Western Province downhillers looking to earn provincial series points will be battling it out on the slopes of Contermanskloof near Durbanville this weekend (1-2 October) at the fourth and final round of the Western Province Mongoose Downhill Series.
Fresh from their 5-month stint in Europe, popular locals Johann Potgieter and Stefan Garlicki will be tearing it up against their fellow rivals this weekend.
Ariane Kleinhans was victorious in the ladies division of the 2011 Karoo2Coast mountain bike race on Sunday.
This 100 kilometre event between Uniondale and Knysna was held in summer-like conditions with over 3000 participants.
It was a welcome return to form for Kleinhans, who sustained a broken hand while leading the World Marathon MTB Chamionships in Montebelluna this past June.
Although famous for their achievements in the sport of rugby, former Springboks Corné Krige and Tiaan Strauss will be seen trading in their togs for mountain bikes the weekend of 11 – 13 November 2011 when they take on the increasingly popular Contego Wines2Whales MTB Race powered by Maserati.
At the recent Eurobike tradeshow, Gore Cables new light weight cable system received the prestigious Eurobike Award. Cycle Africa are expecting these cables early next month so get to your local bike shop soon to try them out. More news includes the 2nd phase of their new website being launched and a entry giveaway to this weekends PSG Konsult Hermanus Adventure MTB Challenge, keep reading for more details.
Five of South Africa’s top mountain bikers, Adrien Niyonshuti and Jacques Janse van Rensburg (both MTN-Qhubeka); Kevin Evans and David George (both 360Life) and Max Knox (Ghost) and Mannie Heymans (Garmin adidas) share the same goal. They all want to be the overall winner of the MTN Ultra-marathon series.
The 2011 UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships have come to an end with yet another spectacular display of mountain bike racing from athletes all over the world, with only one chance of having the perfect race run to earn the prestigious title of MTB World Champion.
South Africa had a very strong presence in amongst a quality line-up of international mountain bikers in the cross-country and downhill disciplines; four-cross and trials were also part of the event schedule.
The sani2c will become the first multistage mountain bike race in South Africa to add a third leg to cater for an ever-increasing demand, organisers announced on Tuesday.
Founder Glen Haw said the new component would further entrench the event’s position as the largest fully serviced event in the world. “I know of no other race that takes a three-pronged approach,” he said.