Top mountain biker Gawie Combrinck broke away from his rivals just 60km into the Race to the Sun and then spent over 100 lonely kilometres holding off Nico Bell and Pieter du Doit to claim victory in the tough 167km race. In the end Combrinck’s time of 4:50:15 was just 46 seconds better than Du Toit who edged Bell in the dice for the line to claim second overall. It was a brave tactic from…"Combrinck takes Race to the Sun title"
After some exciting racing on the final day in both the men’s and women’s categories at the KAP sani2c, it was the overnight leaders, the PYGA Euro Steel duo of Matthys Beukes and Phil Buys and dormakaba’s Sam Sanders and Robyn de Groot, who wrapped up their respective titles on Saturday. With a large three-minute lead in the men’s race at the start of the final day, the PYGA pair of Buys and Beukes held…"All change, but no change at sani2c Day 3"
The 97 kilometre second stage of the KAP sani2c lived up to its billing as the Queen Stage on Friday as PYGA Euro Steel’s Phil Buys and Matthys Beukes took control of the race with an emphatic stage win. In teh women’s race there was also a new stage winner with Galileo Risk’s Theresa Ralph and Sarah Hill winning the end sprint but could not unseat dormakaba’s Robyn de Groot and Sam Sanders as the…"PYGA are kings on Queen Stage"
Day 1 of the 2019 KAP sani2c dished up an exciting opening stage as DSV Pro Cycling’s Arno du Toit and Gert Heyns won a tight end-sprint to take the lead ahead of PYGA Euro Steel’s Matthys Beukes and Phil Buys. In the women’s race dormakaba’s Sam Sanders and Robyn de Groot claimed the honours on the opening day on Thursday. It was a frenetic day of racing as the usual suspects flew out of…"Tight racing on Stage 1 of sani2c"
Six-time South African marathon champion Robyn de Groot will return to competitive mountain biking when she teams up with defending champion Sam Sanders at the 2019 KAP sani2c on Thursday. De Groot is one of the country’s most decorated mountain bikers who was always a threat in marathon events. She had to have surgery late last year after it was discovered that blood flow issues were the cause of burning sensations and a loss of…"De Groot is back … with Sanders"
After a while deliberating who was going to partner defending KAP sani2c champion Matt Beers at the 2019 edition, talented cross country rider Stuart Marais will form the second half of the team for the three-day mountain bike race from Glencairn to Scottburgh from May 16-18. Beers and team mate Nico Bell took the NAD Pro MTB Team to the top step of the podium in 2018 despite the pressure from a number of other…"Matt and Marais join up for sani2c"
The DSV Pro Cycling team of Gert Heyns and Arno du Toit will be pushing to go one better than their runner-up finish at the 2018 edition of the 2019 KAP sani2c when they set off from Glencairn on Thursday, 16 May. It has been a busy year for Heyns and Du Toit as they build towards the three-day showdown next week, but Heyns says they will use their second-place finish last year as a…"DSV with unfinished business at sani2c"
joBerg2c winners Andrew Hill and Shaun-Nick Bester are looking to build on their victory when they tackle the sani2c."Hill and Bester ready for sani2c"
You would expect an 18-year-old national enduro mountain biking champion to ride a stage race with a downhiller, or another enduro adrenalin junkie. And an 84-year-old grandfather is unlikely to team up for three days of riding from Underberg to Scottburgh with a young racing snake, right? Wrong! Arthur Duncan is known to a few KAP sani2c riders from the 2018 event when he completed the 283 km, three-day Adventure edition of the event with…"Enduro champ rides sani2c with grandad"
Himeville – After what was a disappointing Absa Cape Epic by their high standards, the PYGA Euro Steel team will be hoping to get back to winning ways when they line up for the 2019 KAP sani2c Race from 16-18 May. Illness to Philip Buys in the lead up to the world’s premier mountain biking stage race last month meant that he and partner Matthys Beukes couldn’t fire on all cylinders. They showed what they…"PYGA Euro Steel looking for sani2c win"