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.
Pre-entries close a week from today for the inaugural Msunduzi Road Challenge, the anticipated inclusion into the UCI World Cycling Tour (UWCT) taking place on 29th and 30th October 2011.
Following Cycling South Africa’s recent announcement of winning the rights to stage the Final of the 2012 UCI World Cycling Tour in Pietermaritzburg, the dates have already been set for the 7th to 9th September 2012.
Hanna Klein is one of Germany’s brightest MTB Starlets. She has had strong results at the Junior level, racing into 1st place at the German National Champs and finishing 2nd at the European Champs. This video was taken in the Czech Republic just before the 4th UCI MTB World Cup.
To become the first rider to complete a hat trick of victories at the MTN Ride Crater Cruise in Parys could be very tempting for many riders, but Kevin Evans (360Life), the most successful rider in the history of the Crater Cruise, is an exception.
‘Naturally I would not mind winning the MTN Ride Crater Cruise for a third time in a row, but on Saturday (8 September) we have ‘bigger fish to fry’.
In the run-up to the Hilton MTB Dirt Fest in KwaZulu-Natal two weeks ago, all and sundry were still very flustered about the fact that any of five riders could potentially still walk away with the MTN National Marathon MTB Series title for 2011. Now there are two…