Increased prize money for 2012 Contego Wines2Whales

Riders taking part in the much loved Contego Wines2Whales MTB Race powered by Maserati will be pleased to hear that the prize purse for 2012 has increased considerably from 2011.

According to Michael Meyer (Director Contego Wines2Whales) it is with great excitement that the prize purse has been increased. “The Contego Wines2Whales celebrates its 4th anniversary this year. The event has grown extensively since its introduction in 2009, because of this we are able to increase the prize money to over R200 000. Our winning men’s and women’s teams will ride off with R15 000 after day three, while our mixed team winners will take home R10 000. We trust that this will make their victories that much sweeter,” says Meyer.

Riders taking part in the much loved Contego Wines2Whales MTB Race powered by Maserati will be pleased to hear that the prize purse for 2012 has increased considerably from 2011.

According to Michael Meyer (Director Contego Wines2Whales) it is with great excitement that the prize purse has been increased. “The Contego Wines2Whales celebrates its 4th anniversary this year. The event has grown extensively since its introduction in 2009, because of this we are able to increase the prize money to over R200 000. Our winning men’s and women’s teams will ride off with R15 000 after day three, while our mixed team winners will take home R10 000. We trust that this will make their victories that much sweeter,” says Meyer.

The full prize money breakdown can be viewed on www.wines2whales.co.za

Although the prize money only applies to the Contego Wines2Whales MTB Race, riders taking part in the Contego Wines2Whales MTB Adventure can look forward to winning awesome lucky draw prizes compliments of our sponsors.

Event Information:

Starting in the Wine lands of Somerset West, riders will cross through (and over) 13 wineries, 26 private farms, six mountains, historic roads and mountain passes, nature conservation areas (including the Kogelberg Biosphere) before finishing within sight of the famous whales of Hermanus!

· CONTEGO WINES2WHALES MTB ADVENTURE: Friday, 2 November 2012 until Sunday, 4 November 2012

· CONTEGO WINES2WHALES MTB RACE: Friday, 9 November 2012 until Sunday, 11 November 2012

Start Venue: Lourensford Estate, Somerset West

Race Village: Oak Valley Sports Field, Elgin (Western Cape)

Finish: Onrus Caravan Park, just outside of Hermanus (Western Cape)

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Prizes up for grabs compliments of our incredible sponsors will include: 1x KTM Phinx 3.29 mountain bike (Valued at R 19 995 / Contego Wines2Whales Adventure), 1x KTM Phinx 2.29 mountain bike (Valued at R 25 995 / Contego Wines2Whales Race), Suunto Ambits, ION AIR PRO action cameras, Maserati vouchers (this includes a track day and lunch with Maserati), Mizuno shoe vouchers, Thule travel product and hampers from ProNutro Active, REHIDRAT® SPORT and First Ascent.

For more information on the Contego Wines2Whales MTB Adventure and Race powered by Maserati e-mail entries@wines2whales.co.za or visit www.wines2whales.co.za