Hatherly, Bekker and Du Toit bring back MTB gold

Hatherly, Bekker and Du Toit bring back MTB gold

The 2017 African Continental Mountain Bike Championships took place this year in Bel Ombre, Mauritius from 12-14 May. South Africa’s Alan Hatherly took the gold medal in the Elite Men’s Cross-country event, and the Junior title went to Rossouw Bekker. Arno du Toit, who placed fifth in the Elite Men’s XCO event, pedalled it out to take the top spoils in the Cross-country Marathon 65 kilometre race.

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Hatherly, Strauss hold top form, Withaar impresses at third XCO Cup

Hatherly, Strauss hold top form, Withaar impresses at third XCO Cup

The third round of the 2017 SA National MTB Cup Series XCO took place in Bloemfontein at Happy Valley Conservancy on Saturday 6 May, where Team Spur’s Alan Hatherly took the top honours in the Elite Men’s race and OMX Pro Team’s Mariske Strauss took the Elite Women’s title. The penultimate race of the National series attracted a fair amount of international riders as well, with eight nations represented during the highly competitive event.

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