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Month: August 2014

Colours for MTB XCO / DHI WP & Western Cape

Western Province Colours

The Western Province Colours are applicable to the Cape Metropole Region only.  As previously indicated, the selection criteria stemmed from the Western Province Cup Series, Western Cape Championships, SA Cup Series and SA National Championships.
The Western Province Mountain Bike Commission has great pleasure in announcing the following riders as recipients of Western Province Colours for XCO and DHI in 2014.

MTB XCO 

Luke Beverley (Nipper Boys
Hendré de Villiers (Nipper Boys)
Alec Coleske (Nipper Boys)
Anna Marx (Nipper Girls)
Olivia Penfold (Nipper Girls)
Luke Moir (Sprog Boys)
Matthew Wilson (Sprog Boys)
Matthew Lochner (Sprog Boys)
Sarah van der Walt (Sprog Girls)
Jamie Penfold (Sub Junior Boys)
Daniel van der Walt (Sub Junior Boys)
Michard Meets (Sub Junior Boys)
Calla de Vos (Sub Junior Boys)
Carla Hollander (Sub Junior Girls)
Sonique Louw (Sub Junior Girls)
Matthew Keyser (Youth Men)
Andrew Sparks (Youth Men)
Allison Morton (Youth Women)
Matthew Lombardi (Junior Men)
Sybrand Strauss (Junior Men)
Harrie Malan (Junior Men)
Michael Lord (Junior Men)
Tim Wilkens (U23 Men)
Aaron Adler (U23 Men)
Jurgens Uys (U23 Men)
Cherié Vale (Elite Women)
Vera Adrian (Elite Women)
Mariske Strauss (Elite Women)
Reich Lategan (Elite Men)
Heiko Redecker (Elite Men)
Renay Goustra (Elite Men)
Nico Pfitzenmaier (Elite Men)
Malcolm Isaacs (Sub Vet Men)
Hannes Hanekom (Sub Vet Men)
Martin Zietsman (Sub Vet Men)
Robert Sim (Veteran Men)
Mark Moir (Veteran Men)
Chris Nixon (Veteran Men)
Riccardo Stermin (Master Men)
Deon Wilkens (Master Men)
Doug Brown (Master Men)
Bob Schuiling (Master Men)
Johan Spies (Grand Master Men)
Mark Rault (Grand Master Men)

MTB DHI 

Ike Klaasen (Sprogs Boys)
Jason du Toit (Junior Boys)
Francois du Toit (Youth Men)
Jacques Prins (Junior Men)
Rika Olivier (Elite Women)
Theo Erlangsen (Elite Men)
Andrew Neethling (Elite Men)
Stefan Garflicki (Elite Men)
Jaco Veldsman (Sub Vet Men)
Myles Kelsey (Vet Men)
Martin Prins (Master Men)

Western Cape Colours

Western Cape Colours include the regions of Western Province (Cape Metropole), Winelands, Overberg, West Coast and Eden.  Western Cape Colours are determined through the Western Cape Championships, SA Cup Series and SA National Championships.  Fred Lingenfelder, Western Cape Mountain Bike Commissioner, has approved the awarding of Western Cape Colours to the following riders in both XCO and DHI for 2014:

MTB XCO

Alec Coleske (Nipper Boys)
Anna Marx (Nipper Girls)
Luke Moir (Sprog Boys)
Matthew Wilson (Sprog Boys)
Matthew Lochner (Sprog Boys)
Sarah van der Walt (Sprog Girls)
Jamie Penfold (Sub Junior Boys)
Daniel van der Walt (Sub Junior Boys)
Michard Meets (Sub Junior Boys)
Calla de Vos (Sub Junior Boys)
Carla Hollander (Sub Junior Girls)
Sonique Louw (Sub Junior Girls)
Matthew Keyser (Youth Men)
Andrew Sparks (Youth Men)
Jarod van den Heever (Youth Men)
Allison Morton (Youth Women)
Matthew Lombardi (Junior Men)
Sybrand Strauss (Junior Men)
Harrie Malan (Junior Men)
Michael Lord (Junior Men)
Ian Lategan (Junior Men)
Amy Williams (Junior Women)
Gert Heyns (U23 Men)
Aaron Adler (U23 Men)
Jurgens Uys (U23 Men)
Frans Grotepas (U23 Men)
Cherié Vale (Elite Women)
Lolita van Aard (Elite Women)
Mariske Strauss (Elite Women)
Philip Buys (Elite Men)
Sipho Madolo (Elite Men)
Renay Goustra (Elite Men)
Nico Pfitzenmaier (Elite Men)
James Reid (Elite Men)
Matthys Beukes (Elite Men)
Malcolm Isaacs (Sub Vet Men)
Hannes Hanekom (Sub Vet Men)
Martin Zietsman (Sub Vet Men)
Diana CArolin (Sub Vet Women)
Robert Sim (Veteran Men)
Mark Moir (Veteran Men)
Chris Nixon (Veteran Men)
Doug Brown (Master Men)
Bob Schuiling (Master Men)

