Significant boost for SA cycling fraternity

September 20, 2016

The South African cycling fraternity has received a boost with leading global sport and cycling industry player ASG announcing they have attracted a significant strategic investment from South African Enterprise Development (SAED). “This investment will see us fast-track our growth and international expansion,” ASG founder and CEO Heinrich Dannhauser said after the news broke today. “We welcome SAED on board as our strategic partner as we broaden our product offering…


Withaar wins Silverstar MTB Challenge on debut

September 12, 2016

Jan Withaar used his cross country background to power to victory in his first attempt at the Land Rover West Rand Silverstar MTB Challenge in Krugersdorp today. The 34-year-old from Bryanston in Johannesburg took advantage of the technical sections on the twisty 40km course to establish an early lead and cruise to a comfortable victory in 1:36:44. He was followed home by Wessel Redelinghuys, who crossed the line in 1:38:05,…


ASG acquires TransCape mountain bike race

September 8, 2016

ASG Events have acquired a controlling stake in the TransCape multistage mountain bike race, it was announced this week. The seven-day event across the width of the Western Cape will be added to the company’s repertoire of partnership events, which include flagship races such as the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope, Liberty Encounter Series and Sanlam MTB Invitational. ASG Events chief executive Wynand de Villiers said they were looking forward…


Uys chasing another Silverstar MTB Challenge title

September 1, 2016

Former South African sub-veteran marathon mountain biking champion Henry Uys will be looking to ramp up his game when he defends his title in the Land Rover West Rand Silverstar MTB Challenge in Krugersdorp on September 10. The 33-year-old, who lives in Radiokop in Johannesburg’s West Rand, has shown good form after returning to competition following a month off in mid-year. Besides a third place in the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa MTB…