Entries by Mpai

Muddy Faces Thrive on Stage 1 of the FNB W2W Chardonnay

The Faces team of Candice Lill and Adelheid Morath got their FNB Wines2Whales title defence off to a winning start on Friday, 25 October. Departing Lourensford Wine Estate in consistent rain, the Elite Women endured a muddy day on the bike, but that did little to dampen Lill and Morath’s spirits as they thrived in […]

Curro Sponsors Scholarship for Exxaro Team Winners

Having made its debut in the FNB Wines2Whales in 2018, the Exxaro jersey, for riders under the age of 26 from historically disadvantaged communities, expanded its life-changing reach. The category inspires riders to train and race for two major goals in the mountain biking season and rewards riders with financial prizes. In 2019 Curro Holdings […]

Riders from the Alps and Southern Alps Combine for FNB W2W

Hailing from Switzerland, but making her summer home in South Africa, Ariane Lüthi is no stranger to local mountain biking fans. Her three-time New Zealand XCO champion partner, Samara Sheppard, is making her South African racing debut though; having missed the 2018 UCI World Cup’s opening round. Here is what the pair had to say […]

Students Gearing Up for Varsity MTB at W2W Pinotage

Thanks to Varsity Sports and FNB the top university mountain bikers from across the country will be contesting for the Varsity MTB title during the FNB Wines2Whales Pinotage event. The midweek race, which takes place from Monday 28 to Wednesday 30 October, will see students from six institutions of higher education do battle. Each university […]

Stenerhag & Rieder Gear up for FNB W2W Chardonnay

The Swedish/German combination of Jennie Stenerhag and Nadine Rieder have experience and class aplenty between them. But will they have what it takes to battle for FNB Wines2Whales victory in Rieder’s debut in the Chardonnay race? We spoke to them to find out.   FNB Wines2Whales: Jennie, you’ve had great success at the FNB Wines2Whales […]

New Exciting and Excited Young Team

Sarah Hill will be partnered by Danielle Strydom for the 2019 FNB Wines2Whales as her usual Galileo Risk teammate, Theresa Ralph is unable to take part. We caught up with the women from up-country to find out how their preparation for one of the Western Cape’s best loved stage races is progressing.   FNB Wines2Whales: […]

Last Minute.com: Strauss Steps in to Race with Benko

Barbara Benko may have a South African boyfriend and now coach too, but the Hungarian XCO champion does not get to race here that often. It is fantastic then, that for the second FNB Wines2Whales Chardonnay race in a row, the charismatic Ghost Factory Racing rider will be lining up in Lourensford. She was set […]

Introducing the Dynamic dormakaba Duo

The dormakaba duo of Robyn de Groot and Amy McDougall start the FNB Wines2Whales on the front foot, having won Berg and Bush, just three weeks before. We spoke to them about their preparation and how they were feeling ahead of the richest three-day stage race in the sport.   FNB Wines2Whales: Robyn & Amy, […]

Multi-Award-Winning Chardonnay Line-Up

With a whopping R252 500 in prize money up for grabs, including R100 000 to the winning team, it is no wonder the 2019 FNB Wines2Whales Chardonnay race has attracted a stellar field from across the globe. Boasting national champions aplenty, an Olympic gold medallist and a World Championship bronze medallist, it is without a […]