“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.
Orange Monkey-Cannondale rider, Rourke Croeser will take on the best riders across all continents of Africa in the much anticipated Continental Championships this weekend.
Rourke has already shown good early season form and has already stated the African Championships is a priority.
After the South African Road Championship in Port Elizabeth, Burry Stander (Specialized/Mr Price) will undoubtedly be the firm favourite to win the UCI African Continental Cross Country mountain bike championship in Jonkershoek, just outside of Stellenbosch, on Saturday (12 February).
In-form DCM team-mates Max Knox and Brandon Stewart are set to face off on “neutral” territory in this Saturday’s 85km Extreme Challenge at Addo just outside Port Elizabeth.
The mountain biking duo will aim to continue their impressive early- season form in the race that will form part of the annual The Herald VW
Cycle Tour in the Friendly City for a seventh time.
Crank Cycling News attended the ABSA Cape Epic media launch in the V&A Waterfront yesterday. The organisers pulled out all the stops and shed some light on some new sponsors as well as some other interesting media innovations. Keep reading to find some more detail.
Max Knox (DCM) proved that hard work pays off when he won the MTN Barberton ultra-marathon (120km) on Saturday for the third year in a row.
Actually the way Knox completed his hat trick of victories was uncanny. It was almost a carbon copy of what happened on the slopes of the Barberton mountains the year before.