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5 Reasons to Ride the 2022 FNB Wines2Whales

South Africa’s best loved mountain bike stage race is back to full capacity in 2022 and returning from the Switchback to the traditional route. So, if you’re looking for reasons to sign up for some SERIOUS gees look no further. The Route is King After the Switchback route of 2021, FNB Wines2Whales returns to its […]

Pedalling For The Pooches

At the FNB Wines2Whales there’s racing, good times and #SeriousGEES; there are thrills and spills, and there are memories made that will last a lifetime. There is also an element that often goes unnoticed to many, but to the benefactors of the charity angle of the FNB Wines2Whales, the efforts are nothing short of life-changing. […]

Squirt Cycling Products becomes Official Bicycle Care Products partner to the Epic Series

The Epic Series and Squirt Cycling Products have announced a multi-year deal wherein Squirt Cycling Products increases its involvement with the Epic Series and becomes the Official Bicycle Care Products partner to the Epic Series and its global portfolio of class-leading mountain bike stage races. Squirt Cycling Products has been involved with the Epic Series […]

Cape Trails, The Trail Wizards

The organisers of the FNB Wines2Whales take pride in the fact that every year the route includes more, and new singletrack. These additional kilometres of trail are built by the Cape Trails team. Ashwell Swartz, Brendon Booysen, Denzel Scheepers and Keenan Cupido are the men behind the brush cutters, spades and rakes which create many […]

Fairtree Imperial Cannondale Win for Education at FNB Wines2Whales

The Fairtree Imperial Cannondale 1 pairing of Luyanda Thobigunya and Lorenzo Leroux repeated their 2019 FNB Wines2Whales success when they completed a commanding Exxaro jersey victory in Lourensford; on Sunday, 14 November. In so doing the pair each won either a Grade 0 to 12 bursary from Curro Holdings or the higher education qualification of […]

PYGA Euro Steel Wrap Up FNB Wines2Whales Shiraz Title in Style

Philip Buys and Gert Heyns raced to a perfect three from three at the FNB Wines2Whales Shiraz on Sunday, 14 November. The PYGA Euro Steel team won all three stages, with {type}DEV Nanotime placing second every day and Imbuko Giant third. Despite all three stages of the 2021 FNB Wines2Whales Shiraz event featuring the same […]

Team Driepoot: Amputees Conquering FNB Wines2Whales

Between them Reuben van Niekerk and Dane Wilson have seven FNB Wines2Whales finishes. Yet for the amputees each edition has its own challenges. The more-ridable Switchback route is making the race far more enjoyable. Reuben van Niekerk is no stranger to mountain biking fans. While his partner Dane Wilson represented South Africa at the 2016 […]

Play Day Reinvented by the FNB Wines2Whales Switchback

Stage 2 of FNB Wines2Whales had long been known as Play Day. But with the route being reimagined for the Switchback the route team had the opportunity to reinvent Play Day. At 66 kilometres long, with 1 500 metres of climbing, Play Day is no walk in the park. It requires some hard riding too, as […]

PYGA Euro Steel Make it Two-from-Two at FNB Wines2Whales

Play Day on the FNB Wines2Whales Shiraz race lived up to the pre-event hype, with spectacular trails and fast paced racing. Yet, also, as predicted, it was difficult for PYGA Euro Steel or {type}DEV Nanotime to make a stage winning move. Thus, the day culminated in a sprint, which Philip Buys and Gert Heyns won. […]

Bokke on Bikes at FNB Wines2Whales

John Smit and Schalk Burger are taking on the 2021 FNB Wines2Whales Shiraz event in a reunion which brings two of South Africa’s most celebrated Springboks back together. The event is also Burger’s first MTB stage race. “It reminded me of Test matches, where I used to rely heavily on Schalk to get us out […]