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"

Marais defends his Eston title

Stuart Marais continued his stellar season by retaining his title at the Illovo Eston MTB Challenge, as lady luck deserted his nearest challenger Andrew Hill once again. Marais and Hill quickly put themselves head-and-shoulders above the rest of the strong elite field and raced away to a massive early lead. They slugged it out on the tough climbs, and Marais just managed to out-muscle Hill to take the King Of The Mountain hotspot. With a…

"Marais defends his Eston title"

Eston set for exciting battles

The 16th edition of the Illovo Eston MTB Challenge will see hundreds of excited mountain bikers and trail runners gather at the Eston Farmers Club for an exciting morning of competition on Sunday. The 60km marathon is seen by many of the country’s finest marathon riders as one of the premier events on the MTB calendar and one of the most sought after titles to win. Following a number of end sprints over the past…

"Eston set for exciting battles"

Tight battle for ROAG Series

AS Julian Jessop finally seems to be imposing his grip on the men’s Quattro ROAG Series MTB log, the tight and tense battle for the women’s honours continues to get more intriguing with each event. After Sunday’s Illovo Eston MTB Marathon there are just two events remaining in the lucrative Quattro ROAG MTB and Trail Running Series and while the men’s MTB is starting to look settled, the women’s battle between Christie-Leigh Hearder and Andrea…

"Tight battle for ROAG Series"

Tricky conundrum for ROAG Series leaders

THE national mountain biking championships in Bloemfontein on Saturday is going to provide opportunities, and present a tricky conundrum, for riders taking part in the Sappi Scottburgh MTB event 450km away. Scottburgh is the sixth leg out of nine in the popular Quattro ROAG Mountain Bike Series and riders hoping to collect the biggest MTB series prize in the country are aware that this weekend’s South Coast event could be crucial in the final series…

"Tricky conundrum for ROAG Series leaders"

Lucrative ROAG Series starts at Wartburg

THIS weekend sees the first of KZN’s “big” mountain bike races of the year, the Illovo Wartburg Classic, and that also signals the start of the 2018 Quattro ROAG Series, the country’s richest mountain biking series. With equal R25 000 first prizes for both the men’s and women’s overall mountain bike winners, as well as significant prize money for top position in each of the nine events which make up the series, this has become…

"Lucrative ROAG Series starts at Wartburg"