The weekend of 3 October we were at 7Weekspoort MTB Challenge! Well done to all the participants! Our own Assistant Brewmaster, Anja Van Zyl, also participated in her CBC kit with fellow riders Gemma Grobbelaar & Leona Howard.
Hope the cold one at the end made the recovery a little quicker!
First Ladies Team over the finish line at the Storms River Traverse! Well done Anja & Gemma!
Jennie Stenerhag raced her last race for 2014 this weekend. Almost time for 2015’s race program and prep!
“Now that 2014 racing year has come to an end, I look forward to 2015! Some changes are happening at the moment and I will get back with an update just before Christmas!” – Jennie Stenerhag
“We won the race in a new record time for mixed teams of 5 hours 28 minutes, 5 minutes faster than the Complete Cyclist.” – Jennie Stenerhag
“It was the first time they had this race in Paarl and a huge thank you and well done goes to the organizers for a really good event and a tough, hard and fun route!!” – Jennie Stenerhag
“It was a very exciting race, thanks Robyn and Cath for the competition! I dont think that it has ever been so close in a ladies stage race in South Africa, it is very healthy for ladies cycling when our races are exciting and it makes people want to follow us!” – Jennie Stenerhag
“What a journey it has been the last 7 days at the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek, granted UCI status for the first time this year and attracted many top international riders!
I teamed up once again with Robyn De Groot, who I won Sani2C and PE2Plett with earlier this year, we ride very well together and without having to use many words we understand each other both on and off the bike! It is in difficult situations that you really see if you are a good team, we got tested a lot during this week, it started with great success and ended with some tough days. This is what happened…” – Jennie Stenerhag
Very proud of these ladies! Jennie Stenerhag & Robyn de Groot winning the first four stages and an overall 2nd place at the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek this year! And walking away with R125 000 as the #SwartbergShowdown queens of 2014!
Race report by Jennie Stenerhag coming soon!
Congratulations Jennie on your podium finish at the Karoo2Coast!
“Now it will be a few weeks of training before the Pioneer!” – Jennie Stenerhag
CONGRATULATIONS to Jennie Stenerhag & Robyn de Groot! First Ladies an 5th overall at the PE to Plett stage race!
“PE to Plett was harder than we expected, it was 4 very good training days for us as a team, since distances and the terrain is very similar to the Cape Pioneer! We look forward to that race! Now it will be four days of rest before it is time for one of the classic MTB one-day races, Karoo2Coast, hope the legs will have enough time to recover!”
CONGRATULATIONS to Jennie Stenerhag on a great MTB season in Sweden! Well done on WINNING Bockstensturen! We look forward to have you back in SA!
“It was a great feeling to win my last race of the Swedish season and also to win Bockstensturen for the 3rd consecutive time.” – Jennie Stenerhag
“So you think you have what it takes to conquer the Trans Baviaans?” Jacques du Plessis and his brother (kitted out in CBC Cycling gear) sure did! They took on the extremely challenging Trans Baviaans MTB Marathon this weekend! 230 kilometres, 16 hours and 30 minutes later at 3am on Sunday morning, 17 August, they finished this unique challenge. (Bodies & bikes in one piece) Have a look at a few photos from their race experience.
For more info on the race, click here.
“Vasaloppet is a historical cross country skiing race in Sweden, it started 90 years ago following the route King Vasa took when he escaped from the Danes back in the days. A few years ago the organisation started CykelVasan (The biking vasa), it quickly grew to the biggest MTB race in the country and this year it was 12.000 people riding. This feels like the Swedish MTB version of the Argus in South Africa!” – Jennie Stenerhag
“The race was 120km in 2003 and I was really happy to be 1 hour behind the winning elite girl, it motivated me and my cycling career had started! I thought I was going to be a mountain biker but it changed to road and I only returned to Finnmarksturen in 2012 to finish in 3rd position, which I also did last year. This race is close to the place where I grew up so it feels a bit like a “home race” with lots of people I know along the route. All these things made it very special to step up on the highest place on the podium, a special race for me.” – Jennie Stenerhag
Women’ Day extended into being a great Women’s Weekend!
Congratulations to Jennie on Winning the Finnmarksturen #MTB race in Ludvika on Sunday (10 August)!
“This race is close to the place where I grew up so it feels a bit like a “home race” with lots of people I know along the route.” – Jennie Stenerhag (find Jennie’s race report below)
A GREAT weekend at Storms River Traverse!
This weekend (8-10 August) the beautiful Storms River Village hosted riders from all over who took on the 3-day mountain bike stage race! We are very proud of Team CBC, Anja Van Zyl & Karla Groenewald, who came FIRST in the All Woman Teams Category!
We are already looking forward to next year, what an adventurous and fun filled weekend it was! Visit the Oakpics Facebook Page for more photos from Day 1 & 2 of the race!
HOPPY Women’s Day!
To all the brewmistresses, brewsters and craft beer ladies out there!
We are very proud to have a very humble and extraordinary sportswomen amongst our midst and waving the CBC flag wherever she goes, @JennieStenerhag!
Meet Jennie, Swedish Marathon Champion, professional #MTB & road cyclist > click here.
“Always have fun, that’s how you reach the top!” – Jennie
“Grenserittet is a race from Sweden to Norway and it is a great event! It counts as a Norwegian race and the finish is at the old Fredrikstens fort in Halden, it was a great atmosphere!” – Jennie Stenerhag
CONGRATULATIONS Jennie on defending your title from last year! Swedish Marathon Champion for one more year!
“It was such a great feeling to cross that finish line as the Swedish Marathon Champion once again!! It was a feeling of happiness and relief that I could do it! I am looking forward to wear blue and yellow for another year!” – Jennie Stenerhag
“This year was my 4th Mörksuggejakten in a row (one of the races in the Swedish Marathon series) so I am starting to know the route quite well. I just came home from South Africa so I decided not to go there to ride the whole route, which I have done previous years. I only went the day before to see the worst place called the ‘wet hole’ and also the last 9km.”
Read more about Jennie’s win at Mörksuggejakten here.
“I got a 7th place at my second World Champs, a few steps up from my 28th place last year. The course was awesome and really tough as a World Champ course should be! We rode through some amazing places and I think all the foreign cyclists really got an African experience out there, if they had time to look around. Tomorrow I will leave my one home to go to the other one!” – Jennie Stenerhag
There’s no doubt about it! Jennie Stenerhag is a true Champion. On her way to the World Championship in Pietermaritzburg she decided to do the #MTBHilton MTN National MTB Series race as a late entry on Sunday June 22nd. The early #MTB bird @jenniestenerhag sent out a tweet at 06:58: “Such a nice day here in Hilton, why not do a race? #lateentry @CapeBrewingCo” Read more about Jennie’s unplanned race here.
We are very proud of your podium finish Jennie!
Jennie’s first ever European Championship!
“It was again a late start on Sunday, at 11.45, enough time to sit around and get nervous. We were lucky with the weather, it was sunny and warm even though it always rains here!”
We are very proud of our pro ambassador Jennie Stenerhag who won the Lida Loop MTB Challenge in Sweden this weekend!