joBerg2c leaders ahead on points

Overall leaders Brandon Stewart and Darren Lill survived yet more body blows to remain ahead on points after round seven of the Fairbairn Capital/Old Mutual joBerg2c that finished at Mackenzie Club in Ixopo, KwaZulu-Natal, on Thursday. “This bike race is like getting into the ring with Mike Tyson,” said FedGroup Berg and Bush’s Stewart after he and his partner finished second on the 87-kilometre trek from Underberg. Although Stewart, a…

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joBerg2c now a two-horse race

The Fairbairn Capital/Old Mutual joBerg2c is fast becoming a two-horse race after another dominant performance by Waylon Woolcock and Neil MacDonald of Team RE:CM and Brandon Stewart and Darren Lill of FedGroup Berg and Bush on Wednesday. Woolcock and MacDonald once again got the better of Stewart and Lill in the sprint to register a time of 3:38:00 for the undulating 93-kilometre journey between Kamberg and Hazeldene farm in the…

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Roadies issue warning with third joBerg2c win

Team RE:CM Waylon Woolcock and Neil MacDonald sent a strong message to the overall leaders when they sprinted to their third stage win in this year’s Fairbairn Capital/Old Mutual joBerg2c. After 95 kilometres of intense racing, they crossed the line at the picturesque Glengarry Park in the Kamberg region of KwaZulu-Natal in 3:44:13 to edge out Fedgroup Berg and Bush’s overnight leaders, Brandon Stewart and Darren Lill. Blend Properties’ David…

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Stewart, Lill take charge at joBerg2c

FedGroup Berg and Bush’s Brandon Stewart and Darren Lill took full advantage of the first technical stage of this year’s Fairbairn Capital/Old Mutual joBerg2c to claim the win and the overall lead. They stopped the clock on 5:05:48 in the fourth stage that took them over 125 ruggedly beautiful kilometres between Sterkfontein Dam in the Free State and Winterton Country Club in the Central Drakensberg. Even though they surrendered their…

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Road duo strikes again at joBerg2c

Team RE:CM’s Neil MacDonald and Waylon Woolcock showed yesterday’s win was no fluke when they clinched victory for a second day in a row to retain their overall lead in the nine-day Fairbairn Capital/Old Mutual joBerg2c on Sunday. The 125-kilometre third stage between Reitz and the Sterkfontein Dam in the Free State was the longest of the 900-kilometre tour so far. It once again ended in a road-style sprint that…

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Roadies win first racing stage of joBerg2c

Team RECM’s Neil MacDonald and Waylon Woolcock outsprinted pre-race favourites Max Knox and Adrien Niyonshuti of MTN-DoItNow to win the first official racing stage of the nine-day Fairbairn Capital/Old Mutual joBerg2c on Saturday. Day two saw the winners finish the 93-kilometre stretch between Frankfort and Reitz in a time of 3:10:01, just three seconds ahead of the Knox-Niyonshuti pairing. Early leaders Brandon Stewart and Darren Lill of Fedgroup Berg and…

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Favourites keep low profile at joBerg2c

The top professionals played their cards close to their chests on the 115-kilometre opening stage of the nine-day Fairbairn Capital/Old Mutual joBerg2c on Friday. The relatively flat off-road trek between Heidelberg in Gauteng and Frankfort in the Free State is traditionally treated as “neutral” due to delays caused by the crossing of the Vaal River aboard Chinese dragon boats. In the end, Toyota Supercycling’s Yannick Lincoln and Kallen Williams were…

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STEWART BIDS FAREWELL TO DCM, STARTS NEW CAREER PHASE

Brandon Stewart, one of South Africa’s most successful professional mountain bike racers, begins a new phase of his career on Friday when he starts the nine-day Fairbairn Capital Old Mutual joBerg2c stage race. Stewart’s final race for the DCM team was the UCI World Cup, which took place in Pietermaritzburg last weekend. He spent three years with the DCM outfit, but has elected to leave the team in order to…

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Mclean tips Knox and Niyonshuti for joBerg2c

Last year’s champion Andrew Mclean tipped MTN-DoItNow’s Adrien Niyonshuti and Max Knox for overall honours in the 900-kilometre Fairbairn Capital/Old Mutual joBerg2c that starts on Friday and ends nine days later. He said the young Rwandan mountain biker was currently in winning form after securing the African jersey with Namibian team-mate Mannie Heymans at the recent Absa Cape Epic. At the same time, Knox, who skipped the brutal eight-day event,…

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