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OLI’S TWEETS #MONTAGUMETTLE 2015

With Montague Pass conquered Stage 2 sees riders heading into the dry, rugged semi-arid Karoo #MontaguMettle. The mercury is set to hit 30 degrees in Oudtshoorn today, riders will have to stay hydrated to avoid those dreaded cramps. George pulling out all the stops for our riders’ 86km journey to Oudtshoorn with an absolute peach … Continued

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BUYS, DU TOIT BOUNCE BACK WITH CAPE PIONEER TREK STAGE WIN

Philip Buys and Arno du Toit (SCOTT Factory Racing LCB 1) bounced back from a Blue Monday to claim their second stage win of the Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race in Oudtshoorn, South Africa on Tuesday. The winners of Sunday’s opening prologue stage struggled through the final 30km of Monday’s stage, losing … Continued

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Oli’s Tweets #DiazDash 2015

The #DiazDash sees riders heading inland into the foothills of the Outeniqua Mountains finishing 106km later in George. The damp conditions will make the district roads slightly slow but there hasn’t been enough rain/drizzle for mud. No dust either. After yesterday’s 13km prologue time gaps are relatively small across all categories, so it’s all to … Continued

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LEAD CHANGES AS CAPE PIONEER TREK HITS THE OUTENIQUAS

It wasn’t only a change of scenery, but also a change of overall lead in most of the categories when the Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race left the beaches of Mossel Bay and headed through the lower slopes of the Outeniqua Mountains into George on Monday. The 110km stage included 2300 metres … Continued

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CAPE PIONEER TREK LAUNCHES WITH URBAN ASSAULT THRILLER

The quiet South African harbour town of Mossel Bay exploded in a kaleidoscope of colour and frenetic energy as tight racing action got the prologue stage of the 2015 Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race underway on Sunday. Riders from 15 nations tackled the opening 13km leg, labeled the #PointPursuit, which incorporated a … Continued

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CAPE PIONEER TREK HERALDS A NEW ERA WITH EXCITING NEW ROUTE

The Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race will herald a new era when the seventh edition gets underway in the coastal town of Mossel Bay in South Africa’s Western Cape province on Sunday. A new route configuration and fresh, never-previously-ridden trails combine with iconic geographic and historic regions in three different biospheres to … Continued

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Cape Pioneer Trek’s Bonus For Rio Olymic Games Qualification

The Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race, which takes place in South Africa’s Western Cape province from 18-24 October 2015, offers a total of 2660 points that could help determine which nations can send more riders to compete in the Cross-country event at the Rio Olympics next year.   While Olympic Cross-country (XCO) … Continued

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Bulls unstoppable at Cape Pioneer Trek Finale

The Team Bulls pair of Simon Stiebjahn and Tim Bohme finished the Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race on Saturday like they started it a week ago – with a stage win – in the process extending their lead to secure the overall title. In the women’s event, it was the South Africans … Continued

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Significant changes to the 2015 Cape Pioneer Trek

The seventh edition of the Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race in South Africa sees significant changes, including a point-to-point format, a coastal start in Mossel Bay and back-to-back ascents of the formidable Swartberg Pass. Running from 18-24 October 2015, the Cape Pioneer Trek, which is a UCI-graded event, will cover a total … Continued