Dirtopia MTB Festival takes place closer to Cape Town this year! Mountain bike enthusiasts, leisure cyclists and spectators of all ages can look forward to a jam-packed weekend of fun and action running from Friday, 29 April 2011 till Monday, 02 May 2011
Wow, who would have thought? The Spanish cycling federation (RFEC) has cleared three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador of knowingly using banned drugs, his lawyer said Tuesday. “We can confirm the dropping (of the case),” the lawyer, Andy Ramos, told reporters. “At this time, Alberto can race and justice has been done.” The International [...]
True to expectations, Andrew Neethling (Team Giant) won the pro-elite men’s downhill race during the African Mountain Bike Championship that took place at Jonkershoek, near Stellenbosch, on Saturday (12 February).
Mountain bikers have an additional reason to celebrate this Valentine’s Day, as Monday, 14 February 2011 will see the official opening of entries for the highly anticipated 2011 Contego Wines2Whales MTB Adventure and Race.
“A most enjoyable ride!”
This is how Burry Stander (Specialized/USN) described his winning performance in the pro-elite race of the African Cross Country MTB Championship at Jonkershoek, near Stellenbosch, on Saturday (12 February).
Crank attended the UCI African Continental Champs in Jonkershoek on Saturday. The riders were met with stifling hot conditions and a super technical 4km course designed by Chris Nixon. There was some great racing to be seen with Yolande Speedy, Burry Stander and James Reid securing African titles.
The SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport yesterday imposed a three year ban on one of the country’s top cyclists, Michael Dean Pepper, who tested positive for two banned substances.
Pepper was tested at the Amashovashova cycle race in Durban in Oct 2010, where he raced for the House of Paint team.