Candice Lill and Matthys Beukes claimed the honours and the glory at the Mandela Day Marathon MTB Dash on Saturday, but they achieved their respective wins at the Mandela Capture Site in vastly different ways."Different Mandela Day MTB wins"
Matthys Beukes and Candice Lill both made the journey from the Cape worthwhile when they claimed victories in the Mendela Day Marathon MTB Dash on Saturday."Long ride to victory in Mandela Day MTB"
KZN cross country champion Stuart Marais is looking to finally get a win that has eluded him when he tackles his hometown race, the Mandela Day Marathon MTB Dash on Saturday."Marais “really wants to win” the Mandela Day MTB Dash"
THE two champions from the 2017 Mandela Day Marathon MTB Dash are not able to defend their titles on Saturday at the Mandela Capture Site, but both races still have the potential for some thrilling action."Mandela Dash women’s race a battle of the ages"
WHILE some of the country’s top riders are fighting for the prestigious Mandela Day Marathon MTB Dash title on Saturday, the future of SA cycling will be on display whne the current KZN Cycling Development programme host races at the same venue."More to Mandela Day Dash than a race for elites"
In the second edition of the Carpathian Mountain Bike Epic, hosted near the city of Brașov in central Romania, Team Spur’s Ariane Lüthi showed her class through the challenging mountainous terrain to claim the overall victory after four days of intense racing."Victory for Ariane at the Carpathian Epic"
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"
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"
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"
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"