There is much interest in Buys’ performance at the World Championship, especially because he has established himself as South Africa’s…

August 18, 2010
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