Waterberg Encounter designed to delight

With the event organisers passionate about providing as memorable an experience as possible, seasoned mountain biker Gertjie Harmse firmly believes the Liberty Waterberg Encounter is a race up there with the best. The three-day race near Bela-Bela in Limpopo starts on June 9 and Harmse, who won alongside teammate Devan Kruger last year, said he was ready and looking forward to defending his title. The boutique event forms the Encounter…

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Great Zuurberg Trek sample USN partnership

International sports nutrition brand USN are ready to play an active role in the three-day PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race near Port Elizabeth after coming on board as sponsors for the first time. Besides a strong focus on the event’s recovery zone at the Zuurberg Mountain Village, they will offer a variety of products for riders to sample along the route from May 26. “After a meeting with…

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Stenerhag, Woolcock Take Charge in Tulbagh

Waylon Woolcock and Jennie Stenerhag got their 2017 Nissan TrailSeeker Series, Western Cape off to the perfect start when they won the men and women’s marathon titles respectively at Round 1 at Tulbagh at the weekend.   Almost 700 riders participated in the event, which offered four distances and which took place in hot, breezy conditions. The prestigious series attracted most of the Western Cape’s top racers in the marathon…

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Tulbagh Set for 2017 Nissan Trailseeker Series Opener

The popular Nissan TrailSeeker mountain bike series, best known for offering high quality events that cater for all levels of rider in the greater Cape Town region, will visit the Boland town of Tulbagh for Round 1 of the four-race 2017 series on Saturday.   This will be the first time the Nissan TrailSeeker Series visits Tulbagh, but the town is by no means new to mountain biking. A number…

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Revamped Paarl MTB Classic ‘something special’

Organisers have reinstated the Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic with the objective of building it into the premier off-road one-day race in the Cape Winelands. After not featuring on the cycling calendar last year, race director Darren Herbst said they had decided to reintroduce the event next month after an overwhelming demand from the cycling fraternity. He said the third edition, presented by ASG Events in partnership with the City of…

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Woolcock heads strong pro field at Great Zuurberg Trek

One of South Africa’s most experienced cyclists, Waylon Woolcock, has set his sights on overall victory in the three-day PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race next month. The Stellenbosch professional, who won last weekend’s Liberty Winelands Encounter alongside BCX teammate HB Kruger, said he was excited about targeting the Eastern Cape race based at the Zuurberg Mountain Village for the first time from May 26. “The Eastern Cape is…

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Flying start to Madibaz XCO Series

The Madibaz Mountain Bike XCO Series made a flying start at the NMMU campus in George this weekend, with the organisers receiving double the number of entries compared to last year’s corresponding event. The cross country mountain bike race was the first of four events in the series, with the remaining legs set to take place on June 10, August 27 and October 29. Presented by Old Mutual Private Wealth…

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Tough but balanced route for Great Zuurberg Trek

While day two stands out as the queen stage, PwC Great Zuurberg Trek route director Rob Hayter feels riders will face a strong variety of challenges in one of the Eastern Cape’s premier mountain bike events next month. Hayter and his team have been hard at work in the last three months preparing the trails for the race from May 26 to 28 and he said they had created a…

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Woolcock, Kruger cruise to maiden Winelands triumph

Seasoned pros Waylon Woolcock and HB Kruger captured the overall title in the three-day Liberty Winelands Encounter mountain bike race at their first attempt today after setting the pace from day one. Using the same strategy as before, the BCX duo were again able to build up a lead during the first half of the 48km final stage in the Wellington area en route to winning in 1:49:34. On the…

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Hoffman celebrates birthday with first Emperors title

Nolan Hoffman celebrated his birthday in the best possible way by winning the Emperors Palace Classic road cycle title for the first time in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, today. The BCX sprinter, who turned 32 today, said he had received the perfect present after several years of trying to nail down the title in the 98km feature race. He came home in a time of 2:09:02 to see off Genasys Technologies’…

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