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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DCM duo tackle Isuzu 3 Towers only days before their assault on the DCM Cape Pioneer Trek

Max Knox and Brandon Stewart (both DCM) have decided to compete in two mountain bike tours within nine days. Most riders would consider a six-day mountain bike tour as a tough enough challenge, but then Max Knox and Brandon Stewart (both DCM) are not your average mountain bikers.  Their motto is ‘The tougher the better’ and they thrive on physical challenges. From Friday (15 October) Knox and Stewart will compete…

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Dryland – The hard men of SA MTB start lining up for the DCM Cape Pioneer Trek

Ben-Melt Swanepoel (Specialized/MR Price) and Jock Green (Ghost/BBT) are considered to be two of the really hard men of South African mountain biking are going to race the DCM Cape Pioneer Trek Tour (18-23 October). They might not win the six day tour through the Southern Cape and Klein Karoo mountains but it is a given that during each stage they will mix it up with the race-leaders because they…

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The rivalry resumes to be the top woman in South African MTB at MTN Ride Crater Cruise

One of the most exciting rivalries in South African mountain biking resumes on Saturday when Yolandé Speedy (MTN-Energade) and Eszther Erdelyi-Cluer (Jeep) get on their bicycles to race the MTN Ride Crater Cruise. Purely judging by the way Speedy has been dominating the local women’s mountain bike races throughout the year she should be the outright favourite. But there is an interesting statistic one can’t ignore when speculating about the…

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MiWay MTB Crater Cruise Late Entries

Free State’s small town Parys is home to the MTB Crater Cruise on the 9th and 10th of October. Ride the 103km on Saturday 9 October, and/or do the MiWay Half Marathon (56km) on Sunday, 10 October 2010. Download your late entry form here! * Very important: Do not fax your late entry form! You have to physically bring it with you to registration in Johannesburg or in Parys. Details…

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Excitement mounting ahead of MTN Ride Crater Cruise

Saturday’s MTN Ride Crater Cruise might just turn out to be the most exciting race of the MTN ultra-marathon series because there are three interesting scenarios that can play out. If Kevin Evans (MTN-Energade) wins he will be the first rider to defend his Crater Cruise title successfully; if Max Knox (DCM) manages to be the first across the line he will complete an amazing hat trick of victories in…

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Swart nearly pulls off elusive first podium finish for a South African at Road World Champs

A South African female rider will be the first to win a medal in a pro-elite race at the UCI World Road Championship. That is what the professional teams that have invested in South African Women’s cycling have predicted for the last few years. Carla Swart (MTN-Energade) so nearly proved the prophecy correct over the weekend in Geelong, Australia when she finished 10th in the women’s race over 127.2km. With…

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