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Minnaar makes South Africa proud

Minnaar makes South Africa proud

Mountain bike rider Greg Minnaar has made history in Switzerland. The Pietermaritzburg rider won a record 18th Downhill World Cup crown in Lenzerheide on the weekend. About his feat, he said: "I'm stoked to win my 18th World Cup, just a bit overwhelmed, really."
SA shines at Maritzburg MTB Cup

Minnaar is one of world’s best

Greg Minnaar is one of the best MTB riders in the world. Following his 17th World Cup win this weekend in Scotland, the Pietermaritzburg rider now stands shoulder-to-shoulder with his boyhood heroes. The third round of the World Cup takes place in Leogang, Austria on Saturday and Sunday.
Thrills aplenty at MTB World Cup South Africa

Thrills aplenty at MTB World Cup South Africa

It was action all the way at the opening round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Pietermaritzburg on the weekend. In the downhill, triple world champion Greg Minnaar had to settle for third place as the USA's Aaron Gwin put in a flawless run to claim the victory.
So close for Minnaar at MTB World Cup

World champ to return for MTB World Cup opener

After undergoing knee surgery towards the end of last year, three-time MTB downhill world champion Greg Minnaar is set to return to the UCI World Cup circuit in his home town of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

Inspiration behind the brand

South Africa has moved from possibility to delivery, and is taking its place on the world stage in various fields, leading to the new Brand South Africa tagline, Inspiring New Ways.

‘Don’t underestimate South Africans’

"Inspiring New Ways", Brand South Africa’s new slogan, was launched on Wednesday 4 July at a dinner in Midrand, Johannesburg. The occasion was marked with the screening of an innovative television commercial filmed locally and abroad, featuring some of the country’s most influential people across all fields, from sport to technology.
New slogan for Brand South Africa

South Africa's 2008 sports highlights

The world’s fastest downhill racer

South African downhill mountain-biker Greg Minnaar was crowned world champion at the weekend. His fifth place in the season's final race at Schladming, Austria was enough to secure him the title after he won three of seven Nissan UCI Downhill Series events.
The world's fastest downhill racer

The world’s fastest downhill racer

South African downhill mountain bike racer Greg Minnaar has won his second world title with two races in hand, making him the third most successful rider in the history of this relatively new sport.
Adrenaline rush: Greg Minnaar

Adrenaline rush: Greg Minnaar

Sitting down to lunch with Greg Minnaar, I am struck by the sparkle in his eyes. From that light within it is easy to deduce that he is a young man who enjoys his life - and especially outdoor sports. He is tanned and relaxed, and the 2003 mountain bike downhill world champion is good and interesting company.