Simply outnumbered in Eritrea, Team South Africa still topped the medals table at the African Continental road cycling championships in Asmara that ended on Sunday.
South Africa took only seven riders to the championships but come back with 11 medals in their baggage. Of these three were gold, five silver and three bronze.
That saw them getting the better of Eritrea (six medals in total) while Morocco and Mauritius ended with two apiece.
Thanks to the vision of Fritz Pienaar and Advendurance, talented young mountain bikers in South Africa will get the opportunity during the MTN Sabie Event to test their skills against some of the world’s best.
Wessel van der Walt, race director of the MTN series, announced that from next year the Sabie Event will be a UCI-sanctioned event where many international ranking points will be on offer.
This past weekend I took part in the Contego Wines2Whales three day MTB race with Daniel Dobinson from iRide Africa. Both of us come from a XCO background so we were excited to see how we would we shape up in a longer multiday event.
Following the great success of the inaugural 2011 Cell C Tour of South Africa, it is with regret that news was received on Monday concerning the cancellation of the Tour of SA.
According to Primedia, Cycling South Africa’s commercial partners entrusted with securing the funding for the Tour, various critical milestones have not been achieved – the unavailability of sufficient financial funding being one of the most important criteria.
This past weekend saw the Wines2Whales Adventure taking place on some of the best trails the Cape Winelands has on offer. This looks like a proper mountain bike race, where skills are as important as fitness. I will be partnering up with Daniel from iRideAfrica for the race staring this Friday, cant wait.
During the past few years, pro-elite mountain-bike racing in South Africa was dominated by only a handful of riders.
Burry Stander, Kevin Evans, David George, Max Knox and Philip Buys won about 90% of the major races among them.
However, this domination seems to be about to end.
The coordinators of the Cape Leopard Trust (CLT) Boland Project are excited to announce that a young leopard has been photographed at Paul Cluver (De Rust Estate, Grabouw), a mere two months after the deployment of three digital camera traps at strategically selected points on the Wines2Whales (W2W) MTB route.