The UCI (Union Cycliste Inernationale) announced yesterday at a board meeting in Salzburg that Cycling South Africa has been awarded the rights to host the 2014 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships in KwaZulu-Natal.
The popular mountain biking venue of Karkloof was evaluated and considered the selected marathon venue by Simon Burney, UCI’s technical delegate, with the area and its abundance of forestry roads, dual track and singletrack lending more to what the endurance race would need for the championship course design.
2013 ABSA CAPE EPIC SETS BENCHMARK WITH R1 MILLION PRIZE PURSE
The Absa Cape Epic, the most televised mountain bike race in the world, has announced an increased prize purse of R1 million for the 10th edition of the race next year, which consolidates its position as mountain bike race with the largest prize purse in the world. The event’s total prize purse has doubled in a period of only three years.
The winners of the inaugural Exxaro Development Jersey at the 2012 Absa Cape Epic, from the Exxaro Academy, Azukile Simayile and Siphosenkosi Madolo, are on their way to Germany to participate in this year’s 8-day TransAlp, which takes place from 14 to 21 July 2012.
CSA-MTBs National Cup Series culminates with the 4th leg in KwaZulu-Natal on 23rd and 24th June. Local track builders have been placing the finishing touches on the cross-country and downhill tracks this past weekend at World’s View in Hilton, the new venue for the event.
Participants and their supporters will now have a change of scenery at the World’s View venue that offers panoramic views overlooking the city of Pietermaritzburg below, including the previously scheduled Cascades world cup venue.
Local production company, Sinamatella Productions recently received a huge boost when their first feature length documentary, An Epic Tale, got accepted into the Encounters Film Festival. What makes this achievement so special is that the Encouters teams of reviewers had to go through 487 entries to compile a programme of 29 international and 22 SA [...]