Cape Pioneer Trek enters new era with top sponsors

December 14, 2016

The 2017 Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race, to which entries opened on 14 December 2016, will offer a refined rider experience, a Queen Stage and a fresh look, thanks to the investment of new sponsors, Momentum Health and Biogen.   The ninth edition of the annual seven-day mountain bike stage race, which is dubbed #racewithsoul, will be the first of a three-year partnership with Momentum Health, South…

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Fedgroup invests in refreshed PE Plett mountain bike race

December 13, 2016

The fifth edition of the PE Plett, South Africa’s premier four-day mountain bike stage race, will herald the start of a new era for the event with the announcement that FedGroup will be the title sponsor.   Also new for 2017 is a date change. After four editions held in September, each of which has endured challenging weather conditions such as wind, rain and mud, organisers, Red Cherry, have shifted…

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Tankwa Trek goes fully international with new sponsors, UCI status

December 13, 2016

The Tankwa Trek isn’t South Africa’s oldest three-day mountain bike stage race. Neither is it the biggest. But it is firmly on track to become the most internationally recognised, following the addition of two new sponsors and the upgrade to International Cycling Union (UCI) status.   The three-day race, which was only established in 2013, has rapidly become one of the most prestigious mountain bike races in South Africa. This…

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New format boost for Ashburton Investments National MTB Series

December 12, 2016

Three fresh venues and a new format will give the Ashburton Investments National Mountain Bike Series a boost for the 2017 South African mountain bike-racing season.   Five of the seven rounds of the 2017 Ashburton Investments National Mountain Bike Series will be held as two-day stage races; and there will be no more ultra-marathon distance at any of the events.   The new format has been developed by the…

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