New look for Husqvarna Classic

The ever-popular Husqvarna Classic Mid-Illovo MTB Challenge & Trail Run in KwaZulu-Natal will have a new look in 2019, including a new race venue and some revamped routes. This year’s event on April 28 will be based at the Gwahumbe Game Lodge and Spa which will provide an idyllic and spectator-friendly venue for supporters, while also ensuring a more relaxed setting for riders and runners after they have completed their events. The route for the…

"New look for Husqvarna Classic"

White takes first pedal strokes to R25 000 bonus

Tyronne White earned himself an early lead in the lucrative Quattro ROAG Series powered by Momentum when he picked up a narrow win in the opening event of the series, the Illovo Wartburg Classic MTB & Trail Run at the weekend. White, the 2018 runner up in the series, edged his Ballito Bicycle Co teammate and training partner Andrew Johnson by a second for the 62km course after the pair had worked together to secure a 93-second…

"White takes first pedal strokes to R25 000 bonus"

Entries close tonight for ROAG Series opener

Wartburg becomes the centre of attention for KwaZulu-Natal off-road riders and runners on Saturday when the country’s richest mountain biking and trail running series kicks off in the tiny KZN Midlands village. The 62km Illovo Wartburg MTB Marathon and 14km Wartburg Build it Trail Run are the opening events in the lucrative Quattro ROAG Series powered by Momentum, and are traditionally seen by riders and runners as the beginning of the competitive year in the…

"Entries close tonight for ROAG Series opener"

SA’s richest MTB Series ready to fly

THE country’s richest mountain biking and trail running series, the Quattro ROAG Series powered by Momentum, will start in a few days with a new joint sponsor on board, increased prize money and a slightly updated format. The Illovo Wartburg MTB Classic & Trail Run will once again kick off the prestigious series early next month. At the end of ten events in September, the top mountain-bike and trail run competitors on a Grand Prix-style…

"SA’s richest MTB Series ready to fly"

UCI status for Tour of Good Hope

The Takealot Tour of Good Hope has secured UCI 2,2 status for 2019 which the organisers and CSA are hoping will attract some international competitors to ride alongside the top locals. It is the first time the five-day race, which takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 4-8, will have UCI points up for grabs and Cycling SA general manager Mike Bradley believed it would benefit riders across the board. He said it was…

"UCI status for Tour of Good Hope"

A beginning and an end in the Berg

Travis Stedman, riding his final race as an U16 before moving up to the junior category next year, and Frances Janse Van Rensburg, riding her first road race ever, were the overall winners of the inaugural Drakensberg Extravaganza road cycle race in Bergville on Sunday. In a display of the potential future of men’s cycling in KZN, U16 Stedman, U23 runner up Bevan Reddy and third-placed U18 junior Cian Leveridge battled each other for 84km…

"A beginning and an end in the Berg"

Mauritius comes to the Berg and wins

MAURITIUS came to the Berg on Saturday as two young Commonwealth Games 2022 hopefuls won the inaugural Drakensberg Extravaganza 20km mountain bike race at Champagne Sports Resort. Top juniors Niels Hartmann and Hadrien Maingard are currently in South Africa on a mountain bike training camp with the Russell White MTB Academy in Ballito, and opted to see the Berg and at the same time fit in the 20km mountain bike event. The two formed the…

"Mauritius comes to the Berg and wins"

Berg will come alive with cyclists

The Berg will be alive with the sounds cycling this weekend as the two cycle events at the Drakensberg Extravaganza take centre stage on the opening weekend of the 10-day multicultural festival in the Bergville region of KZN. The cycling action starts on Saturday morning with the Drakensberg Extravaganza Mountain Bike race giving participants a taste of some of the spectacular trails which criss-cross the Champagne Valley. Then the road riders have a chance to…

"Berg will come alive with cyclists"

MTB & road together for Drak Extravaganza

Next weekend’s cycling road race and mountain biking events in the Bergville area look set to be the highlights of the opening weekend of the Drakensberg Extravaganza multicultural festival in the region. The 10-day festival of cultural and sporting events in the Bergville and Champagne Valley region of KwaZulu-Natal promises to offer something for everybody with a variety of activities ranging from off road and one road cycling, trails running and a marathon to an…

"MTB & road together for Drak Extravaganza"

Hatherly/Andreassen win “superb” stage

For Under-23 cross country world champion Alan Hatherly the trail-laden Stage 2 of the FNB Wines2Whales Shiraz was “suberb … the highlight of the year”. And as an extra bonus he and Danish partner Simon Andreassen (Team Spur Specialized) won the 66km stage in a thrilling sprint finish against overall leaders Matt Beers and Wessel Botha (NAD). Hatherly, legs pumping at full speed, crossed the line in Oak Valley first ahead of Beers, Andreassen and then…

"Hatherly/Andreassen win “superb” stage"