Race SPECS: 40km: 1hr34min, climbing: 1000m Pictures: Media Correspondent writes: [...]
The wine 2 whales is the cape equivalent to the sani2C in terms of participatory numbers, type of trails and distances. Its hugely popular and beautifully scenic. Making it one of the most enjoyable stage races I’ve done. Darren and I wrote a report after each day.
The event is always an excellent showcase for the local famers and land owners who really put on a show for the riders and supporters. I really have had some of the best fun on a mountain bike at this event and will surely be back for the 2014 event.
Tyron Bird and I made an early break away from the rest of the field and continued to ride at a consistent tempo for the entire race. Only separated by a couple of seconds by end I crossed the line first to make it a hat trick of wins for the Drak challenge. The race itself has huge potential and I see it growing in the future. Especially when you consider the amount of track available to the race organisers and riders.
The race is always a “bunfight” to get into the single track first and then a mad rush down into PMB, by the time you’ve looked down at your Garmin you’ve done 20km with an average over 35kmph.