Xterra world champion joins the Contego Wines2Whales Charity Drive

PHOTO CREDIT:  Mike Adrian, www.xterraplanet.com

Only two weeks after acquiring his fourth XTERRA World Champion title, XTERRA legend Conrad Stoltz will be back in the saddle, this time doing his bit for charity at the second annual Contego Wines2Whales MTB Race taking place from Friday, 12 November 2010 until Sunday, 14 November 2010.

Forming part of the ‘Ride with the Champs’ initiative, Stoltz will replace Pasella Presenter Dieter Voigt, who recently had to withdraw due to injury.  According to Stoltz, up until now his only association with the Songo.info charity was through fellow world champions, Christoph Sauser and Burry Stander.  “I am really happy to finally be given an opportunity to do something in support of this awesome charity.  This will literally be my first time back on the bike since the XTERRA World Champs in Hawaii.  I am planning to take part in a few local mountain biking events shortly and will use the Wines2Whales Race as a means to get back in form.  I’ve heard that the route has great technical sections (I am really looking forward to these) and amazing scenic sections.  I am really happy to be back home and look forward to racing with my partner, Noel Wright,” says Stoltz.

The 2010 Contego Wines2Whales MTB Race will see top athletes such as Christoph Sauser (Olympic medalist), Burry Stander (Under-23 World MTB), Conrad Stoltz (four time XTERRA World Champion) and Dan Hugo (South African multi-sport champion and top ranked international XTERRA athlete) take part in support of the “RIDE WITH THE CHAMPION” initiative.  This initiative gave riders the opportunity to bid to compete with one of these four stars.  Proceeds of the auction will go towards three very worthy charities, namely the JAG Foundation (an organisation focusing on education and sport development at grassroots), Songo.info (a charity focusing on bringing sport to the Kayamandi township of Stellenbosch) and local community programmes en route.

Carel Vosloo will team up with Christoph Sauser
Johan Roos will team up with Burry Stander
Noel Wright will team up with Conrad Stoltz
Marcel Joubert will team up with Dan Hugo

Event Information:

STAGE ONE: Friday, 12 November 2010
START: Lourensford Wine Estate (Somerset West) at 08h00
FINISH: Grabouw Country Club

STAGE TWO: Saturday, 13 November 2010
START: Grabouw Country Club at 08h00
FINISH: Grabouw Country Club

STAGE THREE: Sunday, 14 November 2010
START: Grabouw Country Club at 08h00
FINISH: Onrus Caravan Park, Hermanus