Epic Series

30 11, 2023

USWE Sports Partner with Epic Series to Aid Riders in On-The-Bike Hydration and Nutrition

By |2023-11-30T22:39:12+02:00November 30th, 2023|News|Comments Off on USWE Sports Partner with Epic Series to Aid Riders in On-The-Bike Hydration and Nutrition

USWE Hydration Packs Partners with the Epic Series, across European and African mountain bike stage races, to provide riders with their technical know-how and industry leading products. They will be the official hydration pack and luggage partners of the Epic Series for 2024 and beyond. As mountain bike stage races have become more technical and [...]

30 10, 2023

Cannondale Factory Racing Secure FNB Wines2Whales Title

By |2023-10-30T12:44:49+02:00October 30th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Cannondale Factory Racing Secure FNB Wines2Whales Title

The final stage of the 2023 FNB Wines2Whales Shiraz saw Cannondale Factory Racing sail to victory; on Sunday, 29 October. Alan Hatherly and Simon Andreassen completed a clean sweep of stage victories en route to the title, yet the win was not secure until after the Gantouw Pass portage on Stage 3. Imbuko Giant A [...]

28 10, 2023

Spil During Stage 2’s Spring Sees Cannondale Factory Racing Extend FNB W2W Lead

By |2023-10-30T12:53:00+02:00October 28th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Spil During Stage 2’s Spring Sees Cannondale Factory Racing Extend FNB W2W Lead

Stage 2 of the FNB Wines2Whales Shiraz saw the second sprint finish in as many days – on Saturday, 28 October – was again though on the Oak Valley finish line Marco Joubert went down and ceded time to Alan Hatherly and Simon Andreassen. The Cannondale Factory Racing pair had controlled the pace throughout the [...]

27 10, 2023

Cannondale Factory Racing Draw First Blood at FNB Wines2Whales Shiraz

By |2023-10-30T12:48:31+02:00October 27th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Cannondale Factory Racing Draw First Blood at FNB Wines2Whales Shiraz

The opening stage of the final event of the 2023 FNB Wines2Whales Switchback lived up to the pre-race billing. Cannondale Factory Racing and Imbuko Giant took it to the line with Alan Hatherly and Simon Andreassen edging out Marco Joubert and Wessel Botha. Behind them Felix Stehli endured a mechanical and a crash to come [...]

26 10, 2023

FNB Wines2Whales Shiraz: Meet the Men Vying for Supremacy

By |2023-10-26T19:54:05+02:00October 26th, 2023|News|Comments Off on FNB Wines2Whales Shiraz: Meet the Men Vying for Supremacy

Staring on Friday 27 October the Shiraz race sees battle lines drawn between a stacked field of elite men’s teams. There are arguably three tiers of teams: the favourites, the dark horses and those who will be racing for a top ten finish. PYGA Euro Steel, Imbuko Giant A, Insect Science, Elysator.ch and Cannondale Factory [...]

25 10, 2023

World Champion Wins FNB Wines2Whales Pinotage

By |2023-10-25T20:24:18+02:00October 25th, 2023|News|Comments Off on World Champion Wins FNB Wines2Whales Pinotage

E-Bike racing is a relatively new phenomenon. The inaugural E-MTB World Championships were held during the 2019 Mountain Biking World Championships, in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada. In 2021 FNB Wines2Whales included an E-Bike category for the first time, then in 2022 the Pinotage event hosted an E-Bike race too. In 2023 the reigning E-Bike World Champion Joris [...]

25 10, 2023

Growing the E-Bike Community through the Pinotage Race at FNB Wines2Whales

By |2023-10-25T20:24:57+02:00October 25th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Growing the E-Bike Community through the Pinotage Race at FNB Wines2Whales

FNB Wine2Whales in general holds a significant place in South African cycling. The Pinotage race, the event’s mid-week fixture, is forging its own legacy and importance with the addition of an E-Bike competition. Racing, perhaps due to the competitive quirks of South Africans, drives the cycling industry and the Pinotage is fostering E-Bike adoption by [...]

25 10, 2023

Dusty Grins on Stage 1 of the FNB Wines2Whales Pinotage

By |2023-10-25T20:24:55+02:00October 25th, 2023|News|Comments Off on Dusty Grins on Stage 1 of the FNB Wines2Whales Pinotage

The sun came out and provided an opportunity to catch a great cycling tan on Stage 1 of the FNB Wines2Whales Pinotage event; on Monday, 23 October. After rain and overcast conditions, the heat and sunshine were welcomed by the riders taking part in the social mid-week race. The most relaxed of the trio of [...]

22 10, 2023

Lill and Jacobs Wrap-Up 2023 FNB Wines2Whales Title with Third Stage Win

By |2023-10-23T05:36:41+02:00October 22nd, 2023|News|Comments Off on Lill and Jacobs Wrap-Up 2023 FNB Wines2Whales Title with Third Stage Win

After three days of racing in all all-manner of conditions Candice Lill and Tyler Jacobs emerged victorious from the 2023 FNB Wines2Whales Chardonnay race. The Computer Mania Seattle Coffee Co. team notched up three straight stage victories to claim the overall title by 9 minutes and 5 seconds from Safari Essence Imbuko; on Sunday, 22 [...]

22 10, 2023

Mud, Glorious Mud: Lill and Jacobs Slip and Slide to Stage 2 Success

By |2023-10-22T22:26:33+02:00October 22nd, 2023|News|Comments Off on Mud, Glorious Mud: Lill and Jacobs Slip and Slide to Stage 2 Success

Stage 2 of the 2023 FNB Wines2Whales Chardonnay race, on 21 October, saw a steady overnight drizzle persist into Saturday’s racing. This turned the already water damaged roads and trails into a sodden mud-fest. It did not prevent Candice Lill and Tyler Jacobs racing to a second stage victory however. The Computer Mania Seattle Coffee [...]

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