THE GC contenders were overshadowed in both the men’s and women’s categories on the final stage of the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, but there was little to worry about as both pairs of race leader cruised to their expected victories. Kristian Hynek and Alban Lakata of team Canyon Topeak cruised home in the chasing bunch to wrap up a convincing victory in the three-day race around the Koue Bokkeveld area of the Western Cape. In…"Leaders wrap up Tankwa win"
THE Queen Stage of the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek proved to be kind for the South African-combination teams on Saturday, with Candice Lill’s dormakaba extending their general classification lead, while Alan Hatherley’s Spur Specialized claimed the men’s stage win. Lill and Helen Grobert claimed the stage honours and added a further three minutes to their first-stage advantage and now take a convincing four-minute lead into the final stage on Sunday. Meanwhile Hatherly and Simon Andreassen…"SA riders rule on Queen Stage"
THE Canyon Topeak Factory Racing and dormakaba teams fought their way to very different but equally courageous stage victories on the opening stage of the 2018 Momentum Health Tankwa Trek on Friday. Both the men’s and the women’s races got off to frenetic starts on the technical 83km opening stage that encircled the beautiful Witzenberg Valley. In the men’s race, cross-country specialists, Manuel Fumic and Henrique Avancini of Cannondale Factory Racing 1, and their…"Courage wins the day at Tankwa"
THE already strong women’s category at the Absa Cape Epic received a further boost with the confirmation that three-time winner Ariane Lüthi will be teaming up with European Marathon Champion Christina Kollmann-Forstner and riding in the colours of Team Spur. Lüthi, who won in 2014, 2015 and 2016 with Annika Langvad after winning the mixed category with Erik Kleinhans in the previous two years, suffered through a tough race in 2017 and the new combination will be…"New partner for Ariane Lüthi"
Next weekend’s Tankwa Trek is shaping up to provide a perfect sneak peek at some of the big guns aiming for glory at the Absa Cape Epic. With the incentive of good prize mone y as well as UCI points, the three-day race in the Western Cape’s Koue Bokkeveld region has attracted a strong field in both the men’s and women’s elite categories. The February 9-11 clash should provide a great insight into form for…"Tankwa Trek could provide some Epic clues"