Kachelhoffer backs two-day stage race concept

November 11, 2016

Top South African professional cyclist Hanco Kachelhoffer is looking forward to the concept of a two-day stage race when he competes in the Sanlam MTB Invitational at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate near Paarl on November 19 and 20. Previously a single-day event, race organisers ASG Events have extended it to two stages (60km and 40km), believing there is a gap in the market for a race of this nature. Kachelhoffer, who…

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Kleinhans, Beers bounce back to shake up Cape Pioneer Trek

October 20, 2016

After winning on Sunday and then almost pulling out on Monday, Erik Kleinhans and Matt Beers bounced back in spectacular fashion on Wednesday to win Stage 3 of the Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race in George, South Africa, shaking up the overall title race in the process. Beers and Kleinhans (Full Suss/Topeak Ergon/Red-E) were the primary aggressors from the start of the relatively short 57km stagea, which…

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Kleinhans, Beers power into early Cape Pioneer Trek lead

October 17, 2016

Late entrants Erik Kleinhans and Matt Beers were rewarded for their spontaneity when they won the opening stage of the 2016 Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race in Mossel Bay, South Africa on Sunday. Competing as Team Full Sus/Topeak Ergon/Red-E, the South African pair sped around the scenic oceanside 13km prologue stage in 28 minutes 31 seconds to secure themselves the first leader’s jersey of the event, which…

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Significant boost for SA cycling fraternity

September 20, 2016

The South African cycling fraternity has received a boost with leading global sport and cycling industry player ASG announcing they have attracted a significant strategic investment from South African Enterprise Development (SAED). “This investment will see us fast-track our growth and international expansion,” ASG founder and CEO Heinrich Dannhauser said after the news broke today. “We welcome SAED on board as our strategic partner as we broaden our product offering…

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ASG acquires TransCape mountain bike race

September 8, 2016

ASG Events have acquired a controlling stake in the TransCape multistage mountain bike race, it was announced this week. The seven-day event across the width of the Western Cape will be added to the company’s repertoire of partnership events, which include flagship races such as the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope, Liberty Encounter Series and Sanlam MTB Invitational. ASG Events chief executive Wynand de Villiers said they were looking forward…

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Cycle4Cansa Classic returns to traditional route

July 28, 2016

A strategic decision to switch the dates of the road and mountain bike races at the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Classic, which is hosted by Sun City in late August, has cleared the way for the feature road race to return to its original route. The 103km event, which made its debut in 1998, was forced to make use of an alternative course over the past three years to combat the increase…

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joBerg2c champs team up at Zuurberg

June 1, 2016

Overall winners of this year’s joBerg2c women’s race, Anriette Schoeman and Samantha Sanders, will aim to add the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike title to their conquests when the race gets underway outside Addo on Friday. Schoeman, who lives in nearby Port Elizabeth, had originally been preparing to defend her mixed title alongside John Wakefield, but his withdrawal from the three-day race opened up the opportunity to ride with…

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Hill and Louw aim to regain Zuurberg crown

May 30, 2016

Mountain bike pros Andrew Hill and Adriaan Louw will be out to re-assert their authority on the three-day PwC Great Zuurberg Trek when it takes place just outside Port Elizabeth from June 3 to 5. The TIB Insurance-Contego team made light work of the inaugural event two years ago, claiming a hat-trick of stage wins en route to the overall title. Last year Hill, who races out of Durban in…

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Gauteng Trailseeker Series launches with popular Lionman

May 25, 2016

The 2016 Gauteng Nissan Trailseeker Mountain Bike Series will get underway on Saturday in true South African bushveld style – at the popular Lionman race in the Mabalingwe Game Reserve, north of Pretoria. There are four race distances on offer catering for all ages and levels of fitness, while some route changes from the 2016 edition will ensure a challenging, yet rewarding experience for all entrants. The 70km marathon will…

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Big Five game reserve venue for inaugural EVOX Tour de Femme

May 20, 2016

The inaugural Evox Tour de Femme, a ladies-only multi-day mountain bike experience, will take place from 5–8 August 2016 at the Gondwana Game Reserve in the Garden Route region of South Africa’s Western Cape province. The Evox Tour de Femme, hosted by Gondwana Game Reserve offers female mountain bikers a unique experience to ride their bikes in a Big Five game reserve, with luxury accommodation, exceptional catering, time to relax…

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