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Qhubeka hits the MTB trails

The Berg and Bush, a popular multi-stage mountain bike race during October in the Central Drakensberg, is helping spread the Qhubeka initiative’s message after its success on the world stage. At the moment, the Qhubeka initiative is currently enjoying the international spotlight as team MTN-Qhubeka, Africa’s first ProContinental cycling team in the Tour de France, continues to shine. Steve Cumming from the African based team won the 14 stage of the tour after Daniel Teklehaimanot […]

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Michael Cannon in the RECM 200 Knysna

Tackling your first multi-stage MTB race

Michael Cannon, an avid triathlete and multisport enthusiast, took the big step up to multi-stage MTB racing when he participated in the RECM Knysna 200 on 13 – 15 June. Michael was entering a new world, having spent most of his time as a triathlete he was accustomed to giving it his all for one day events through three disciplines. But he would have to adjust very quickly, he was preparing himself for three days […]

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Yolandi du Toit mountain biking

Injury can strike at any time

Yolandi du Toit was seen as one of the race favourites for the South African Marathon Championships at Van Gaalens Cheese farm this year, but as it is with competitive sport, injuries can strike at the cruelest of times. Yolandi has had to pull out of one of the biggest races on the calendar during the week leading up to it, but what is great to see is how she puts a positive spin on things during […]

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Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge a muddy success

Few backdrops can compare with the scenic natural grandeur of Plettenberg Bay, and so it’s no wonder that a record field flocked onto the Garden Route to take part in the ever-popular Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge. Thousands of athletes, weekend warriors, and celebrity sports stars lined up for the eleventh Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge, competing in a diverse range of events, including open-ocean swimming, trail running, mountain biking, beach walks, and a Kids of Steel […]

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BIG 5 Sports Challenge re-defines Knysna Oyster Festival

The annual Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival is synonymous with getting out into the great outdoors. Every year thousands of runners, cyclists, swimmers, paddlers and mountain bikers from around South Africa (and the world) travel to this scenic coastal village to experience ‘the best ten days of their winter’. Sport, cuisine, lifestyle and entertainment form part and parcel of what has by now become a seminal event here on the Garden Route. And at the […]

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Ngwenya 2014 titles scooped by Jung and Haywood

Four years ago, the Ngwenya Glass Factory took on the initiative to make an impact on the lives of its surrounding Swazi locals. On Saturday 5 July, Ngwenya Glass was ready to host its fourth annual race. This year, the event promised an experience like no other. This time around, I was the lucky individual that was going to be a part of the action! After a five hour drive from Johannesburg to the Swaziland […]

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Kulhavy, Langvad win elite titles at 2014 MTB Marathon World Champs

The UCI MTB World Marathon Championships provided epic battles between some of the world’s best mountain bikers. The international talent showcased at the event made for an exciting weekend for both local and foreign competitors. Over 130 entrants represented their countries. Denmark’s Annika Langvad wrapped up a hat-trick of women’s world titles entrenching her status as one of the best female endurance mountain bikers in the world. The result was especially pleasing for the Dane […]

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Schurter flats, Absalon wins MTB World Cup Maritzburg opener

The 2014 UCI MTB World Cup came to a thrilling end in the elite men’s cross country final at Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg. Overcoming the disappointments of previous attempts, Julien Absalon claimed his maiden victory in South Africa, after finding himself unexpectedly leapfrogging into the lead. The BMC MTB Racing rider started conservatively but soon found himself locked in a titanic tussle with Pietermaritzburg favourite and three-time winner at the venue, Nino Schurter of […]

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Final day results for Cape Epic 2014

It was a traditional final day, all culminating at Lourensford Wine Estate where a hero’s welcome awaited the tired riders. It was a short day with a late start, but definitely not a free ride to the finish. A few final hurdles challenged riders, like the climb up Nuweberg on forestry roads, with its steep and washed out descent. Once over the Hottentots Mountain Range, riders enjoyed the vistas over False Bay, all the way […]

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Buys wins second Cape Epic stage

By Chris Whitfield South African Philip Buys commandingly won his second stage of the 2014 Absa Cape Epic Saturday with Swiss partner Nino Schurter (Team Scott-Odlo) as the race for the overall winners’ zebra-striped jersey was again touched by drama. “Another stage… another flat… another drama,” said Czech Kristian Hynek, leading overall with German Robert Mennen (Topeak-Ergon), after they had again benefited on the day from the sportsmanship of fellow professionals. Mennen and Hynek finished the […]

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