Beukes and Buys are best

After six tough stages and 530km in the saddle Team Pyga EuroSteel’s Matthys Beukes and Philip Buys stormed victory at the 10th Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek in Oudtshoorn on Saturday. It was the first time the pair had claimed the prestigious title. “It feels so good to be back to racing form,” said Buys, who has been struggling with lillness this year, said after the finish. “I haven’t done a serious stage race in…

"Beukes and Buys are best"

Weather wins Pioneer

Some tough weather played havoc with the Cape Pioneer Trek on the penultimate stage on Friday. The ride up the Swartberg Mountains was meant to be the ‘Queen Stage’ with a mountain top finish but only a few race leaders were able to get the full mountain experience, while a large majority were forced to turn around in the rain, heavy winds and icy temperatures. Before the conditions became too extreme, event leaders Matthys Beukes and…

"Weather wins Pioneer"

Tough, but the cream stays at the top

Riders left the lush forests of George for the arid terrain of the Klein Karoo today on the fourth stage of the Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek, but there was no change to the leaders. In sweltering heat, the 115km stage proved to be the toughest so far but after almost four and a half hours in the saddle, race leaders Matthys Beukes and Philip Buys (Pyga Euro Steel) took the stage victory to hold…

"Tough, but the cream stays at the top"

Hatherly, Andreassen close the gap

Stage three of the Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek was always going to suit cross country specialists Alan Hatherly and Simon Andreassen and they made it count on Wednesday. The Team Spur Specialized pair found the short, sharp and extremely fast 31km time trial through the lush forest trails in George to their liking and notched up a fast stage win. Hatherly and Andreassen set a blistering time of 1h 13m 30s with an average pace of…

"Hatherly, Andreassen close the gap"