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The 2019 UCI MTB World Cup dates and venues have been released. Read on for all the news on an extra round of competition for the downhillers, as well as a new venue.



  • Chris Froome moves into next phase of career
    Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome’s contract with Ineos will not be renewed at the end of the season, as announced by the team today. The 35-year-old will still compete in the La Grande Boucle with the team as he eyes his fifth title, but will join Israel Start-Up Nation for the 2021 season. […]
  • Recognising weaknesses is a strength, says downhill champ
    National downhill mountain bike champion Frankie du Toit says recognising weaknesses can be a great strength as you push to find the milliseconds that can mean the difference between winning and losing. And, as far as weaknesses go, the 22-year-old Maties student admits that her biggest foe is a lack of confidence on the bike. […]
  • Dylan Victor: Bedridden but not beaten
    It was an unlucky week for downhill and trials mountain biker Dylan Victor as he fractured three of his neck vertebrae after crashing and landing on his head. The 40-year-old, who lives in Noordhoek in Cape Town, said the crash occurred after an afternoon ride with his friend. Victor said they were on their way […]
  • Johann Potgieter takes rain check on international stint
    Five-time national downhill mountain bike champion Johann Potgieter would have been racing in Europe right now, but that had to be put on hold due to international travel restrictions. The 33-year-old, who races for Team Racing Dudes in Germany, planned to compete in IXS Downhill Cup races with the goal of qualifying for World Cup […]
  • Alexander Parsons: Following in his father’s footsteps
    Alexander Parsons, son of former junior Springbok Colin, is aiming to become a legend in his own right as he rises through the ranks of local cycling. Over the years the 23-year-old Western Cape rider, who started cycling at the age of four, has obtained multiple national and provincial titles on the road and track. […]


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