Max Knox (DCM) is on the verge of quite an unique hat trick after he won the MTN 50 Miler mountain bike ultra-marathon over the weekend in Pietermaritzburg.
Two weekends ago Knox also won the Sunday Tribune Hill2Hill Classic which means that he if wins next weekend’s MTN Crater Cruise in Parys he will have completed his hat trick of victories.
Kevin Evans (MTN-Energade) notched up another first in his illustrious cycling career on Sunday when he won the four day Clover Tour in the Lowveld.
It is the first time that a mountain biker has managed to win a local road tour. Earlier this year Evans also made South African cycling history when he won the pro-elite time trial at the national road championship in Klerksdorp. He also finished second overall in the Giro del Capo.
Evans’s overall winning time was 15 hours 20 minutes and 39 seconds. Shaun Ward (Panda) finished second overall in 15:21:49 and Jason Bakke (House of Paints) was third in 15:21:54.
The host country for the 2010 edition of the UCI’s main event is Australia, one of the world’s great cycling nations. This is due to the growing success of the Tour Down Under, the UCI ProTour’s opening event, as well as the exploits of the best Aussies – in particular Cadel Evans and Jack Bobridge. Oceana is only the fourth continent the Road World champs has visited since its inception in 1927. The other three continents are Europe, America and Asia.
There are a number of Bike Computer apps in the App Store–Cycle Meter, Cycle Tracker, and Cycle Watch, just to name a few–and while they all do the job of tracking your speed, route, time, and miles, none of them are really all that accurate. Plus, it’s just sort of a pain to pull your iPhone in and out of your pocket or bag to access its cycling functions. There are mounts, but these don’t solve the accuracy problem. The solution? Enter: LiveRider.
A Hungarian design team has unveiled a new chainless bike, powered by steel wires, that easily disassembles and can be organized for touring or racing.
The “Stringbike” uses two steel cables attached to pulleys, which move on swinging kidney-shaped discs as you pedal. The discs replace a traditional round gear system, and you can install different discs depending on your needs, according to the Web site Hungarian Ambiance.
PLANES, TRAINS AND BICYCLES: THE TRUE STORY OF AN ASPIRING SOUTH AFRICAN TOUR DE FRANCE RIDER.
If you were a competitive cyclist in Cape Town in the early 1990s, you would be familiar with the name of Mark Blewett. Now a successful businessman based in China, Mark was kind enough to give us a fascinating insight into his former life as an elite cyclist with the goal of turning pro in deepest, darkest Europe.