By winning the second stage of the DCM Pioneer Trek yesterday (Tuesday, 18 October), Max Knox (Ghost) and Christoph Sauser (Songo.info) proved that you can’t keep a good team down. Kevin Evans and David George from Team 360 Life held onto the leaders jersey after a dominant stage 1 victory.
The winning time for the stage (from Calitzdorp to Riversdale) was 5 hours 23 minutes and 25 seconds.
The organisers of the Msunduzi Road Challenge cycle race on 29 and 30 October have struck a compromise on their road closure plans to ensure the residents in the New Hanover, Dalton and Wartburg areas are not adversely affected on the Sunday of the road race.
The race, which offers options of 90km, 111km and 126km from Alexandra Park in Pietermaritzburg, past Albert Falls dam and traversing the midlands via New Hanover, Dalton, Harburg and Wartburg before returning to the start venue, was initially planned for full road closure for the duration of the race on Sunday 30 October.
Thanks to mountain biking, Ischen Stopforth (Bizhub) is turning into a real wildlife expert.
Two weeks ago, during the MTN Ride Crater Cruise, she learned that red hartebeest can run very fast when frightened and yesterday (17 October), during the first stage of the DCM Cape Pioneer Trek, the lesson she learned was that first impressions can be misleading.
If you see a branch lying next to a mountain-bike route, it may turn out not to be a branch at all.
Pauline had featured on Happy Friday before. The 19 year old French talent is back in the limelight after being the focus of Cyclepassion’s third video highlights package of 2012 – she is back. You can see our previous post with pics here.
It will not be surprising if the name of the MTN Ride Crater Cruise is changed next year.
The reason for the change will be that Kevin Evans (360Life) is not prepared to accept defeat in what is considered to be the South African equivalent of the Paris-Roubaix.
Reigning men’s champions Louis-Bresler Knipe and Adriaan Louw will be faced with an epic battle when they return to the Winelands the weekend of 11 – 13 November 2011 to defend their title at the Contego Wines2Whales MTB Race powered by Maserati.
According to Knipe, the Contego Wines2Whales MTB Race is different to anything else out there.
It was an action-packed weekend of superlative BMX racing when the country’s best gathered at the Alrode BMX Club track in Gauteng for the season finale – the final leg of the SA National BMX Champs and the once-off SA Grand National BMX Champs (8th and 9th October).
The calibre of racing was nothing short of exhilarating across all the age categories as BMX racers vied for national glory. Saturday’s racing saw the end of the 2011 SA championship season, determining 2011 champs in each category.