The Sappi Karkloof Classic Trail Festival continues to be one of the most prestigious one day marathon titles on the mountain biking calendar, and with two second place finishes in the last two years Julian Jessop is hoping to claim his first win at the race on Sunday, 27 May. Having been pipped at post by Brendon Davids and Max Knox in the past two years respectively, Jessop’s drive to win this year’s event is…"Jessop looking for the win"
Just days after winning the Tour de Limpopo, under 23 star of the ProTouch Sports team Gustav Basson added another major scalp to the team’s season by winning the 25th anniversary edition of the aQuellé Tour Durban presented by Bridge Fund Managers. At the finish at the Moses Mabhida stadium Basson powered clear of Jason Oosthuisen (Barzani) and BCX’s multiple Tour Durban champion Nolan Hoffman to win a race characterised by several concerted breaks in…"Basson enjoying a purple patch"
The final racing day of the Old Mutual joBerg2c went according to plan for the big names as all the respective leaders in the major categories duly wrapped up their titles for 2018 on the 96km stage from Ixopo to Highflats on Friday. In the AmaBokkeBokkie Global Mixed Champs category, after they rode over the line at Highflats the smiling assassins Amy McDougall and Arno du Toit from the dormakaba mixed team were beaming as…"McDougall and Du Toit clinch title"
THE Amabokkebokkie Global Mixed Champs category seems to have been all but settled on Stage 6 of the Old Mutual joBerg2c with dormakaba’s Amy McDougall and Arno du Toit notching up their fifth win from five racing stages on Wednesday and extended their lead to a massive 25 minutes. The dominant mixed category leaders were once again matched by the other main racing classes: The leading solo rider, Matthys Beukes (PYGA Eurosteel) claiming his fifth…"Five from five for top Amabokkebokkies"
STAGE Five of the Old Mutual joBerg2c was more of the same with the dormakaba Mixed Team, the NAD Pro pairing and solo rider Matthys Beukes dominating their respective categories and on Tuesday each claimed their fourth category win from four racing stages to remain unbeaten. The 122km stage from Winterton to Nottingham Road was the longest of the race and contained the most climbing. Although the entire field – from race leaders all the…"Top teams keep their grip"
THE top of the major category leaderboards remains the same at the Old Mutual joBerg2c, with the NAD Pro team and the dormakaba Mixed teams dominating matters, but the PYGA Eurosteel pair of solo riders, Matthys Beukes and Phillimon Sebona, upstaged the big guns on the fourth stage on Monday. On the 93km stage from Sterkfontein Dam to Winterton, the NAD Pro duo of Gawie Combrinck and Nico Bell added another eight minutes to their…"Beukes and Sebona upstage the big guns"
THE imposing Mount Paul proved the decisive feature of the third day of the Old Mutual joBerg2c on Sunday with both the men’s and the Amabokkebokkie Global Mixed Champs categories being decided in the shadow of the imposing mountain which overlooks the overnight camp at Sterkfontein Dam. On the 122km stage 3 from Reitz to Sterkfontein Dam, the winning men’s team of Nico Bell and Gawie Combrinck (NAD Pro MTB) made their decisive break on…"Chasers left with a mountain to climb"
Gawie Combrinck and Nico Bell secured the first win of the 2018 Old Mutual joBerg2c when the Nad Pro Team pair claimed the first racing stage from Frankfort to Reitz on Saturday, but the most exciting racing was in the Amabokkebokkie Global Mixed Champs category with less than a minute separating the first two teams. The newly introduced Global Mixed Champs category offers equal prize money to that of the leading men and the incentive…"Amabokkebokkies provide the excitement"
Having finished fourth, third and second in the past three years, Sam Sanders will be hoping that in 2018 she can shrug off her runner-up tag and win her first KAP sani2c title with Amy McDougall at the three-day race from May 10-12 . The progress from the dormakaba rider has been impressive to see and after a strong ride with McDougall in 2017, the focus will be entirely geared on going one better this…"Sanders & McDougall eyeing elusive sani2c win"
Michael McDermott and Wayne McDuling cruised home to win the opening stage of the 2018 Old Mutual joBerg2c, but the pair of masters will not gain any advantage for winning the 116km neutral stage from Heidelberg to Frankfort on Friday. Although the two are aiming to win the masters category, and their four-hour 26-minute 27-second finish means they will enjoy a significant psychological boost over their rivals in the over-50 class, they are well aware…"Michael & Wayne master opening day of joBerg2c"