Hill, Louw secure second Zuurberg title

June 6, 2016

Andrew Hill and Adriaan Louw were able to play it safe on the final day en route to securing the overall title at the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race at Addo, near Port Elizabeth, on Sunday. Even though they yielded the final stage to Kargo Pro’s Marco Joubert and Jurgens Uys, the Contego-TIB Insurance outfit ran out comfortable winners after completing the three tough stages in a combined…

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TrailSeeker Lionman lives up to its wild reputation

June 3, 2016

South African marathon champion, Max Knox and African marathon champion, Amy Beth McDougall, won the men and women’s titles respectively at the Nissan TrailSeeker Lionman mountain bike race near Bela Bela at the weekend. Knox (Valencia) clocked a time of 2 hours 24 minutes 16 seconds for the marathon event, which was just short of 70km. He was followed across the line by Hein Engelbrecht (Valencia) five minutes later, with…

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Wetton, Steyn win drama-filled 360one MTB challenge

April 25, 2016

There were no course records, but there was plenty of drama as Tom Wetton and Hannele Steyn won the men and women’s individual titles respectively at the 2016 36ONE MTB Challenge, an ultra-endurance mountain bike race based at the Karoo town of Oudtshoorn, in South Africa’s Western Cape province. The fifth edition of the 361km non-stop race attracted its largest field yet, largely comprising endurance-crazy South Africans in 11 sub-categories….

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Huber, De Groot reign supreme at Sabi

February 23, 2016

Switzerland’s Urs Huber and South Africa’s Robyn de Groot were the mountain biking king and queen of Sabie after winning the men and women’s titles respectively at Round 2 of the Ashburton Investments National MTB Series at the weekend. For Huber (Team Bulls), it was his second Sabie victory after having claimed the title there in 2014, while for De Groot (Ascendis Health), it was her first Sabie crown, and…

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Team Bestmed-ASG take on Cape Pioneer Trek

October 15, 2015

Team Bestmed-ASG members will make their presence known at one of South Africa’s toughest mountain bike stage races, the Cape Pioneer Trek, which starts near Mossel Bay this coming weekend. Riders Michelle Benson, Mariette Hattingh and Sanet Coetzee will team up with male partners to do battle in the mixed category at the seven-day race. Former junior national time-trial champion Benson is looking forward to competing in the off-road discipline…

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White wins first Walkerville ultra

June 1, 2015

Nic White showed his enduring class in a testing two-man sprint to take the victory in the first ever ultra-marathon at the Bestmed Walkerville MTB Classic, presented by ASG, in Gauteng on Saturday.The 80km race kicked off the mountain biking component of the new Bestmed National Cycling Series, putting ex-African road champion White at the top of the leaderboard. He bested Alasdair Garnett to claim line honours at the Boswell…

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Wolhuter, Hill sprint to stage victory at Zuurberg

June 1, 2015

Chris Wolhuter and Andrew Hill took one back from overnight leaders Kevin Evans and Pieter Seyffert as they sprinted to the stage win on day two of the three-day PwC Great Zuurberg Trek near Port Elizabeth on Saturday.Wolhuter and Hill, riding in the colours of TIB Insurance, finished in 3:43:01 to hold the Biogen Volcan-Altech Autopage duo at bay by a single second to claim the 78km queen stage that…

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De Groot continues strong season with Karoo-to-Coast win

South African mountain bike marathon champion, Robyn de Groot (Biogen Toyota) continued with her impressive debut season as a full-time mountain bike racer when she won the iconic Pennypinchers Karoo-to-Coast race title in Knysna on Sunday. De Groot clocked a time of three hours 29 minutes 18 seconds, just over a minute ahead of Swedish national marathon champion, Jennie Stenerhag (Cape Brewing Company). Former South African marathon champion, Cherise Stander…

September 26, 2014
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De Groot, Stenerhag dominate PE-Plett

South African mountain bike marathon champion, Robyn de Groot and Sweden’s national marathon champion, Jennie Stenerhag, combined forces as team Biogen Toyota Cape Brewing Company and dominated the Isuzu Trucks PE-Plett stage race that ended on Tuesday. The pair won the women’s division in all four stages and the overall title. But while the results show they were dominant, it wasn’t an event that they were able to take lightly….

September 17, 2014
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Smith on song for second Silverstar win

Defending champion Pierre Smith demonstrated a convincing return to form when he made it two in a row at the Pennypinchers Silverstar Mountain Bike Challenge near Krugersdorp on Saturday. Smith, who missed the greater part of the season due to a torn thigh muscle, proved he was back on song when he outsprinted Guylin van den Berg to retain the 40km title in 1:39:54. Van den Berg finished two seconds…

September 8, 2014
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