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"

SA MTB Teams for World Champs

Cycling South Africa announced the National Mountain Bike teams that have been selected to represent South Africa at the 2018 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships for cross-country and downhill in Lenzerheide, Switzerland from 5-9 September; and the 2018 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships in Auronzo di Cadore, Italy on 15 September. CROSS-COUNTRY Elite Arno du Toit Phillemon Sebona Mariske Strauss Cherie Redecker Candice Lill U23 Alan Hatherly Julian Jessop Junior Daniel van der Walt…

"SA MTB Teams for World Champs"

Hat-trick for Stuart Marais

Defending champion Stuart Marais overcame a “silly” potentially race-ending crash to claim his third KZN Lap Challenge Mountain Bike Championship title at the Mazarat Park course in Waterfall on Sunday. In the women’s race, matric student Tiffany Keep put her books away on Saturday night and was in a league of her own the next morning as she cruised to victory to claim the junior title with Christie Leigh Hearder finishing second to take the…

"Hat-trick for Stuart Marais"

New venue, same winner for KZN Champs?

THE KZN provincial mountain biking championships on Sunday will open up a new racing venue, but don’t expect a new winner when Stuart Marais aims to defend his title at Mazarat Park in Waterfall. The Howick resident will be hoping to add the 2018 KZN Lap Challenge title to his already impressive list of cross country victories when he tackles the new course on Sunday. It seems a foregone conclusion that Marais will be the…

"New venue, same winner for KZN Champs?"

Marais grabs KZN Lap title

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"

Tight fight for KZN 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"

Stuart Marais too hot at KZN Lap Challenge

STUART Marais had to work surprisingly hard in the early stages of the opening leg of the KZN MTB Lap Challenge Series before he was able to secure a convincing victory at Shongweni on Sunday. The talented 29-year-old, who is targeting the opening leg of the World Cup in Stellenbosch next month as his big goal for the season, was in a class of his own, and despite searing heat, rode a cool and controlled…

"Stuart Marais too hot at KZN Lap Challenge"

Matthias nicks it from Nino

MATTHIAS Stirnemann firmly dispelled any notion that he may hold back Nino Schurter at the Absa Cape Epic when he beat his Scott Sram teammate in a sprint for victory at the opening leg of the SA XCO Cup event at Stellenbosch on Saturday. Full detailed results of SA XCO Cup #1 Schurter, who was unbeaten in all major cross country events last year, and Stirnemann are hot favourites to retain their Cape Epic title…

"Matthias nicks it from Nino"