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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Dryland – Stage 1 of Cape Pioneer delivers some excitement in the Klein Karoo

The racing in the mixed category of the DCM Cape Pioneer might just turn out to be one of the big highlights of the six day mountain bike tour in the Southern Cape. Ischen Stopforth and Marcel Deacon won the first stage from Oudtshoorn to Mosselbay (135km) in 6 hours 49 minutes and 36 seconds. Kobus and Fienie Barnard finished second in 6:52:31 and the Swiss Team of Patrick Griessen…

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Evans and Niyonshuti take second place at first stage of Cape Pioneer Trek

Kevin Evans (MTN-Energade) proved today that he is human after all when he and Adrien Niyonshuti finished second in the first stage of the DCM Cape Pioneer Tour. The stage from Oudtshoorn to Mosselbaai (135km) was won by Max Knox and Thomas Zahnd (DCM) in five hours 43 minutes. Evans/Niyonshuti crossed the finish line at Milkwood Primary School 3 minutes and 09 seconds later with Brandon Stewart and Jacques Janse…

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Dryland – Knox and Zahnd victorious at stage1 of DCM Cape Pioneer Trek

Over the last four days it has been a case of different day, different province, different mountain bike tour and even different teammate. The only constant seems to be Max Knox of DCM’s desire to “kill off” his rivals one by one with his cool and calculating hard riding. Within 24 hours of having won all three stages of the Three Towers Mountain bike tour in the Lowveld with Brandon Stewart…

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Dryland – Double world champ Sauser teams up with Bundi for DCM Cape Pioneer Trek

Officially Switzerland’s former double world champion, Christoph Sauser, is on holiday and he will, therefore, ride the six-day DCM Cape Pioneer Tour that starts on Monday (18 October) for the sheer joy of it. But South Africa’s top mountain bikers would be naive to believe that Sauser will merely be a fun rider during the six days of the tour. Even if Sauser should decide to put in just a 70% to 80%…

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