Cape Pioneer Trek

7 12, 2023

Shorter. Tougher. And More Exhilarating. Pioneering MTB Stage Race Rebirth

By |2023-12-07T10:30:23+02:00December 7th, 2023|Epic Trips, News|Comments Off on Shorter. Tougher. And More Exhilarating. Pioneering MTB Stage Race Rebirth

Dryland Launch Renewed Momentum Medical Scheme Cape Pioneer, presented by Biogen The Momentum Medical Scheme Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen, celebrated its fifteenth anniversary in 2023. Over the decade and a half, the seven-day stage race took riders through the Klein Karoo and across the Garden Route. It traversed high mountains and fertile plains, [...]

19 09, 2023

Reflecting on the 2023 Race With Soul

By |2023-09-19T13:01:46+02:00September 19th, 2023|Epic Trips|Comments Off on Reflecting on the 2023 Race With Soul

The 2023 Momentum Medical Scheme Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen, took solo racers and teams on a journey through some of the Southern Cape’s most spectacular landscapes. From the plantations and indigenous forests of George, through the orchards and fynbos of the Langkloof and into the usually arid Klein Karoo. A record season of [...]

10 09, 2023

Imbuko Giant and Efficient Infiniti Insure Win the 2023 Cape Pioneer Trek

By |2023-09-10T13:42:39+02:00September 10th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Imbuko Giant and Efficient Infiniti Insure Win the 2023 Cape Pioneer Trek

The final stage of the Momentum Medical Scheme Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen, saw the 2023 general classification titles wrapped up by the teams who had worn the yellow and pink First Ascent leaders’ jerseys since the Prologue. The racing, in the UCI men’s field in particular, was far more interesting than that fact [...]

8 09, 2023

Imbuko Giant and Efficient Infiniti Insure Claim Emphatic Queen Stage Victories

By |2023-09-08T18:26:11+02:00September 8th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Imbuko Giant and Efficient Infiniti Insure Claim Emphatic Queen Stage Victories

The Queen Stage of the Momentum Medical Scheme Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen, provided the men and women in the yellow and pink First Ascent leaders’ jerseys with the terrain to race to emphatic stage victories. Stage 5 – on Friday, 8 September – played out in dramatic fashion as the air went out [...]

7 09, 2023

Imbuko Giant Claw Back Seconds and Set-Up for Cape Pioneer Trek’s Queen Stage

By |2023-09-07T18:44:40+02:00September 7th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Imbuko Giant Claw Back Seconds and Set-Up for Cape Pioneer Trek’s Queen Stage

Stage 4 of the 2023 Momentum Medical Scheme Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen, was the longest of the race, as it took the teams from Louvain to Oudtshoorn; on Thursday, 7 September. Despite the day’s length and significant drama on the trails after 90 kilometres the stage came down to a four-team sprint finish [...]

6 09, 2023

Imbuko Giant Slip Up as Valley Electric Toyota Capitalise at the Cape Pioneer Trek

By |2023-09-06T17:55:30+02:00September 6th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Imbuko Giant Slip Up as Valley Electric Toyota Capitalise at the Cape Pioneer Trek

Stage 3 of the Momentum Medical Scheme Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen, saw a puncture and perhaps a loss in form cause a swing in the race’s momentum; on Wednesday, 6 September. The Langkloof Liaison course, which featured a start and finish at Louvain, did not seem to lend itself to big time gaps, [...]

5 09, 2023

Valley Electrical Toyota Win Stage 2 of the Cape Pioneer Trek

By |2023-09-05T18:14:40+02:00September 5th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Valley Electrical Toyota Win Stage 2 of the Cape Pioneer Trek

The first transition stage of the 2023 Momentum Medical Scheme Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen, took the teams from George in the Garden Route to Louvain in the Langkloof. Tuesday, 5 September’s, Stage 2 was won by Valley Electrical Toyota and Efficient Infiniti Insure. The time gaps in the UCI men’s race were too [...]

4 09, 2023

Imbuko Giant and Efficient Infiniti Insure Extend Race with Soul Leads

By |2023-09-04T16:52:14+02:00September 4th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Imbuko Giant and Efficient Infiniti Insure Extend Race with Soul Leads

Stage 1 of the 2023 Momentum Medical Scheme Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen, saw the teams take to the forest singletracks of George on Monday, 4 September. Marco Joubert and Wessel Botha, of Imbuko Giant, were victorious in the UCI men’s race, after a fast and tactical battle. While Efficient Infiniti Insure’s Kim le [...]

3 09, 2023

Seconds In It After Race With Soul Prologue

By |2023-09-04T16:58:47+02:00September 3rd, 2023|News|Comments Off on Seconds In It After Race With Soul Prologue

The opening day of the 2023 Momentum Medical Scheme Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen, came down to just 17 seconds, on Sunday, 3 September. The 26-kilometre-long Prologue, through the singletracks of Saasveld, was won by the Imbuko Giant A and Efficient Infiniti Insure teams, ahead of Valley Electrical - Toyota and Viviovita - Bell [...]

4 08, 2023

Singletracks, Satisfaction and the Swartberg Pass in the Race with Soul

By |2023-08-04T13:36:16+02:00August 4th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Singletracks, Satisfaction and the Swartberg Pass in the Race with Soul

South Africa is home to some of the world’s best mountain bike stage races. Yet, there is only one Race with Soul. The Momentum Medical Scheme Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen. Now in its thirteenth edition the seven-day event provides the perfect mix of challenging riding, diverse scenery and classic Klein Karoo hospitality. For [...]

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