Overnight leaders Andrew Hill and Shaun-Nick Bester put the hammer down from the start to surge to stage and overall victory on the final day of the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain-bike race at Addo today. The TIB-Silverback-Best4Sport team won their second stage of the three-day event at the Zuurberg Mountain Village just outside Port Elizabeth to take the title in 8:53:46. After a sluggish start to the event, RSA Web’s Stuart Marais and Renay…"Hill, Bester cruise home"
Karkloof – The race for the overall line honours at the Sappi Karkloof Classic Trail Festival 60 km ultra-marathon ended in a thrilling sprint finish with Under 23 ace Julian Jessop bouncing back from a series of crashes to outwit Stuart Marais on the finish line. Jessop and Marais raced the entire race together with Pieter du Toit, and the crowd enjoying the 25th anniversary celebrations of this pioneering event were treated to a grand…"Jessop waits to outsprint Marais"
The young Plettenberg Bay team of Aiden Connelly and Rogan Smart seized the moment to claim victory on the second stage of the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain-bike race today. The Bikeshop-Scott-Strocam pair blitzed the tough 88km course in a time of 3:40:49 to beat Jason Peach and Jason Read and Renay Groustra and Stuart Marais (RSA Web) to the finish at the Zuurberg Mountain Village outside Port Elizabeth. Overnight leaders Andrew Hill and Shaun-Nick…"Hill, Bester hold their lead … just!"
Karkloof – Juniors Kiera Duncan and Beanie Thies rocked the Sappi Karkloof Classic Trail Festival by winning the STIHL Karkloof Enduro men’s and women’s titles respectively. 17 year old Duncan, who lives a stones throw away from the Karkloof trails on which he won the title, was ecstatic to claim the overall honours, when he had been aiming for the junior laurels. “Conditions couldn’t have been any better, they were absolutely prime,” he enthused. “I…"Juniors star at karkloof Enduro"
KZN Cycling continues to develop cycling across all levels in the province with an exciting new road race, the Universal Networks Westville M13 Classic, bringing the sport to the doorstep of both riders and spectators. KZN Cycling has placed a new event on the calendar which will be held on Sunday June 3 exclusively on the M13 in Westville. The urban nature of the event will allow riders to take part in an event within…"M13 Classic brings racing to Westville doorstep"
Stuart Marais powered away from Henry Liebenberg on the final lap of the KZN MTB Lap Series Challenge at Cascades in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday to claim the race win and snatch the series title overall. The Howick resident was locked in a no-quarters-asked battle with Liebenberg and they matched each other surge for surge over the first five out of six laps, before Marais finally managed to make the decisive break on a steady incline…"Marais grabs KZN Lap title"
THE third and final leg of the KZN MTB Lap Challenge takes place at the old faithful Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday and spectators can expect normal service to be resumed with Stuart Marais the clear favourite to claim his second win of the series. Marais was a clear winner at the opening race of the series at Shongweni in February, but was unable to compete in Leg 2 at Aloe Park, leaving…"Tight fight for KZN title"
The new Liberty 250 road and mountain bike stage race which takes place in the Ballito area of the KwaZulu-Natal north coast in August ticks many boxes for South African cyclists and could turn out to be the next big event on the race calendar. Event organiser Barry Holland of the Race Organisation Company (ROC) has drawn on his vast experience as both a competitor and an event organiser to come up with the exciting…"New event for SA cyclists"
Rob Hobson and Dylan Rebello (Imbuko Momsen) have won the fourth annual Gravel & Grape weekend of MTB in the Breedekloof Wine Valley. The event took place from 4-6 May. The rising stars pipped Jurgens Uys and Nicol Carstens (Giant RSA) to the overall post by almost 10 minutes after three days of tough riding. Hobson and Rebello only came together a week before the event after losing their regular riding partners to injury. As…"Young stars shine"