MTB Dash course befitting Nelson Mandela

Rio Olympic mountain bike track designer Nick Floros hopes he has put together a course for the Mandela Day MTB Dash that is befitting the revered Father of the Nation. Saturday’s MTB Dash offers mountain bikers options to race over three different distances: a 42km race for the regular riders who are looking for a proper challenge; an intermediate 21km event for weekend warriors and part-time mountain bikers; and a 10km fun ride aimed at…

"MTB Dash course befitting Nelson Mandela"

Hatherly claims first World Cup win

Alan Hatherly controlled an explosive race in the U23 Men’s category in Mont Sainte Anne on Sunday to win his first-ever UCI XCO World Cup. The result in Canada, on what Hatherley describes as “one of the hardest tracks on the (World Cup) circuit” is the South African’s most memorable result in a roller coaster season of racing. The 22-year-old broke both wrists in February in a mountain bike stage but bounced back in April…

"Hatherly claims first World Cup win"

Stage win just not enough at Liberty 250

THE Bluff Meat Supply team won the final day of the Liberty 250 road cycling team stage race but it was just not enough as Thule Cornubia clinched the overall title by just one second after the third exciting day’s racing in a row at Ballito on Sunday. In the concurrent Liberty 150 mountain bike event Andrew Hill and his Gauteng partner Shaun-Nick Bester cruised to their third win in three stages to extend their…

"Stage win just not enough at Liberty 250"

MTB decided, but road race is tight

Andrew Hill and Shaun-Nick Bester have taken complete control of the Liberty 150 mountain bike race on the opening two stages, but the dice for victory in the corresponding 250km road race in Ballito is too tight to call with just two seconds separating the leading teams going into the Sunday’s final stage. On Saturday’s 54km MTB stage, Hill and Bester recorded a second consecutive victory over Andrew Johnson and Andrew Cairns (Ballito Bicycle Company)…

"MTB decided, but road race is tight"