Ride Before You Buy – Joburg

Thinking of buying a new bike? Or just want to test ride something different? Then don’t miss the final Ride Before You Buy for 2010! Come and test ride a variety of 2010 and 2011 bikes at the popular Vlei Park at Rietvlei Farm & Lifestyle Centre this Saturday. Be part of a full day of fun that includes food, refreshments and an awesome bike display. When: Saturday 27 November…

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Dryland – Niyonshuti and Evans grab the win and Bundi ends his career with the sixth stage of the DCM Cape Pioneer Trek

During the sixth stage of the DCM Cape Pioneer Trek, on the last day of his career as a professional mountain biker, Silvio Bundi from Switzerland learned an important lesson. If you want to end your career as a professional mountain biker on a high note, do not tease one of your main rivals because they have not been able to win a stage.  You might just be the one who…

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Dryland – Stewart and Janse van Rensburg come out tops at stage5 at the DCM Cape Pioneer Trek

During a day where mountain bikers learned the hard way that sheep are certainly no pushover  when it comes to sharing a dirt road it was Brandon Stewart and Jacques Janse van Rensburg (DCM) who had the strongest legs that enabled them to win the fifth stage of the DCM Cape Pioneer Trek in the Klein Karoo. What makes their stage victory special is the fact that both teammates were…

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Dryland – Cancer survivor fighting it out at the DCM Cape

Piet Laubscher (Team Bodyworks) is certainly one of the true heroes of the DCM Cape Pioneer mountain bike tour. Five years ago Laubscher was told that he had colon cancer which meant that he had to undergo an operation in which the doctor removed most of his colon. It was a dramatic experience especially since Laubscher is an avid sportsman, cycling being just one of his passions. During his university…

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Dryland – From mechanic for champions to champion

From being a mechanic for mountain bike champions to becoming a champion in his own right is Patrick Griessen from Switzerland’s success story during the DCM Cape Pioneer Trek. Griessen and Ariane Luthi (Sputnik-Bikeshop.Ch) won the fourth stage (De Rust to Prince Albert – 110km) of the DCM Cape Pioneer’s mixed category in a time of 5 hours 15 minutes and 17 seconds and in doing so they are now…

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Dryland – Knox and Zahnd take dominate stage4 of DCM Cape Pioneer Trek

Max Knox and Thomas Zahnd ensured that Ian van der Walt, owner of DCM, is a more than proud event-sponsor when they completed a hat trick of victories by also winning the fourth stage of the DCM Cape Pioneer Trek. It is beginning to look more and more like the DCM-team will also win overall. Knox and Zahnd’s winning time for the fourth stage from De Rust to Prince Albert…

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Dryland – Kammanassie climb claims blood sweat and tears at the DCM Cape Pioneer Trek

The words blood, sweat and tears definitely became a reality for many a rider during the third stage of the DCM Cape Pioneer Trek. First there was the challenge to work your way upwards through the never ending loose rocks, bumps and holes to get to the top of the old Voortrekker-trail in the Kammanassie Nature Reserve. There was no respite racing downhill either. It was just as technical and…

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Dryland – Schneitter and Telser emerging as some of the real heroes of the DCM Cape Pioneer Trek

In any mountain bike tour it is not just about winning stages, sometimes just getting to the start line means a rider is a true hero because giving up on life is never an option. Renate Telser from Switzerland is one of the DCM Cape Pioneer’s heroes not only because she and her team mate Nathalie Schneitter have won the first two stages in the women’s race and are the…

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Dryland – Mixed category race heating up at stage2 of the DCM Cape Pioneer Trek

Things are certainly starting to hot up in the mixed category of the DCM Cape Pioneer mountain bike tour. After the second stage Kobus and Fienie Barnard (Klein Karoo) are the new leaders while stage one’s biggest losers, Johan Labuschagne and Yolande de Villiers (Cycle Lab), won the second stage from Mosselbay to George (110km). Marcel Deacon and Ischen Stopforth (Bizhub) who won the first stage were the ones who…

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Evans and Niyonshuti perched to pounce after finishing second at stage2 of Cape Pioneer Trek

After stage two of the DCM Cape Pioneer mountain bike tour it is starting to look as if Kevin Evans and Adrien Niyonshuti (MTN-Energade) are going to try and prove that there is truth in the saying about patience being a virtue. In an exact repeat of the first day it was Max Knox and Thomas Zahnd (DCM) who won the second stage with Evans/Niyonshuti again finishing second. Knox/Zahnd’s winning time for…

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