Epic champ ready for Zuurberg trek

Well-known television presenter and Cape Epic champion in the grand masters category Andrew Mclean will be on the start line of the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek, which starts near Addo just outside Port Elizabeth on May 30. Mclean and teammate Bruce Diesel will be part of an exclusive field for the three-day mountain bike stage race, which, he says, has the potential to become one of the iconic events in…

May 26, 2014
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Knox and Evans sew up 10th sani2c

Multiple former winners Kevin Evans and Max Knox combined their firepower to win the 10th Nedbank sani2c mountain bike race that culminated on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast on Saturday. After three days of racing, the Itec pair finished fifth on the 85km final stage from Highflats to Scottburgh to take overall victory in an aggregate time of 8:57:45. JoBerg2c winners Gawie Combrinck and Johann Rabie, of EAI South Africa, came…

May 20, 2014
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De Groot claims second SANI2C victory

South African marathon champion, Robyn de Groot, teamed up with Swedish marathon champion, Jennie Stenerhag, to secure a dominant win in the women’s category at the 2014 Nedbank Sani2c mountain bike stage race at the weekend. Attracting 4500 participants, the three-day 265km race from Underberg to Scottburgh in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province is the biggest mountain bike stage race in the world. The event was celebrating its 10th anniversary and…

May 20, 2014
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Overall leaders hang on despite spills at sani2c

Kevin Evans and Max Knox won a suspense-filled second stage to hang onto their overnight lead at the Nedbank sani2c, which rolled out from Ixopo to Highflats in KwaZulu-Natal on Friday. After a day of thrills and spills among the pro contenders, the Itec pair – who hold seven sani2c titles between them – raced into the finish at Jolivet farm to take the 99km queen stage in 3:36:58. Unlucky…

May 16, 2014
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Knox and Evans fire opening salvo at sani2c

Former champions Kevin Evans and Max Knox fired the opening salvo of the 10th annual Nedbank sani2c to take the first stage of the three-day mountain bike race in KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday. Knox and Evans (Itec) led from the start of the 82km stage from Underberg to power into the finish at MacKenzie Club near Ixopo in a time of 2:42:10. Nearest challengers Erik Kleinhans and RECM teammate Nico Bell,…

May 16, 2014
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Last chance to enter Great Zuurberg Trek

Mountain biking enthusiasts have a final window of opportunity to ride one of the Eastern Cape’s most scenic and diverse stage races before entries for the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek close on Monday. The second edition of the three-day race, which centres around the Zuurberg mountain range just outside Port Elizabeth from May 30, traverses the Sundays River Valley and Addo Elephant National Park with the plateau offering stunning views…

May 14, 2014
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Bell ready for ding-dong battle at sani2c

With the world marathon championships looming, Nico Bell is preparing for a ding-dong battle as he mounts his title defence at the Nedbank sani2c mountain bike race in KwaZulu-Natal from Thursday. Bell, riding in the colours of Team RECM, will saddle up with Cape Epic partner Erik Kleinhans for the 10th edition of the world’s largest stage race. Last year, he claimed victory in the three-day race from Underberg to…

May 14, 2014
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Dirty new role for soapie star

It will be lights, camera and action for small screen star Hlubi Mboya this weekend – not in front of the cameras, but as a rider in the world’s biggest mountain bike stage race. Mboya, best known for her role as Nandipha in the hit soap opera Isidingo, will be riding alongside Bestmed-ASG’s Zandile Ndhlovu in the challenging Nedbank sani2c in KwaZulu-Natal from May 15 to 17. Although relatively new…

May 13, 2014
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Ten years of thrills celebrated at sani2c

  Organiser Glen Haw said online entries for this year’s event, which follows a 270km route from Underberg to Scottburgh, had once again sold out in a matter of seconds. “Our final preparations have now been made and we’re looking forward to welcoming old friends and new participants back for another year of thrills,” said Haw. “Farmer Glen”, as Haw is affectionately known, founded the three-day event in 2005 (with…

May 12, 2014
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Lead changes hands at joBerg2c

The racing took a dramatic turn on day eight of the nine-day joBerg2c as Darren Lill and Waylon Woolcock surged into the overall lead on the 99km stage from Ixopo to Highflats in KwaZulu-Natal on Friday. The Umkomaas River Valley descent proved to be a watershed moment in the race, as leaders Johann Rabie and Gawie Combrinck saw their hopes of victory punctured on the penultimate stage. Cannondale-Blend’s Woolcock and…

May 5, 2014
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