Team News
SA XCO #2 Afri Ski -Lesotho
Posted: 11:07PM Apr 20th in Dylan Rebello's Blog
After the World cup in PMB, the pressure was off and so I spent a few days with family at the coast before heading up to the highest XCO race of the calendar.

A beautiful drive through the countryside and over mountains left us at the remote location at 3200m above sea level.

Adjusting to the altitude was hard. Everything was simply harder. Climbing being the worst hit as the harder I went, the longer it took to recover. At times completely dizzy the only thing keeping me up was the centrifugal force of my two 29" wheels.

The climate wash very harsh but then again it was the same for everyone and with ...
 
UCI World cup #1 South Africa
Posted: 10:32PM Apr 20th in Dylan Rebello's Blog
Round 1 of the UCI World cup kicked off in my home country of South Africa.

This was to be a very big day for me as it was my first proper world cup, excluding last years world champs.

Practise was one of the most exciting time of the week. Not only riding on a world cup track but doing so at the same time as the champions of the world was a huge privilege that not many get to experience. One can learn a great deal from simply observing what they do and how they go about preparing for race day.

After a week of hard practise it was race day. I was seeded 32nd out of 46 starters so I didn't have the pressure ...
 
SA National #1 - Cascades, PMB
Posted: 1:04PM Mar 31st in Sam Bull's Blog
I always look forward to races in Pietermaritzburg. The tracks are generally a ton of fun and there is always a good vibe at the race.  This time we were racing the 1stround of the SA National Series. The track we were racing on used about 60% of the World Cup track.

The track is very physical and has lots of pedaling, so I made sure that I didn’t do too many practice runs. Luckily we had amazing weather the entire weekend and so track conditions were pe...
 
Duathlon African/ SA champs
Posted: 11:10AM Mar 21st in Jessica Alcock's Blog
Last year I won the Duathlon African champs and this year I was hoping to keep the title... I ended second but I was truly happy with my position, the competition was tough but it was a honest hard working race, and as I crossed the finish line I could truly say I gave it my all!

The day before A...
 
SA XCO cup #1 PMB
Posted: 9:26PM Mar 18th in Dylan Rebello's Blog
The week started out by travelling from Knysna, Stopping off in Graaf Reinet and finishing the journey in mountain bike paradise, Pietermaritzburg.

Practise started on Thursday, where the aim of the day was to master the technical sections of the track. Looking at new lines and testing duel single tracks to make my race as efficient as possible. The next day was then just a couple of laps to make sure everything was still in order.

Race day and the temperature coupled with very high humidity made for an energy draining race. Starting on the 3rd row of the start line, there was a lot of traffic ahead of me. The gun we...
 
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