Britain’s Catherine Williamson will replace the injured Ischen Stopforth for the Contego Wine2Whales mountain bike race that starts in Somerset West in the Western Cape on November 11, according to a statement released by Team bizhub today.
Williamson (28), set to take part in her first mountain bike stage race, will now partner the experienced Yolandi du Toit (25) in the second edition of the three- day event.
Michael Rogers has signed a two-year deal with Team Sky. The 30-year-old will join up with the likes of Bradley Wiggins and Edvald Boasson Hagen, and spearhead the team in week-long stages races and the Tour de France. In other news, seasoned Tour de France campaigner Stuart O’Grady has confirmed his departure from Saxo Bank by signing with the Luxembourg Cycling Project being led by Schleck brothers Andy and Frank.
Black and white photos are enjoying a revival. Photographers are rediscovering the power and timeless nature that black and white film can lend to photos. Black and white photos can add an air of romance, class, timelessness and mystery to otherwise ordinary photographs. Here’s to a classy Happy Friday.
R500 000 UP FOR GRABS IN NEXT YEAR’S ABSA CAPE EPIC
The Absa Cape Epic, the most televised mountain bike race in the world, has announced an increased prize purse of R500 000 for next year, which consolidates the event’s position as largest prize purse in the world of endurance mountain biking.
During the sixth stage of the DCM Cape Pioneer Trek, on the last day of his career as a professional mountain biker, Silvio Bundi from Switzerland learned an important lesson.
If you want to end your career as a professional mountain biker on a high note, do not tease one of your main rivals because they have not been able to win a stage. You might just be the one who end up finishing second.
The second race of the Pro Classic Series took place this past Sunday, with Team RSAWEB taking first place, extending their lead at the top of the leader board after 2 (out of 5) races. Team RSAWEB’s Martin Wesemann managed to pull off the win with teammate Robert Quin coming home in 4th position.
Conrad Stoltz has won a record 4th Xterra World Title this weekend in Maui. Conrad decimated the competition on the bike leg and sailed to a 5 minute victory over his closest rival. Fellow SA Xterra star Dan Hugo was the only athlete to stay with Conrad on the bike until a mechanical put him out of contention.