Last call for Berg & Bush entries

  Riders looking for a place at this year’s FedGroup Berg & Bush mountain bike race will have one last chance when the final call for online entries takes place at 10am on Monday, June 3. According to organiser Gary Green, the eighth edition of the stage race, which rolls through KwaZulu-Natal in October, is almost fully subscribed with just a few slots still available. “All the events will close…

May 31, 2013
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Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek gears up for fifth-edition growth

  The 2013 Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race continues to grow in both participant numbers and stature. The route for the seven-day South African race, which takes place in the Western Cape province from 20-27 October 2013, will be revealed at two separate route launches next week, one in Johannesburg and the other in Cape Town. The fifth edition of the annual fully-catered race, one of…

May 31, 2013
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Top field set for Knysna stage race

Some of the country’s top mountain bikers will head a capacity field when the third edition of the RE:CM Knysna 200 stage race rolls out on June 7. The title sponsor’s Waylon Woolcock and Lourens Luus, who finished second at the recent joBerg2c, will be looking for a rematch with champion Brandon Stewart, who saddles up with solo category winner Kevin Evans under the FedGroup-Itec banner. Also in the mix…

May 23, 2013
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Jock takes a detour for 30th edition

    South Africa’s toughest one-day race, the BESTmed Jock Cycle Classique will take a detour onto a brand-new route for its 30th edition on July 20. The three-stage national classic, which is presented by ASG, traditionally takes place on a triangular route between Barberton, Kaapmuiden and Nelspruit in Mpumalanga. But this year it has been diverted for that most mundane of reasons – roadworks. “The route changes are due…

May 20, 2013
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Knox, Bell claim sani2c title

Max Knox and Nico Bell held onto their overnight lead to claim overall victory in the three-day Nedbank sani2c mountain bike race that finished on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast on Saturday. Riding in the colours of EAI-Westvaal, the pair finished fourth on the 80km final stage from Highflats to Scottburgh to claim the victors’ laurels in an aggregate time of 9:44:50. It was Knox’s second win in the world’s largest…

May 20, 2013
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Keey and Lill claim first stage at sani2c

  After a run of bad luck this season, Charles Keey and Darren Lill finally got the break they needed to claim the opening stage of the three-day Nedbank sani2c mountain bike race near Ixopo in KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday. The Cannondale-Blend duo timed it perfectly to hold off all contenders in a bunch sprint to the finish, taking the 87km stage from Underberg to MacKenzie Club in 2:47:10. They were…

May 16, 2013
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Evans a marked man at Nedbank sani2c

With five wins from six starts, defending champion Kevin Evans will be a marked man when the three-day Nedbank sani2c mountain bike race rolls out of Underberg in KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday. Evans, who is slowly returning to form following complications from abdominal surgery, is set to mount his title defence in the 271km Race alongside ad hoc partner Gawie Combrinck. The FedGroup-Itec duo will face stiff competition from a strong…

May 15, 2013
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Argus champion debuts at sani2c

  Cape Argus champion Anriëtte Schoeman will make her first foray into serious mountain biking at the world’s largest fully serviced stage race, the 251km Nedbank sani2c, in KwaZulu-Natal from Thursday. The seven-time Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour winner and eight-time national road champion will take on the three-day race from Underberg to Scottburgh alongside another converted dirt roadie Gary Marescia. Riding in the colours of Aca Joe,…

May 13, 2013
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Olympic rower ready to race in Knysna

  Fresh from his success at joBerg2c, Olympic gold medallist Matthew Brittain is set to be more than just a celebrity guest at the three-day RE:CM Knysna 200 mountain bike race next month. Brittain, who finished sixth overall alongside Rob Dormehl in the nine-day event, will once again team up with his fellow rower to take on the Garden Route race from June 7. The 26-year-old oarsman said he hoped…

May 10, 2013
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SCOTT riders shine in South African stage races

Mountain bike stage racing is big in South Africa. The good year-round weather, varied terrain and world-class events offer a perfect platform for multi-day bike races. Riders on SCOTT bikes have been prominent at the country’s two largest mountain bike stage races of 2013 – the ABSA Cape Epic in March and joBerg2c in April and May. Phillip Buys and Matthys Beukes of Team SCOTT Factory Racing impressed with their…

May 7, 2013
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