World champs success for Cycle Lab Supercycling Club, powered by Toyota

Cycle Lab Supercycling, powered by Toyota club members claimed a total of five medals at the 2014 Rainbow Challenge final, which doubled as the Masters Marathon Mountain Bike World Championships in Pietermaritzburg at the weekend. Andrew McLean (50-54 years) and Greg Anderson (55-59 years) claimed gold medals; Bruce Diesel (45-49 years) and Paul Furbank (55-59 years) secured silver medals; and David Cooke (35-39) grabbed a bronze medal in their respective…

June 30, 2014
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Madibaz cyclists set sights on student champs

The Bestmed-Shukuma Madibaz cycling team have their sights set on the top step of the podium at the three-day University Sport South Africa cycling championship, which starts in Pretoria on July 1. The Port Elizabeth-based riders, who finished second overall on home soil last year, will be aiming to dethrone the hosts and defending champions, the University of Pretoria, in the team classification. The yellow jersey will also be up…

June 23, 2014
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Knysna race gives kids a brighter future

The RECM Knysna 200 mountain bike stage race is helping to give underprivileged children a chance at a brighter future by supporting local educational and sporting initiatives. The three-day event, which took place in and around the Garden Route town earlier this month, saw more than 350 riders turn out to do their bit for the greater good. According to race organiser Louise Wilson of Garden Route Events, the event…

June 19, 2014
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The Munga Mountain Bike Race adds team entry limit

Organisers of The Munga, the new single-stage 1000-kilometre mountain bike race in South Africa, have decided to limit the number of teams to 450 for the inaugural edition, which takes place from 3-8 December 2014. Since its launch on 22 May, global interest in the event has been significant, largely due to the guaranteed US $1 million dollar prize purse, the richest podium payout in endurance sport. But the organisers…

June 19, 2014
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Sondela offers family mountain biking festival

The Bestmed Sondela Mountain Bike Classic will roll out a weekend festival of riding and family entertainment just outside Bela-Bela in the Limpopo Province at the end of June. Some 1 400 participants are expected to take part in the two-day line-up of races, making it the largest event of its kind in the Bushveld. According to route director and group operations manager Melgard Meyer, the event offered a premium…

June 18, 2014
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Spectacular route launched for 2014 Cape Pioneer Trek

The route for the 2014 Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race in South Africa has been finalised and holds some spectacular highlights for the more than 800 riders to look forward to come 12 October when the sixth edition of the race gets underway. For the first time, the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek will have International Cycling Union (UCI) grading status, which means an increase in prize…

June 18, 2014
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Pfitzenmaier ‘gifted’ Knysna stage win

It was a fitting birthday celebration for Nico Pfitzenmaier as he and Renay Groustra were all but gifted the stage win on day two of the RECM Knysna 200 on Saturday. The RSA Web-Dorma pair powered up and down the climbs on the 68km stage from Quinta da Monthana, just off the Rheenendal road, to claim their second consecutive stage at Thesen Harbour Town in 2:48:23. Second on the day,…

June 9, 2014
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Pfitzenmaier, Groustra take emphatic Knysna win

Nico Pfitzenmaier and Renay Groustra powered to a third consecutive stage win to claim an emphatic victory in the RECM Knysna 200 on the Garden Route on Sunday. The duo showed their technical superiority when they took the lead in extremely muddy conditions on day one and did not relinquish it again. They set a blistering pace on the final 58km stage through the Harkerville Forest to put the seal…

June 9, 2014
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De Groot retains National Marathon title on ‘hectic’ course

Robyn de Groot (Biogen Toyota) outclassed a strong field and conquered a tough course to retain the South African Women’s Marathon Mountain Bike title in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday. De Groot clocked a winning time of 04 hours 04 minutes 32 seconds for the 70km course, which took the riders out of Pietermaritzburg, up to Hilton and back down to Pietermaritzburg for a total of 2400 metres of vertical ascent. London…

June 9, 2014
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Pfitzenmaier and Groustra take muddy Knysna win

World cross-country masters champion Nico Pfitzenmaier and teammate Renay Groustra outclassed the competition to take a mud-splattered victory on the opening stage of the RECM Knysna 200 in the Garden Route town on Friday. The RSA Web-Dorma riders turned up the heat in icy conditions to claim the 74km stage from the Knysna Elephant Park to Thesen Island Harbour Town in 3:15:24. Martin Epstein and Andrew Davies, riding in the…

June 6, 2014
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