Race Face Performance Products, a global leader in technical mountain bike components, apparel, and protection, has re-signed mountain bike icon Brett Tippie to a two-year sponsorship contract. Tippie, the pioneer of freeride mountain biking who made his professional debut in 1995 and has appeared in countless movies, magazines, and riding events over the years, has been with Race Face since he entered the gravity cycling scene.
So, it seems that it was too good to be true. Tour de France champion Alberto Contador has been told of his punishment for his positive drugs test from the 2010 race, the Spanish cycling federation announced on Wednesday. Spain’s sports media reported Tuesday that the rider may be suspended for one year over his positive doping test at last year’s event.
Top South African cyclist Carla Swart’s life will be celebrated at a memorial service in Port Elizabeth on Thursday, February 3.
Fellow cyclists are expected to gather at The Boardwalk Casino’s Vodacom Amphitheatre at 4.30pm.
In 2007 Daryl Impey made sure that people took note of the MTN Cycling team when he won no less than 15 races.
The good news is that Impey will be back in “yellow” this year riding for MTN Qhubeka. Both local and international riders should take note that Impey is a rider on a mission. He is going to ride to win because he has something to prove.
Team RSAWEB took to the streets of Paarl this past weekend for the second race of the Pro Classic Series Summer League – Boland Drukpers Funride. Team RSAWEB had a great showing with both Robert Quinn and Carl Pasio in the top 5. Check out the race report below.
Port Elizabeth mountain biker Andrea von Holdt announced herself as a contender for The Herald VW Cycle Tour’s Extreme Challenge when she finished runner-up in the Attakwas half-marathon just outside George recently.
Cervelo’s Cameron Meyer of Australia beat countryman Matthew Goss (Team HTC-HighRoad) by two seconds to win the Down Under Tour overall. Team Sky’s Ben Swift won the final stage while Lance Armstrong finished his last race outside the U.S. in 65th place out of 129 riders, refusing to speak to reporters afterward.
Two of South Africa’s most talented and successful cyclists, Kevin Evans and David George, have broken with tradition and formed their own two-rider professional team in an effort to win some of the world’s most important mountain bike racing titles. Check out some of the photos taken by Gary Perkin in Tokai last weekend.