USN Cup Series hots up for Round 3 on Midrand Trails

The USN Cup Mountain Bike Series continues to grow and over 1000 mountain bikers are expected to participate in Round 3 in Midrand, Gauteng on Saturday. Established last year, the USN Cup Series provides mountain bikers in Johannesburg and Pretoria with a safe, close-to-home racing experience that caters for all levels of rider. Saturday’s event, which offers three distances, 60km, 30km and 10km, will be held once again at Base…

April 13, 2012
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Parlotones take joBerg2c on musical journey

South Africa’s biggest rock band will take fans of the country’s longest paired mountain bike race on a musical journey set to the soundtrack of its soon to be released new album. The Parlotones have granted organisers of the Old Mutual joBerg2c the right to use songs from Journey Through the Shadows in their daily television coverage before its international release on May 8. The third edition of the event…

April 12, 2012
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KZN’s Big 5 Mountain Bike Series secures two-year MiWay sponsorship

MiWay has signed a two-year sponsorship deal with Zululand’s Big 5 Mountain Bike Series, a major fixture on the annual KZN cycling calendar. “We sponsored the Big 5 for the first time last year and are thrilled to have cemented a long-term relationship with this great team,” says MiWay’s Head of Marketing Carine Conradie-Haffejee. “The series is a perfect fit for our MTB sponsorship strategy. We have a long history…

April 11, 2012
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joBerg2c race organisers build N3 of single track

Organisers of the Old Mutual joBerg2c have announced a groundbreaking partnership with the N3 Toll Concession (N3TC), which will see them creating the “N3 of single track” over the next three years. The nine-day mountain bike race, which starts on April 27, runs virtually parallel to the toll route from Heidelberg to the KwaZulu-Natal midlands before continuing on to finish on the coast at Scottburgh. According to event spokesman Craig…

April 11, 2012
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Cycle Lab Toyota’s Ben and Daniel impress at first Cape Epic

Ben Mwanje and Daniel Alikisente of Team Cycle Lab Toyota completed their first ABSA Cape Epic on Sunday. They were the first black African team to finish the race, but due to their age (older than 26) and nationality (they’re Ugandan), they did not qualify for classification in the new Exxaro Development Team competition. Racing for the JAG Foundation, a charity initiative that uses sport to improve the lives of…

April 3, 2012
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Stander, Sauser toast Cape Epic victory with another stage win!

Sunday’s final stage of the 2012 ABSA Cape Epic wasn’t the procession it was expected to be as defending champions and overall leaders, Burry Stander and Christoph Sauser, attacked their rivals on the 64km leg from Oak Valley to Lourensford to win a sixth stage and claim their second successive overall win as teammates. The 36One-Songo-Specialized pair broke clear of the lead group just before the Telkom Hot Spot, won…

April 2, 2012
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Evans, George fight back with Cape Epic stage win

South Africans Kevin Evans and David George of Team Nedbank 360Life shrugged off the bad luck they’ve endured over the past week to claim a dominant victory on Stage 6 of the 2012 ABSA Cape Epic at Oak Valley on Saturday. The sentimental favourites also continued their yo-yo-like status on the overall classification by moving from fifth back up to second with one day remaining. Overnight leaders and defending champions,…

April 2, 2012
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Stander, Sauser confirm allround ability to win another Cape Epic stage

Burry Stander (RSA) and Christoph Sauser (SUI) of the 36One-Songo-Specialized team showed just what complete mountain bike racers they are when they overcame wet, cold and muddy conditions to win Stage 5 of the 2012 ABSA Cape Epic on Friday. It was their fifth stage win in six days, but it will go down as one of their most memorable. Intermittent rain followed heavy overnight rain to create a muddy,…

April 2, 2012
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Stander, Sauser tighten Cape Epic grip with another stage win

South African Burry Stander and his Swiss teammate, Christoph Sauser (36One-Songo-Specialized) tightened their grip on the 2012 ABSA Cape Epic on Thursday when they won the 105km Stage 4 and extended their overall lead. The dust-coated teammates cruised across the finish line with broad grins in a time of four hours 42 minutes 49 seconds, securing their fourth stage win of this edition of the race and extending their overall…

April 2, 2012
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