New Pads, Please.

New brake pads were the first order of business, for the mechanics, on every bike that rolled out of the Squirt Kränzle Bike Wash and into a bike shop work station. Across the board, the stores reported replacing every set of pads they…

Sprint Finish Decides Stage 2 of the FNB W2W Chardonnay

Stage 2 of the FNB Wines2Whales Chardonnay saw the general classification leaders of the Elite Women, Candice Lill and Adelheid Morath, outsprint Robyn de Groot and Amy McDougall; on Saturday, 26 October. Racing a circular loop of the famed…

Rainy Day Women

The FNB Wines2Whales is almost as famous for its variable weather, as it is for its scintillating singletracks and Serious GEES. In 2019, the riders can now live in hope, that the worst of the weather coincided with the first day of the three,…

Muddy Faces Thrive on Stage 1 of the FNB W2W Chardonnay

The Faces team of Candice Lill and Adelheid Morath got their FNB Wines2Whales title defence off to a winning start on Friday, 25 October. Departing Lourensford Wine Estate in consistent rain, the Elite Women endured a muddy day on the bike,…

Curro Sponsors Scholarship for Exxaro Team Winners

Having made its debut in the FNB Wines2Whales in 2018, the Exxaro jersey, for riders under the age of 26 from historically disadvantaged communities, expanded its life-changing reach. The category inspires riders to train and race for two…

Riders from the Alps and Southern Alps Combine for FNB W2W

Hailing from Switzerland, but making her summer home in South Africa, Ariane Lüthi is no stranger to local mountain biking fans. Her three-time New Zealand XCO champion partner, Samara Sheppard, is making her South African racing debut…

Students Gearing Up for Varsity MTB at W2W Pinotage

Thanks to Varsity Sports and FNB the top university mountain bikers from across the country will be contesting for the Varsity MTB title during the FNB Wines2Whales Pinotage event. The midweek race, which takes place from Monday 28 to Wednesday…

Stenerhag & Rieder Gear up for FNB W2W Chardonnay

The Swedish/German combination of Jennie Stenerhag and Nadine Rieder have experience and class aplenty between them. But will they have what it takes to battle for FNB Wines2Whales victory in Rieder’s debut in the Chardonnay race? We spoke…

New Exciting and Excited Young Team

Sarah Hill will be partnered by Danielle Strydom for the 2019 FNB Wines2Whales as her usual Galileo Risk teammate, Theresa Ralph is unable to take part. We caught up with the women from up-country to find out how their preparation for one…

Last Minute.com: Strauss Steps in to Race with Benko

Barbara Benko may have a South African boyfriend and now coach too, but the Hungarian XCO champion does not get to race here that often. It is fantastic then, that for the second FNB Wines2Whales Chardonnay race in a row, the charismatic…