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Kachelhoffer ready to show competitive edge

Former champion Hanco Kachelhoffer knows his competitive edge will kick in when he bids for another title at the Sanlam Investments MTB Invitational in the Western Cape this weekend. The two-day mountain-bike race takes place from the Meerendal Wine Estate in Durbanville, Cape Town, on Saturday and Sunday, covering stages of 40km and 39.8km. Riding […]


Hanco Kachelhoffer and Pieter Seyffert ended a three-year partnership on a high note when they won the Sanlam MTB Invitational two-stage mountain bike race at Rhebokskloof near Paarl today. The ASG duo won the 60km opening stage on Saturday to take a comfortable lead of just under six minutes into the second day. The buffer […]

Teens dominate Paarl mountain bike race at first attempt

Stellenbosch teenagers Robert Hobson and Rossouw Bekker claimed the Sanlam MTB Invitational title on their debut after leading the two-day race from start to finish. The Flandria Cycles pair overcame any inexperience as a first-time partnership to win both stages of the race, which started and finished at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate near Paarl. The youngsters […]

Events showcase Paarl as mountain biking destination

The Sanlam MTB Invitational in November is another high-profile event that showcases the Paarl region as a preferred mountain biking destination in South Africa. According to contributor Louis Ferreira, mountain bike events in and around the beautiful and mountainous Western Cape town have increased in popularity over the past decade. He said races such […]


Top South African professional cyclist Hanco Kachelhoffer is looking forward to the concept of a two-day stage race when he competes in the Sanlam MTB Invitational at Rhebokskloof Wine Estate near Paarl on November 19 and 20. Previously a single-day event, race organisers ASG Events have extended it to two stages (60km and 40km), believing […]