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All Mountain Enduro May 2016

Based on the successful Mavic Trans Provence concept the idea is to bring riding and the results linked to it back to mountain biking and away from the current endurance-only formats. That said, it is not the idea to make the race highly technical as per downhill racing, but simply to focus the competition on the trails component of the sport. And yes, perhaps your skinny tire 29’er carbon hardtail is perhaps not the best choice of bike, although the course will certainly be rideable on it!

More info at the Dirtopia Website

All of the images are available to download at Photosport.co.za

Durbanville Triathlon 2015

Durbanville Triathlon 2015

The Durbanville Triathlon is traditionally the season ending tri in the Western Cape. Mother nature played along with perfect wind-free and cool conditions, and the event proved to be a fitting finale to the season.

Enjoy the photos

WTS Cape Town

Discovery World Triathlon Series Cape Town

Not even a stumble on the run could stop Alistair Brownlee‘s return to the top of the World Triathlon Series podium in Cape Town on Sunday, as the most successful athlete in series history took his total number of titles to 18.

While he tripped early on in the run, Brownlee made his way up to the lead group of Javier Gomez Noya,Richard Murray and Vincent Luis quickly, before blowing them away in the final 1500m. In his first WTS race in 2015 after returning from injury, Brownlee said he wasn’t sure what to expect, but was obviously thrilled with the result.
“Of course you never know, all you can do is train as hard as you can and put everything in that you can on the day. I knew I wasn’t that fit and I didn’t have good legs in that first lap to be honest… The whole thing was tough, but I’m so glad to have the win,” Brownlee said.

Cystic Fibrosis Cycling

Cystic Fibrosis Cycling (RSA)

After receiving a prognosis of a 10year life span at the age of 8 months, Jason Van’t Slot is celebrating his 20th year of living with Cystic Fibrosis by cycling the beguiling and gruelling ABSA Cape Epic in 2015. He is supported by his father and manager, Barry Van’t Slot and his close friend and team mate, elite debut triathlete, Philipp Sassie.

Born as a twin, one with the disease and the other without, Jason’s story is one of a family who has had to deal head on with a twist of fate that would test their mettle under a ticking clock. Jason wants to share his struggles and his triumphs, to enhance the lives of others living with cystic fibrosis, by serving as a living example that the disease need not be a death sentence. Through positive and rigorous living, and the benefits of early detection, Cystic Fibrosis is a challenge that can be overcome.

For more information visit their website here

 

Stihl SA National MTB DHI Cup Series #1

Stihl SA National MTB DHI Cup Series #1

The popular Contermanskloof track in Durbanville, Western Cape, played host to the opening round of the Stihl SA National MTB DHI Cup Series, in partnership with the Western Province Mountain Biking Commission, on Sunday 22 February. Blisteringly hot conditions made it difficult for the competitors as well as spectators. With no water available up on the mountain it was a case of take up what you need adding 1kg per litre to the weight of my normal equipment .

All my images from the day are available for download on the PhotoSport Website.

 

Western Province Mountain Biking Commission XCO Race #2

Western Province Mountain Biking Commission XCO Race #2

Riders having fun at the Western Province Mountain Biking Commission XCO Race #2 at Rhebokskloof MTB. Many thanks to Paarl Printing for their support of mountain biking in South Africa.

Tygerberg Mountain Bike Club Night Ride

If ever there was a good advert for mountain biking, it’s the weekly nightrides sponsored by Reeds Chevrolet and organised by the Tygerberg Mountain Bike Club in Durbanville, Cape Town.

It’s all about the fun, the smiles, the jol. The families and friendships. The Barnies Armies. The boerie rolls and lekker Bloemendal wine. The good life

I dig shooting the behind the scenes stuff, (and using 70’s expressions like ‘dig’), so if you are a speed merchant or race snake, chances are your photo isn’t in this gallery.

All these images were shot with the Canon 7D2 and 70-200mm f2.8 lens. No flash was used even when it got really dark.

Paarl Boxing Day Track Cycling

The Paarl Boxing Day Track cycling race, has been taking place for more than 100 years. Being mid summer in Africa, the day was hot, with no wind and big blue skies.
Families come out in their hordes to spectate at this event. It really is an annual institution that is supported by large numbers of local residents.

There are some more photos over on my Facebook Page

Prime Jailbreak 2014

Now in its 9th year, the Prime Cleaning Services Jailbreak Triathlon is an annual event held at the Brandvlei Correctional Services facility at Rawsonville in the Western Cape.

Sporting a long distance event (2.2km swim/88km bike/22km run) and a shorter minimum security’ version (1.1km swim/44km bike/11km run), the event has the unique distinction of being the only Triathlon in Africa (and probably anywhere else in the world) to be held on a working day. It is known as the the Tri on a Fri, and has a very unique holiday atmosphere. Enjoy the photos.

More images can be found on my web site by Clicking Here:

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Faces Of Triathlon

One of the best parts of a triathlon is when the competitors line up at the start, listening to the swim briefing and mentally ticking off the seconds till the start. The tension is palpable, and even experienced triathletes have nerves that are  stretched to the limit. Those are the shots that I love.

Click here to see more, over on my Facebook page

 

You can buy photos from the event  by clicking here

 

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