UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano comes to the Western Cape in 2018

UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano comes to the Western Cape in 2018

Elite races to be held the week before Absa Cape Epic

The Western Cape has landed another world cycling showpiece event – the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup presented by Shimano race. The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) series attracts the crème de la crème of international cross country mountain biking and tens of thousands of spectators to its races around the world.

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Garlicki itching to get back onto the track ahead of first SA Cup

Garlicki itching to get back onto the track ahead of first SA Cup

The 2017 South African mountain bike season kicks off with its first Downhill National Cup Series race at the Helderberg trails in the Western Cape on Sunday 29 January. This forms part of the MTB Gravity Series taking place on the same weekend. South African National Downhill Champion, Stefan Garlicki chats about the course, his time off, and his plans for the 2017 season. Entries for the event are open and close on Tuesday 24 January.

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Garlicki and Thies secure national DHI titles

Garlicki and Thies secure national DHI titles

Capetonian Stefan Garlicki (Investec) and Martitzburger Sabine Thies (Greg Minnaar Cycles/Pizzology/Foxhead South Africa) descended the mountain slopes of Cascades MTB Park in the quickest overall times in the Men and Women’s categories to claim the National Titles at the STIHL 2016 South African National Mountain bike Downhill Championships in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday 17 July. For Garlicki (26), it was his second consecutive National Title and for Thies (13), her second National Title for the weekend after she won her Cross-country race the day before.

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Reid bounces back in electrifying XCO Champs finish

Reid bounces back in electrifying XCO Champs finish

It must be dubbed as one of the most electrifying races when Team Spur’s James Reid fought back a 45-second deficit behind Scott LCB’s Philip Buys to claw his way back and take the Elite Men’s victory at the STIHL 2016 South African National Mountain bike Championships at Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday 16 July. Reid finished in a time of one hour 32 minutes and 56 seconds – 14 seconds ahead of Buys. Buys’ teammate Gert Heyns rounded out the podium in 01:36:53.

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