MTB DHI

Ike Klaasen (Sprogs Boys)
Jason du Toit (Junior Boys)
Matt Muir (Junior Boys)
Liam Hastings (Junior Boys)
Francois du Toit (Youth Men)
Jacques Prins (Junior Men)
Jens Rubouw (Junior Men)
Rika Olivier (Elite Women)
Stefan Garflicki (Elite Men)
Adriaan Smit (Elite Men)
Duran van Eeden (Elite Men)
Jaco Veldsman (Sub Vet Men)
Jason Gorman (Sub Vet Men)
Devon Katzen (Sub Vet Men)
Chris Nixon (Vet Men)
Myles Kelsey (Vet Men)
Julian Louw (Vet Men)
Martin Prins (Master Men)

An official event will be held for the awarding of both colours. The date and venue will be announced shortly.

Western Cape MTB XCM Championships 2014

The Ladismith Cheese 7weekspoort MTB challenge taking place on 4 October 2014

will now include the Western Cape MTB XCM Championships.  Below is a brief by Fred Lingenfelder, Western Cape Mountain Bike Commissioner.

After consulting with other role players it has been decided that the Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort MTB Challenge will be the official Western Cape Marathon Championship event for 2014.

Riders will be able to enter for the following distances:

  • 25km:    Nippers/Sprogs/Sub-Junior – R80
  • 45km:    Youth/Junior/Master Women/Grand Master – R170
  • 80km:    Elite/Sub-Veteran/Veteran/Master Men –R300

Elite riders (19+) would need to have the specific Elite License.

The prize giving will take place immediately after the event distance category prizes have been handed over.  Medals and certificates will be handed over to the first three men and women in all the age categories.  Riders have to be a member of an affiliated club and be a CSA member. No rider riding with a day license will qualify.

All queries regarding the championships may be directed to me.  All the information regarding the event is available on the event website http://www.7weekspoortmtb.co.za/

Best regards,

Fred Lingenfelder.

Contact Details:
Western Cape MTB Commissioner
Eden MTB Commissioner
Cell: 076 029 1796
E-mail: swd.mtb@gmail.com
To enter online please click here.

2015 Dates for WPMTB XCO / DHI & Western Cape MTB XCO / DHI CHAMPS

The dates for the 2015 calendar have been agreed to by both the Western Province Mountain Bike Commission (WPMTBC) and the Western Cape Mountain Bike Commissioner.

These dates have in turn been submitted to Cycling South Africa (CSA) to load onto the 2015 calendar.

The applicable dates are as follows:

WP MTB XCO 2015

Round 1
31 January 2015                XCO
01 February 2015              DHI

Round 2
14 February 2015              XCO
15 February 2015              DHI

Round 3
11 April 2015                       XCO
12 April 2015                       DHI

Round 4
25 April 2015                       XCO
26 April 2015                       DHI

WESTERN CAPE CHAMPIONSHIPS

23 May 2015                       XCO
24 May 2015                       DHI

The venues for each round of the Western Province Cup Series will be announced at a later stage, as will that of the Western Cape Championships.

One of the realms of the Western Province Cup Series will be offered as a UCI Category 2 race, while the Western Cape Championships will be at least an UCI Category 2 race if not a UCI Category 1 race.

Additional Committee Members for the WPMTBC

At a special general meeting of the Western Province MTB Commission (WPMTBC) on 7 August 2014, Schalk Louw and Douglas Penfold were elected as new committee members. 
 
We welcome them both to the Commission and thank them for their time sacrifice for the furtherance of the sport.
 
Regards,
 
Stephen van der Walt
WPMTBC Chairperson

TeamPaarlMedia shines at 2014 Commonwealth Games

Leading commercial printing group, Paarl Media has proudly supported Mariske Strauss and Heiko Redecker on their journey to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. The two mountain bike riders represented their countries in the Women and Men’s Cross-Country Mountain Bike events respectively, on Tuesday 29 July.

Mariske Strauss of the Paarl Media sponsored Orange Monkey Pro Team, placed 10th overall in the Women’s Cross-Country category. As a novice in her first Commonwealth Games Federation race, Mariske was seeded fourth and performed exceptionally despite a crash during practice the day before where she incurred a serious injury to her hip.

“Mariske raced hard despite her obvious discomfort and achieved a respectable time of 1:47:17 which is a result of her commitment and focus for the sport.  Mariske will now turn her attention to qualifying for the World Championships in Norway,” says Stephen van der Walt, CEO of the Paarl Media Group.

Heiko Redecker of the Paarl Media MTB Team, placed 18th in the Men’s Cross-Country category. Heiko came in at a time of 1:53:44 positioning his home country Namibia 18th overall.  The current Namibian MTB Cycle Challenge Champ will now turn his attention the Commonwealth Men’s Cycling Road Race on 3 August 2014.

“The two riders featured strongly within their individual categories with the challenging course set out. Nurturing of talent and supporting those who put in the hours of work it takes to achieve high levels of performance, these are the principles behind the sponsorship of the Orange Monkey Pro Team and the Paarl Media Mountain Biking Team,” says van der Walt.