UCI MTB World Championships silver medal for Hatherly (AUS)

UCI MTB World Championships silver medal for Hatherly (AUS)

South African under-23 mountain biker Alan Hatherly achieved a career-best result when he claimed a silver medal at the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Cairns, Australia, on Friday 8 September. Hatherly completed six laps of the 4.3-kilometre circuit 11-seconds off the pace of race winner Samuel Gaze (NZL), who’s winning time was one hour 17 minutes 46 seconds.

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Gold for youngest Philogene, hattrick for Thies at Downhill cup

Gold for youngest Philogene, hattrick for Thies at Downhill cup

The third round of the 2017 SA National MTB Cup Series took place at Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg, which formed part of the greater weekend-long mountain bike festival from 16-18 June. Christoper Philogene took the title in the Elite Men’s and Overall results, and Sabine Thies took the overall women’s title, claiming her third win of the festival.

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Hatherly and McDougall dominate XCO Cup Final

Hatherly and McDougall dominate XCO Cup Final

The final round of the SA National MTB Cup Series XCO took place at the world class Cascades MTB Park on Saturday 17 June. KwaZulu-Natal-born Alan Hatherly displayed his phenomenal speed and skill set on a bike to once again take the top honours in the Elite Men’s race and claim the overall Cup Series win. The Elite Women’s race was won by marathon rider Amy Beth McDougall, and Cameron Wright (AUS) and Tiffany Keep took home the Junior titles on the day.

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3 Towers Stage Race gives back to mountain biking

3 Towers Stage Race gives back to mountain biking

In celebration of the ninth edition of the 3 Towers Stage Race, the event organisers have expressed that they would like to give back to the sport of mountain biking by way of supporting the professional mountain bike marathon riders that participate in their race each year. 3 Towers Stage Race has contributed towards the funding of the South African National Mountain bike Marathon Team who will be traveling to the 2017 UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships in Singen, Germany, from 24-25 June.

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