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