STOLTZ TO TOE THE LINE AT PENNYPINCHERS ORIGIN OF TRAILS

Four times XTERRA World Champion and Stellenbosch resident, Conrad Stoltz will join many mountain biking enthusiasts on the start line at the inaugural Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails on Friday, 29 November 2013 and Saturday, 30 November 2013.

Four times XTERRA World Champion and Stellenbosch resident, Conrad Stoltz will join many mountain biking enthusiasts on the start line at the inaugural Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails on Friday, 29 November 2013 and Saturday, 30 November 2013.

 

A mountain-bikers’ dream come true, the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails is combining a vast network of world class trails with beauty and exclusivity.  Riders can look forward to experiencing a spectacular combination of single-track that to date has been unknown to the mountain biking community of Stellenbosch.

 

“I’m excited to ride new trails in and around Stellenbosch,” says Stoltz.  “I’ve been riding here since ’97 and thought I knew them all.  After training on the Stellenbosch trails for so many years, it will be the first time I’ll actually race on them, that’s exciting.  Also taking part in a stage race, but sleeping in my own bed will be a first”.

 

“I think this kind of racing will open the door to a new and popular kind of racing that can be enjoyed by every mountain biker,” continues Stoltz.  “The “Cape Epic” craze is not for everyone.  Long hours of riding corrugated gravel roads with a partner, is worth the experience, but this “new” concept is great.  Not too long, technically challenging, great single track and you don’t have to worry about waiting or begging your partner for mercy.  And of course, having it in my home town will just be so much fun.  I will definitely be racing.  Ek’s lus vir jaag”.

 

Event Information:

 

The Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails is an individual two day mountain bike stage race.

 

    STAGE ONE:         Friday, 29 November 2013  

    Distance:              +- 71km or +- 38km

    Start:                      Church Street (Stellenbosch)

    Finish:                    Paul Roos Gymnasium (Stellenbosch)

   

    STAGE TWO:       Saturday, 30 November 2013

    Distance:              +- 68km or +- 42km

    Start:                      Church Street (Stellenbosch)

    Finish:                    Paul Roos Gymnasium (Stellenbosch)

 

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