Bell, Ralph Get Nissan Trailseeker Series Off To Victorious Start

March 9, 2017

Nico Bell and Theresa Ralph got the 2017 Nissan TrailSeeker Mountain Bike Series off to a victorious start when they won the men and women’s titles respectively at Legends MX, east of Pretoria at the weekend.   Bell claimed the men’s title in a thrilling four-man sprint, while Ralph was able to secure a fairly comfortable win in the women’s race.   In the men’s race, the pace was fierce…

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New sponsors give Attakwas a boost and a facelift

March 2, 2017

The Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge, South Africa’s most prestigious one-day mountain bike race, has received a significant boost with the announcement that Momentum Health and Biogen are the new title and presenting sponsors respectively.   The 121km race, which will hold its 12th edition in January 2018, will be known as the Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme, presented by Biogen. The event will once again carry an International Cycling Union (UCI)…

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Tankwa Trek: Strauss, De Villiers win stage, Süss, Stenerhag claim overall

February 12, 2017

South Africans Mariske Strauss and Yolande de Villiers won the final stage of the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, on Sunday. But the Swiss/Swedish duo of Esther Süss and Jennie Stenerhag claimed the overall victory after three days of fierce racing in the rugged Kouebokkeveld region of South Africa’s Western Cape province.   After winning Stages 1 and 2 quite convincingly, fate struck Süss and Stenerhag (Meerendal/CBC) after…

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Huber, Platt Win Three In A Row To Retain Tankwa Trek Title

February 12, 2017

Switzerland’s Urs Huber and Germany’s Karl Platt completed a clean sweep of stage wins on Sunday to retain the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen mountain bike stage race title.   The Team Bulls duo were in control for the entire three-day event and won the final 89km stage in a time of 03 hours 05 minutes 34 seconds to confirm their impressive form as they prepare to defend…

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Dominant Huber, Platt Extend Tankwa Trek Lead

February 11, 2017

Urs Huber and Karl Platt turned the screws a little tighter on Saturday’s Queen Stage when they increased their grip on the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, winning the stage and extending their overall lead. Not to be outdone, Esther Süss and Jennie Stenerhag did the same in the women’s category.   Platt and Huber, sporting bright yellow jerseys in place of their new all-black Team Bulls racing…

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New pro outfit seal victory at TransCape

February 11, 2017

The Ellsworth-ASG outfit of Pieter Seyffert and Travis Walker finished off the TransCape mountain bike race in style by claiming victory on the final stage to cement their overall triumph today. It was the perfect start for the new pro outfit, who rode together for the first time when they lined up in Knysna last Sunday for the seven-day, 690km race to Franschhoek in the Western Cape. They were followed…

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Belgian celebrates birthday with stage win

February 9, 2017

Belgian Eddy Feliers celebrated his 49th birthday in style as he and teammate Kristof de Neys took the stage win on the fifth day of the TransCape mountain bike race between Swellendam and Greyton today. Riding for Cicero Baik, the European pair led the bunch home for their first stage win in this year’s 690km event, which started in Knysna on Sunday. Today’s route of 112.5km with about 1 500m…

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Stelling recovers to win again at TransCape

February 7, 2017

Despite riding with a broken rib, defending men’s solo champion Billy Stelling won his second stage in a row on the third day of the TransCape mountain bike race between Van Wyksdorp and Riversdal in the Western Cape today. After the lengthy 135km queen stage yesterday, it was a slightly shorter challenge as the field continued their seven-day, 690km journey from Knysna to Franschhoek. The 47-year-old Stelling, who is from…

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New pro team set the pace at TransCape

February 6, 2017

Despite wet conditions, Pieter Seyffert and Travis Walker kicked off their new partnership on a perfect note by winning the opening stage of the seven-day TransCape mountain bike race today. The Ellsworth-ASG duo took control early on to cover the tough 80km ride between Knysna and Wilderness in the Western Cape in 3:19:46. They were followed home by Belgians Eddy Feliers and Kristof de Neys (Cicero Baik) in 3:42:42, with…

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Sauser, Langvad beat strong fields to win Ashburton Investments National MTB Series opener

February 3, 2017

Swiss mountain bike racing legend, Christoph Sauser, continued his strong comeback from retirement with another victory when he outsprinted South African champion, Max Knox, to claim the title at the opening round of the Ashburton Investments National Mountain Bike Series in Grabouw, South Africa on Saturday.   While men’s race was a close contest, the women’s race wasn’t and current XCO World Champion, Annika Langvad of Denmark, secured a dominant…

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