Odendaal Nails Mankele Downhill Track to Secure Championship Victory

A small but quality field assembled at Mankele MTB Park on the outskirts of Nelspruit, Mpumalanga on Sunday 22nd July to contest the SA National MTB Downhill Championship.

The absence of defending champion Andrew Neethling, who races for the international Giant Factory Off-Road Team, left the championship run wide open, and race day favourites Stefan Garlicki and Hayden Brown were keen to derail overall National MTB Series winners Tiaan Odendaal’s hope for the championship title as well.

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MTB Fever Hits Mpumalanga As Olympians Aim for National Titles

Mpumalanga will welcome a flood of cross-country and downhill specialists as they descend on Mankele MTB Park on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July to challenge for their respective mountain bike national championship titles.

Attention towards this year’s championship event is at an all time high with the return to South Africa of our three Olympic representatives, Burry Stander, Philip Buys and Candice Neethling, who will be looking to add a national title to their names ahead of sport’s biggest global spectacular taking place in London in less than a fortnight.

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