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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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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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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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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Press Release: Heyns, Du Toit crowned Winelands Encounter champs

April 16, 2018

Gert Heyns and Arno du Toit claimed their second stage win to secure overall honours on the final day of the Liberty Winelands Encounter mountain bike race, which finished near Paarl today. The three-stage race in the Cape Winelands, presented by STANLIB, concluded with a 50km ride from Le Franschhoek Hotel to Nederburg Wine Estate. The DSV Pro Cycling team, who raced into the overall lead on day one, were…

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Kruger and Beers sprint to Winelands stage win

April 14, 2018

HB Kruger and Matt Beers timed their attack to perfection to snatch the stage win on the second day of the Liberty Winelands Encounter mountain-bike race in Franschhoek today. The ASG-NAD pair outsprinted stage one winners and overnight leaders Gert Heyns and Arno du Toit at the end of a 48km loop from the Le Franschhoek Hotel and back. Kruger, from Paarl, and Beers, from Kenilworth in Cape Town, crossed…

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Heyns, Du Toit fight back to win at Winelands Encounter

April 13, 2018

Gert Heyns and Arno du Toit overcame an early mechanical to take the honours on the opening stage of the Liberty Winelands Encounter in the Cape Winelands today. Presented by STANLIB, the first day of the three-stage race saw the field tackle a 49km stretch from Zorgvliet Wine Estate just outside Stellenbosch to Le Franschhoek Hotel in Franschhoek. After an exciting day’s racing in which the lead changed hands at…

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Financial gurus throw weight behind Cycle4Cansa

April 10, 2018

A desire to support a worthy cause and a passion for cycling are behind Optimum Financial Services’ commitment to the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship at Sun City later this year. Joining the event as presenting sponsor, the Pretoria-based financial company will increase their backing this time, building on the R50 000 donation they made last year. Cycle4Cansa, which focuses on raising funds for the Cancer Association of South Africa, takes place…

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