Stander, Neethling Top Strong Field For Mankele

Series leaders Burry Stander (Mr Price Specialized) and Andrew Neethling (Trek) head up a strong men’s mountain bike racing fields at the second round of the MTN National Cup at Mankele, Mpumalanga this weekend. With the first round of the 2009 Nissan World Cup taking place in Pietermaritzburg this April, there’s new enthusiasm among South Africa’s top cross-country and downhill racers as they vie for qualification to compete in the…

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Ride Before you Buy

You test drive a car before you buy it don’t you? So why not test drive a bike before buying  it? Hundreds of bike’s from many manufactures will be available for you to test drive all day long on a selected closed track that we have made available especially for you. Remember to pop around to the riding gazebo and have a chat with international mountain bike star Andrew Neethling…

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SPANISH WORLD CHAMP FOR PIETERMARITZBURG EVENT

Spain’s three-time world champion, Margarita Fullana, has confirmed she’ll be competing in Pietermaritzburg at the opening round of the 2009 Nissan UCI MTB World Cup presented by Shimano in April. The pint-sized (1.59m, 50kg) Spaniard is one of the most successful mountain bike cross-country racers of all time and will be one of the biggest names among the women competing at the event, which runs from April 10–12. In 2008…

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Nolan Gives Neotel Another Big Win

Ace sprinter Nolan Hoffman secured a second major win in successive weekends for Team Neotel when he won The Herald VW Cycle Tour in Port Elizabeth on Sunday. Hoffman, the 2006 winner, outpaced the strongest field ever assembled at the popular 105km race, which is the first of 13 events in the prestigious new Alpha Pharm Seeding Series. The 23-year-old clocked a winning time of 2 hours, 24 minutes and…

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De Villiers Firmly on the (DIRT) Road to Recovery

The long road to recovery took another encouraging turn for South Africa’s top female mountain bike marathon racer, Yolande de Villiers, when she won The Herald VW Mountain Bike Tour at the Addo Elephant National Park just outside Port Elizabeth on Saturday. Racing for the Cycle Lab Supercycling Toyota team, De Villiers clocked 04 hours and 17 minutes for the 85km event, which hugged the boundary fence of the world-famous…

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Teenager Topples Two of Cycling’s Big Guns

Nineteen-year-old Reinardt Janse van Rensburg gave his teen years a memorable send-off on Saturday when he outsprinted two of South African cycling’s biggest stars to win the Berge en Dale Super Classic in Krugersdorp. Janse van Rensburg, who rides for the Toyota Supercycling Academy team, won the 97km race ahead of Team Barloworld’s Daryl Impey and DCM Chrome’s Jacques Janse van Rensburg (no relation to Reinardt) giving himself an early…

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Cycling’s Big Guns Loaded for Port Elizabeth Showdown

The country’s top professionals will gather in Port Elizabeth this weekend to contest the Eastern Cape’s biggest cycling event, The Herald VW Cycle Tour, where the battle for supremacy promises to be intense. The 105km road race is the first of 13 events in the prestigious new Alpha Pharm Seeding Series, which incorporates most of the country’s highest profile cycling events. Last year’s event attracted only a handful of professionals…

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MiWay gets down and dirty with cyclists and runners

MiWay, the direct, online financial services provider, has confirmed its sponsorship of a new mountain biking and trail running event – The Dirt Festival Series, organised by Bicycling and Runner’s World magazines. The four-event series will kick off in February at Northern Farm, just outside Johannesburg, followed later this year by events in August, September and October in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town. “The race routes have been designed to…

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Knox, De Villiers Though it Out To Win At Barberton

Twenty-one-year-old Max Knox (DCM Chrome) proved he’s maturing into one of South Africa’s new endurance sport stars when he won the tough first round of the MTN National Marathon Mountain Bike Series in Barberton at the weekend. Clocking a time of 05hrs 11min 28sec for the gruelling 120km race, Knox actually led a Team DCM Chrome 1-2-3 across the finish line with teammates Jacques Janse van Rensburg finishing second and…

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