Makeshift pair dominate Waterberg MTB Encounter

June 11, 2018

HB Kruger and Regis Maniora won their third stage in a row to seal overall victory in the Liberty Waterberg MTB Encounter near Bela-Bela in Limpopo today. In the final stage, which culminated at the Sondela Nature Reserve after 59km of racing, the ASG-Cape Duo pair took a hard-fought three-second victory over ASG Store Paarl’s Hanco Kachelhoffer and Pieter Seyffert, who secured the runner-up spot in the general classification. Kruger…

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Former road ace excited about Waterberg debut

June 7, 2018

Former road specialist JC Nel is looking forward to testing his skills on the mountain bike when he makes his debut in the Liberty Waterberg Encounter this weekend. The three-day bushveld event, presented by STANLIB, gets under way on Friday at Bela Bela in Limpopo, taking riders through trails which cover part of Sondela Game Reserve and Elements Private Golf Reserve. The 26-year-old Nel, who has retired from professional road-racing,…

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Waterberg changes provide interesting challenge

June 6, 2018

A new single-track finish to the opening stage of the Liberty Waterberg Encounter will have the front-runners fully alert when the mountain-bike race gets under way on Friday. Presented by STANLIB, the three-day stage race in Bela Bela, Limpopo, will see the routes taking cyclists through Sondela Nature Reserve and Elements Private Golf Reserve. The stages will cover a total of 172km with 2 774 metres of ascent and route…

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Plenty on offer for cyclists at Centurion showroom

May 31, 2018

The highly rated Westfalia BC 75 ZA bike rack, which will be available for South African consumers to order from tomorrow, is part of a wide range of cycling products on display at the Positive Sports Solutions showroom in Centurion, Gauteng. The South African company has negotiated a number of contracts in the past six months to bring various international brands to the country, significantly increasing the options for local…

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Waterberg shaping up as a race to remember

May 30, 2018

Organisers of next weekend’s Liberty Waterberg Encounter are fully focused on providing the entrants with a race to remember in the heart of the South African bushveld. The three-day mountain bike event at Bela Bela in Limpopo, presented by STANLIB, takes place from June 8 to 10, capitalising on a period when there are not that many races on the South African calendar. The Waterberg is the third leg of…

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Early chance for GZT riders to book their spots

May 29, 2018

Cyclists who have just completed the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain-bike race will have a chance to book their places in next year’s event from today. Preferential bookings for this year’s entries will be open for all packages – platinum, gold, silver and bronze – and will be valid at a discounted rate until June 30. Race owner and managing director of Hayterdale Trails Siska van der Bijl said the…

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Hill, Bester overcome glitch to win at Zuurberg

May 28, 2018

Overnight leaders Andrew Hill and Shaun-Nick Bester put the hammer down from the start to surge to stage and overall victory on the final day of the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain-bike race at Addo today. The TIB-Silverback-Best4Sport team won their second stage of the three-day event at the Zuurberg Mountain Village just outside Port Elizabeth to take the title in 8:53:46. After a sluggish start to the event, RSA…

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Italian wheels roll into SA market

April 25, 2018

A wide range of top-quality wheels manufactured by Italian company Gipiemme will soon be available in South Africa, following a deal brokered by Positive Sports Solutions. The South African company, who recently signed an agreement to bring the Westfalia bike carrier to South Africa, has been appointed the sole distributor of Gipiemme wheels in the country. Stock from Italy will be available for the local market by the end of…

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Madibaz XCO Series set for bumper year

April 18, 2018

Organisers of the Madibaz MTB XCO Series, which has enjoyed rapid growth since 2016, are preparing for another bumper year when the first of four events takes place in George on Sunday. George campus sports manager Hugo Loubser said the series, now entering its third year, had developed into a highly successful product, with the landscape at the Nelson Mandela University venue ideal for races of this nature. A wide…

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Quality bike carrier heading to SA

April 16, 2018

In what should be of immense benefit to South African cyclists, Positive Sports Solutions have struck a deal with Horizon Global to distribute a top-branded German-designed bike rack in Southern Africa. Originally produced in Germany for the European markets, the Westfalia bike carrier is now being manufactured in South Africa and will be available to local consumers in the second half of 2018. It is rated as one of the…

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