Tulbagh Set for 2017 Nissan Trailseeker Series Opener

April 28, 2017

The popular Nissan TrailSeeker mountain bike series, best known for offering high quality events that cater for all levels of rider in the greater Cape Town region, will visit the Boland town of Tulbagh for Round 1 of the four-race 2017 series on Saturday.   This will be the first time the Nissan TrailSeeker Series visits Tulbagh, but the town is by no means new to mountain biking. A number…

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Revamped Paarl MTB Classic ‘something special’

April 26, 2017

Organisers have reinstated the Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic with the objective of building it into the premier off-road one-day race in the Cape Winelands. After not featuring on the cycling calendar last year, race director Darren Herbst said they had decided to reintroduce the event next month after an overwhelming demand from the cycling fraternity. He said the third edition, presented by ASG Events in partnership with the City of…

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Woolcock heads strong pro field at Great Zuurberg Trek

April 26, 2017

One of South Africa’s most experienced cyclists, Waylon Woolcock, has set his sights on overall victory in the three-day PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race next month. The Stellenbosch professional, who won last weekend’s Liberty Winelands Encounter alongside BCX teammate HB Kruger, said he was excited about targeting the Eastern Cape race based at the Zuurberg Mountain Village for the first time from May 26. “The Eastern Cape is…

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Flying start to Madibaz XCO Series

April 25, 2017

The Madibaz Mountain Bike XCO Series made a flying start at the NMMU campus in George this weekend, with the organisers receiving double the number of entries compared to last year’s corresponding event. The cross country mountain bike race was the first of four events in the series, with the remaining legs set to take place on June 10, August 27 and October 29. Presented by Old Mutual Private Wealth…

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Tough but balanced route for Great Zuurberg Trek

April 24, 2017

While day two stands out as the queen stage, PwC Great Zuurberg Trek route director Rob Hayter feels riders will face a strong variety of challenges in one of the Eastern Cape’s premier mountain bike events next month. Hayter and his team have been hard at work in the last three months preparing the trails for the race from May 26 to 28 and he said they had created a…

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Woolcock, Kruger cruise to maiden Winelands triumph

April 24, 2017

Seasoned pros Waylon Woolcock and HB Kruger captured the overall title in the three-day Liberty Winelands Encounter mountain bike race at their first attempt today after setting the pace from day one. Using the same strategy as before, the BCX duo were again able to build up a lead during the first half of the 48km final stage in the Wellington area en route to winning in 1:49:34. On the…

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Hoffman celebrates birthday with first Emperors title

April 23, 2017

Nolan Hoffman celebrated his birthday in the best possible way by winning the Emperors Palace Classic road cycle title for the first time in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, today. The BCX sprinter, who turned 32 today, said he had received the perfect present after several years of trying to nail down the title in the 98km feature race. He came home in a time of 2:09:02 to see off Genasys Technologies’…

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Woolcock, Kruger set pace in Winelands race

April 21, 2017

Quickest out of the blocks on the early Botmaskop climb out of Stellenbosch, Waylon Woolcock and HB Kruger stamped their mark on the opening stage of the three-day Liberty Winelands Encounter today. Although the BCX pair were pushed at times, they eventually got away about midway through the stage to take the top spot on the podium after finishing the 54km course to Franschhoek in 2:11:39. Andrew Hill and Marco…

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Wolhuter aims for Winelands hat-trick

April 20, 2017

Defending champion Chris Wolhuter is eyeing a hat-trick of titles at the Liberty Winelands Encounter despite the ever-increasing level of competition. The 28-year-old Capetonian, who will partner Dylan Rebello in the three-day race that starts in Stellenbosch tomorrow, was not shy to talk about his ambitions. “Three in a row would definitely be a goal for us, but I think the level of competition is increasing with each event,” said…

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Rio Olympian goes off-road for Winelands Encounter

April 19, 2017

Former national road champion and Rio Olympian An-Li Kachelhoffer will change disciplines when she rides the three-day Liberty Winelands Encounter mountain bike race in the Boland from Friday. The Bestmed-ASG star will team up with Pieter Seyffert, who won the recent TransCape alongside Travis Walker, to form a formidable pairing in the mixed section. “I thought it would be good to tick something different off the list this year and…

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