joBerg2c lead changes hands again

Neil MacDonald and Brandon Stewart claimed their second stage win and with it the overall lead on day five of the nine-day joBerg2c mountain bike race on Tuesday. The FedGroup-Itec duo turned up the heat on the 98km stage from Winterton to Kamberg in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, which featured a total ascent of more than 1 500 metres. With only RE:CM’s Waylon Woolcock and Lourens Luus able to keep pace…

April 30, 2013
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Mountain biking heaven in Zululand, KZN

KwaZulu-Natal mountain biking enthusiasts are gearing up for the MiWay Big 5 Mountain Bike Series. Launched in 2006, the annual challenge sees riders competing in five races taking place in Zululand’s top trails over a period of five months. MiWay’s sponsorship has helped grow the series and encouraged participation for the sport in KZN, believes Shane Webster, marketing manager of Big 5 Marketing. “Everyone talks about the growth in interest…

April 30, 2013
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Knipe, Van Hoovels steal stage four of joBerg2c

There was high drama on day four of joBerg2c mountain bike race as Louis-Bresler Knipe and Kevin van Hoovels took advantage of a wrong turn by the lead group to snatch victory on the first of the climbing stages on Monday. The Contego riders were eventually chased down but held their nerve in a dramatic four-team sprint to the finish on the 122km stage from Sterkfontein Dam in the Free…

April 29, 2013
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Woolcock and Luus storm to joBerg2c lead

Former winner Waylon Woolcock and national marathon champion Lourens Luus stormed into the finish to take the stage win and overall lead on day three of joBerg2c mountain bike race on Sunday. The RE:CM riders claimed victory on the gruelling 130km queen stage between Reitz and Sterkfontein Dam near Harrismith in the Free State in 4:34:02. They were followed home by overnight leaders Brandon Stewart and Neil MacDonald (FedGroup-Itec) in…

April 28, 2013
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Stewart, MacDonald sprint to joBerg2c lead

Brandon Stewart and Neil MacDonald of FedGroup-Itec fired the opening salvo as the racing proper got under way on the second stage of the nine-day joBerg2c mountain bike race on Saturday. As the rest of the country enjoyed the Freedom Day celebrations, it was business as usual for the top pro teams as they battled it out all the way along the 93km stage from Frankfort to Reitz in the…

April 27, 2013
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MacDonald takes to joBerg2c stage

Former winner and last year’s runner-up Neil MacDonald will once again have victory in his sights when he and FedGroup-Itec team-mate Brandon Stewart line up for the nine-day joBerg2c mountain bike race on Friday. The former roadie is currently in good stage-racing form, both on and off-road, following strong performances at the recent Mzansi Tour and Absa Cape Epic. MacDonald finished seventh overall in the five-day road tour and took…

April 24, 2013
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Surf’s up at Nedbank sani2c

Participants in next month’s Nedbank sani2c mountain bike race will be the first in the world to ride a breaking wave when they pedal across the new Nedbank 360Life bridge at Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal coast. The three-day race, which is presented by Nedbank Private Wealth, will see 4 500 riders pedal 200 metres into the Indian Ocean before crossing the finish line on the town’s main beach. According to…

April 24, 2013
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Records tumble at mega-distance 36ONE MTB Challenge

A number of records tumbled at the second annual 36ONE MTB Challenge 361-kilometre non-stop mountain bike race in and around Oudtshoorn in South Africa’s Western Cape province at the weekend. Starting with a record field – a 40% increase over the inaugural race in 2012 – the mega-distance event, which set riders off at 19h00 on Friday night with a 36.1 hour cut-off, saw the first record fall when the…

April 24, 2013
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2013 joBerg2c TV broadcast schedule

  For all repeats, please see the below TV schedule from 26 April – 5 May 2013. Friday 26 April, 2013 PREMIER: Joberg2c, Day 1 Karan Beef (near Heidelberg) To Frankfort 113km — 21:00 on SS6 Saturday 27 April, 2013 Joberg2c, Day 1 Karan Beef (near Heidelberg) To Frankfort 113km — 05:45 on SS5 Joberg2c, Day 1 Karan Beef (near Heidelberg) To Frankfort 113km — 09:30 on SS5 PREMIER: Joberg2c…

April 22, 2013
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Olympic rowers tackle joBerg2c

Olympic rowing champion Matthew Brittain will have no shortage of new friends when he and his fellow mountain bikers take to the Vaal Dam for the dragon boat crossing on the opening stage of the joBerg2c on Friday. Brittain, who was a member of South Africa’s gold medal winning lightweight coxless fours in London last year, will team up with another former national rower, Rob Dormehl, for the nine-day stage…

April 22, 2013
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