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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.
South Africa's Andrew McLean and his Austrian teammate, Heinz Zorweg, claimed a dominant category victory and finished 20th overall at the 17th annual Bike Transalp international mountain bike stage race in Europe on the weekend.
Defending champion Christoph Sauser of Switzerland will have his sights set firmly on a fourth title at the 2014 UCI MTB Marathon World Championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa next weekend.
Cherise Stander, wife of the late Burry Stander, will be aiming to draw inspiration from his achievements when she contests the UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on 29 June.
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.
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.
Swiss cross-country world champion Nino Schurter will return to one of his favourite hunting grounds when the UCI MTB World Cup Pietermaritzburg, the opening round of the 2014 UCI MTB World Cup, gets under way in April.
Swiss marathon specialists Urs Huber and Ariane Kleinhans shattered the men's and women's course records in claiming dominant victories at the 2014 Attakwas Extreme mountain bike marathon near Oudtshoorn on Saturday.
The eighth edition of the Attakwas Extreme mountain bike marathon has attracted a powerful field, including top Swiss, German and Czech racers, for Saturday's year-opening showdown in the Western Cape.
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