MTB Race in South Africa: Cape Pioneer Trek 2019 Highlights

The Cape Pioneer Trek is one of the highlights of the international mountain biking calendar.

It is one of the most anticipated mountain biking races of the year, with over 250 cycling teams of two taking part in the 7-day stage race. This race, which has grown from strength to strength in the past 8 years, promises every rider, both local and international, the true African experience. 

The sense of community that is key in the Cape Pioneer Trek, is stronger than ever with the local’s participation in the facilitation of the event being high. The wealth of business that this race brings to the communities throughout the route highlights the organizer’s sense of responsibility and passion for the growth and maintenance of these beautiful areas.

The curtains of the 2019 Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek presented by Biogen have officially drawn to a close – and it is the South African riders who dominate this grueling 7-day stage race.

In the UCI Elite MEN category, it is DSV Pro Cycling’s Gert Heyns (RSA) / Arno du Toit (RSA) who took the deserved victory ahead of their compatriots Gerbon Mos / Tim Smeenge and the Austrian team of Wolfgang Krenn / Moran Vermeulen.

In the UCI Elite WOMMEN´s race, the podium only saw South African pro riders. Theresa Ralph (RSA) and Sarah Hill (RSA) crossed the finish line as the undisputed queens of the ‘Race with Soul’. It was a masterclass performance from the Galileo Risk – Liv pairing who practically made the past seven days a victory lap.

See what it’s like to be a rider at the Cape Pioneer Trek:

A day at the Cape Pioneer Trek

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