Steadily getting ready to Trek through the Tankwa.
As the first stage race in the South African Mountain Bike season approaches our team, we had a chat with Philip Buys about his mental and physical preparation going into the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen. The event is also adding a stage to last years event.
"I look forward to taking part in Tankwa Trek as one of the first races of my season.
Last year was my first time taking part in this event, so I now know a bit more of what to expect, and that always helps when planning your race strategy."
Photograph by Zoon Cronje for the ZC Marketing Consulting Team at the 2018 edition of the Tankwa Trek.
For our team, the strategy has always been critical. Especially as unplanned circumstances had shown up in last years season. To conquer the extreme terrain while battling local and international riders is going to be quite the test before the Absa Cape Epic. Both our teams are entered and ready to put their all into the 4-day event in the mountains of the Koue Bokkeveld.
"I had one-speed bump in my preparation for this event just before Attakwas. I sustained a knee injury during training and was forced to stay off the bike for two weeks. I did, however, use this setback to spend some more time on my gym work.
My knee issue seems to have been resolved now, and I had a solid few weeks on the bike again, so I am excited to test my form against some of the best riders in the world." ~ Philip Buys
We are excited to put ourselves to the test after the announcement of the strong field of riders that have entered for the event. We are ready to claim victory on home soil.
Philip Buys will be pairing up with the 2019 Momentum Health Attakwas Champion Matthys Beukes. We have also entered a second team which will consist of Phillimon Sebona and young gun Pieter du Toit.
Good luck to everyone in their final preparation towards the event.