Entries by Luke

Despite A Swim, UCT Wrap-Up FNB Wines2Whales Titles

The University of Cape Town’s men’s and women’s teams claimed five stage victories, from a possible six, on their way to winning the 2019 FNB Wines2Whales Pinotage and Varsity MTB titles. Richard Simpson and Michael Lambrecht contributed two wins on their way to the men’s race victory, while Courteney Webb and Amy Tait were crowned […]

UCT Double Up on Stage 2 of FNB Wines2Whales Pinotage

The University of Cape Town’s men’s and women’s cycling teams had stellar days on the muddy trails of the Elgin Valley. Both claimed stage victories on Stage 2 of the FNB Wines2Whales Pinotage race, which doubles as the Varsity MTB. After the intermittent rain of the opening day, the largely clear skies ensured the trails […]

Late Drama as dormakaba Win FNB W2W Chardonnay

A puncture, just 10 kilometres from the finish line in Onrus, turned the 2019 FNB Wines2Whales Chardonnay race on its head; on Sunday, 27 October. Seizing the opportunity provided by the overnight leaders’ misfortune, the dormakaba team, of Robyn de Groot and Amy McDougall, raced to stage and overall victory. Adelheid, who suffered the rear […]

Tipping a Glass to the Chardonnay Success

In the world of mountain biking, the FNB Wines2Whales Chardonnay is unique. It is the only event which features a women’s specific start group, which starts first every day. In addition to that, all the media attention and all the prize money, which totals over R250 000, is paid to the women’s teams. For the […]

New Pads, Please.

New brake pads were the first order of business, for the mechanics, on every bike that rolled out of the Squirt Kränzle Bike Wash and into a bike shop work station. Across the board, the stores reported replacing every set of pads they encountered after Stage 1. They even had to send drivers back to […]

Fourways Ensures Riders Keep Their Cool

In 2019, the FNB Wines2Whales rider dining marquee will be more comfortable than ever, thanks to Fourways Airconditioning. While every rider is hoping for warm temperatures and clear skies throughout their three-day celebration of #SeriousGEES, nobody wants to sweat over dinner. Fortunately, with the help of Fourways Airconditioning, the dining marquee will feature a cooler […]