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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

Extreme Water Polo

Images from the Extreme Water Polo event held at the SA Ocean Festival, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town South Africa, on 6 November 2015

Sanlam Cape Town Marathon

A marathon is a funny thing. It’s not a particularly exciting spectator sport, yet there is so much to see and do, both on and around the route.

I have to say, as a local resident, that I’m totally impressed, and more than a little proud with what the people of my City managed to showcase to the world with the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon.

Mid Winter Trail Run

Runners compete in the mid winter trail run organized by Dirtopia and held at the Muratie wine estate near Stellenbosch, Western Cape South Africa on Sunday 21 June 2015.

 

Spur Schools MTB series # 1 2015. Meerendal

Scholars compete in round 1 of the Spur Schools MTB series, organized by Dirtopia at Meerendal Wine Farm outside Durbanville, Western Cape South Africa on 20th June 2015.

 

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.

This was shot from just above the surf line beyond what is known as Schoenmakerskop. I wanted to give some idea of how rugged the shoreline is along Marine Drive. Just 7 km later, riders would be riding through the bustling metropolis of Port Elizabeth

Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship.

The 2015 edition of the Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship was held, as usual, at Nelson Mandela Bay in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.
This year the event pulled more pro racers from around the world than any other IRONMAN event except the world champs in Kona. T

That’s a tesament to the quality of the race and the people behind it.

Cape Town Cycle Tour 2015

Cape Town Cycle Tour

Riders compete in the 2015 Cape Town Cycle Tour. With a dramatically shortened route, following the devastating fires that wept through the region in the week prior to the race, the leaders came in after just 1 hour and 2 minutes. As usual though, the cycle tour was all about the guys at the back. This year most of the riders were paying homage and giving thanks, to the brave firefighters who spent countless hours fighting the fires and keeping us all safe. Bravo everyone