Late surge gives Kruger and Marais another stage win

February 7, 2018

With the favourites staying together on the queen stage, race leaders HB Kruger and Stuart Marais took advantage of a late surge to collect their third successive stage win in the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter today. The 102km leg from Hartenbos to Riversdale was only decided in the final kilometre through the Western Cape town’s twisting streets as the South Africans edged ahead in sight of the finish. They crossed…


Kruger, Marais consolidate top spot in TransCape

February 6, 2018

HB Kruger and Stuart Marais consolidated their overall lead after breaking away on Outeniqua Pass and racing to their second consecutive stage win in the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter today. The 86km second stage took riders from Wilderness to Mossel Bay and also included two other mountain passes at Silver River and Kaaimansgat. Riding together for the first time, Kruger and Marais came home in a time of 3:15:01, three…


Kruger, Marais set early pace in TransCape

February 4, 2018

HB Kruger and Stuart Marais delivered a strong statement as they led the field home in the opening stage of the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter today. The ASG-Ellsworth outfit drew first blood in the 614km seven-day race between Knysna and La Couronne Wine Estate in Franschhoek, but Kruger was quick to acknowledge they still had a long way to go. They covered the 71km stage from the Western Cape town…


Elite results of Nissan TrailSeeker season finale

November 6, 2017

The curtains of the Nissan TrailSeeker Gauteng Series closed in Cullinan today, a quaint miners’ village about a 30-minute drive east of Pretoria. With many of the seasoned campaigners racing elsewhere and taking their season’s break, the gauntlet was thrown open for new talent to step up and podium at the esteemed event. It was Declan Sidey who raised his hand as the man to beat and snatched up the men’s elite…


UCT hit back to take Varsity MTB Challenge crown

October 2, 2017

University of Cape Town produced an impressive showing on the final stage to turn a small deficit into overall victory over arch-rivals Stellenbosch in the men’s race of the Varsity MTB Challenge at Nederburg near Paarl today. Maties however remained firmly in control of the women’s race, with Frances du Toit, Nicky Giliomee and Marie Kempf retaining the title they had won in the inaugural event last year. The two-day…


Maties lead after blustery start to Varsity MTB Challenge

October 2, 2017

Defending champions Stellenbosch underlined their status as the team to beat when they led the field home on a blustery opening day of the Varsity MTB Challenge near Paarl today. Five of the top student teams in the country took to the starting line in squads of three, with the format of the competition dictating that the clock be stopped on the second rider of each team to finish. Despite…


Success for Beukes brothers at mountain bike series

August 30, 2017

It was a family affair as brothers Matthys and Gerrie Beukes won their respective age categories at the third round of the Madibaz XCO Series at Nelson Mandela University in George on Sunday. Matthys, who finished third at the SA National MTB Championships last month, said he woke without plans of racing but the enticing Bergadder course made it impossible to stay away. “That morning I went to see how…


Hoffman retains Cycle4Cansa title in close finish

August 21, 2017

Timing his sprint to perfection, Nolan Hoffman edged ahead of RoadCover rival Clint Hendricks to retain his Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship title at Sun City in the Pilanesberg today. The BCX professional, who finished in a fast 2:23:21, took advantage of a cross-tailwind and excellent teamwork in the 103km feature race to hold off last year’s Cape Town Cycle Tour champion and RoadCover’s Ryan Harris in the gallop to the line….


 Lill Ousts Sanders at Van Gaalen Nail-Biter

August 15, 2017

Candice Lill confirmed her superiority when racing at Van Gaalen, when she won a nail-biter of a marathon to claim the Elite women’s title at Round 5 of the Ashburton Investments National Mountain Bike Series at the weekend.   Lill (dormakaba) clocked a time of 3 hours 29 minutes 14 seconds when she outsprinted Samantha Sanders (Valencia) in the 70km race, which offered a test of complete mountain biking ability,…


Beers, Kitching Claim Maiden TrailSeeker Series Crowns

June 26, 2017

Matt Beers and Tandi Kitching claimed their maiden overall-title crowns when they won the men and women’s marathon races respectively at Round 2 of the 2017 Nissan TrailSeeker Series, Western Cape in Grabouw at the weekend Beers, who races for Red-E Cannondale, was involved in a three-way scrap with Ascendis Health’s Gert Heyns and Matthys Beukes (Pyga Eurosteel) for most of the 67km race. Towards the end though, Beukes and…