Weekend Race Preview: Haiming and Mpumalanga

This weekend four of our riders are racing: Martin Gluth and Martin Gujan are at the Ötztaler Mountainbike Festival in Haiming, Austria, and Mariske Strauss and Cherie Vale are racing the third round of the South African XCO Cup in Mpumalanga.


Following bad luck last weekend at the British National Series, the boys are looking to make up for lost points this weekend at the Hors Categorie race in the mountainous Tirol region of Austria. The Otztaler Mounainbike Festival is a real stalwart of the cross-country calendar and a prestigious event to race. The course is “really cool!”, says Gujan. The track traverses through steep, rooty forest, offering the riders a technical challenge and some lung-busting climbs. The crowds are big, the atmosphere is fun and the start list is World class so we are in for a great weekend of racing.

Meanwhile the girls will be at Mankele Bike Park for the third instalment of South Africa’s finest domestic XCO racing. Following a heavy schedule in March, Mariske and Cherie are now rested and ready to rock! You can follow the action from Mpumalanga live at www.streamit360.mobi from 1000 local/European time.

Best of luck to all our riders and everyone racing this weekend.



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