With our first Tankwa Trek behind us we can look back on a very successful weekend, thank you Dryland Events for hosting us and making our weekend one to remember. See you again in 2019 :-)
I would like to give a BIG shoutout to Ashley and Tienie from Subaru, in the past two weeks we travelled more than 13000km with 4 different Subarus, everyone safe and sound! Thank you for going the extra mile to accommodate us and making our travels easier, safer and more enjoyable!
With a very deep and competitive international field at Tankwa this was a great test for the legs and all the equipment leading up to Epic!
If you havent seen the recap videos yet below are the links and words from the athletes.Thank You Big Shot Media for the amazing scenes and the help to produce these!
1. Stage 1 - https://web.facebook.com/africanmtbteam/videos/1566332380080558/
2. Stage 2 - https://web.facebook.com/africanmtbteam/videos/1567257429988053/
3. Stage 3 - https://web.facebook.com/africanmtbteam/videos/1568122473234882/
With the current drought in Cape Town we expected nothing less than a very dry, dusty and warm race.
The first XCO race of the season is early and most of our athletes are still in their buildup toward the year, their training is tailored to marathon racing so the short fast XCO always proves to be a good kickstart to their longer intensity training block. Thanks Warren, Chris and Jeremy from SRAM & Cape Cycles for putting up a world class event and supporting our sport!
There was a big international field and the worlds best lined up for the race, it was good day out with a lot of valuable lessons. Our whole team now head for the Tankwa Trek hosted by Dryland Events in Ceres 9-11 February. Be sure to follow our action with Phil & Matthys leading the charge, Julian & Phillimon partnering and Pieter & Kombo representing our academy.
Below words from the athletes: