Hot. It was very hot. But the racing was even hotter. (Go King of cliches).
On a weekend that turned into a celebration of cross country mountain biking that saw the cream of the crop in South Africa meet at the Bloemendal Trail Park on the outside of Durbanville near Cape Town, the intense heat was the big equaliser.
Manage your temperature and look after your bike, and the rest will be easy. That at least was the theory. It seemed to work for Matt Beers and Candice Lill, who won the men’s and Women’s elite categories respectively. Enjoy the photos.
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