STEWART BIDS FAREWELL TO DCM, STARTS NEW CAREER PHASE

Brandon Stewart, one of South Africa’s most successful professional mountain bike racers, begins a new phase of his career on Friday when he starts the nine-day Fairbairn Capital Old Mutual joBerg2c stage race. Stewart’s final race for the DCM team was the UCI World Cup, which took place in Pietermaritzburg last weekend. He spent three years with the DCM outfit, but has elected to leave the team in order to…

April 28, 2011
Read More >>

Mclean tips Knox and Niyonshuti for joBerg2c

Last year’s champion Andrew Mclean tipped MTN-DoItNow’s Adrien Niyonshuti and Max Knox for overall honours in the 900-kilometre Fairbairn Capital/Old Mutual joBerg2c that starts on Friday and ends nine days later. He said the young Rwandan mountain biker was currently in winning form after securing the African jersey with Namibian team-mate Mannie Heymans at the recent Absa Cape Epic. At the same time, Knox, who skipped the brutal eight-day event,…

April 28, 2011
Read More >>

Niyonshuti leads African challenge at joBerg2c

Adrien Niyonshuti from Rwanda, who is set to become his country’s first mountain biking Olympian at the 2012 London Olympic Games, will lead the African challenge at the Fairbairn Capital/Old Mutual joBerg2c from April 29. The MTN-Qhubeka rider, who will partner Ghost-DoItNow’s Max Knox, has issued a stern warning to his fellow competitors in the nine-day, 900km event between Heidelberg in Gauteng and Scottburgh in KwaZulu-Natal. “Every race I enter…

April 20, 2011
Read More >>

Evans set for sani2c comeback

Four-time Subaru sani2c winner Kevin Evans announced last night that he will be making his competitive comeback at the three-day KwaZulu-Natal event that starts on May 19. Team 360 Life’s Evans (32) and team-mate David George (35) were considered the best hope for an all-South African win at this month’s Absa Cape Epic – until Evans fell and broke his collarbone during the first stage. The injury was a major…

April 19, 2011
Read More >>

BURGER BREAKS LONG VICTORY DROUGHT AT WILRO 100

As if on cue, light rain began to fall as former South African champion, Lynette Burger (Nashua Toyota) crossed the finish line first to break her 14-month victory drought at the Wilro 100 Lions Cycle Challenge at Tarlton northwest of Johannesburg on Sunday. It was Burger’s first major win since early 2010 and it confirmed her good form ahead of the South African Track Cycling Championships, which take place next…

April 18, 2011
Read More >>

SA road champ aims to win joBerg2c

Team DCM’s reigning South African road champion Darren Lill has entered the nine-day Fairbairn Capital/Old Mutual joBerg2c mountain bike race – which starts on April 29 – with the intention of winning it. In what promises to be a formidable partnership, Lill will be riding alongside former national cross-country champion Brandon Stewart (29). “It has always been in the back of our minds to do something like joBerg2c,” said Lill….

April 18, 2011
Read More >>

Du Toit peaking for title defence

Defending champion Yolandi du Toit has proved she’s peaking at the perfect moment to mount a strong defence of her title at the Fairbairn Capital/Old Mutual joBerg2c mountain bike race. Du Toit’s win in this past weekend’s Mr Price Karkloof Classic should give her a timely confidence boost ahead of the nine-day stage race on April 29. The 25-year-old will team up with top Mauritian rider Aurelie Halbwachs under the…

April 18, 2011
Read More >>

RABIE GETS REMATCH WITH HOUSE AT TOUR DE KOREA

Johann Rabie, runner-up at the Cell C Tour of South Africa earlier this year, will get a rematch of sorts with Tour of South Africa winner, Christian House, at the Tour de Korea, which starts on Friday. Rabie is part of a talented, but relatively inexperienced Team Bonitas squad selected to tackle one of Asia’s most important cycling events. And he’ll be hoping to have recovered fully from illness by…

April 15, 2011
Read More >>

LANGE SPORTS AND RE:CM LAUNCH MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE TEAM

Following the successful establishment of a professional road cycling team in 2009, Malcolm Lange, owner of Team Bonitas-Medscheme, has, in conjunction with a new commercial partner, expanded his professional bicycle racing portfolio to create Team RE:CM, a South African–based mountain bike racing team. Team RE:CM will make its debut on a race start line at the Fairbairn Capital Old Mutual joBerg2c later this month and will participate at most high-profile…

April 11, 2011
Read More >>