Starting at the picturesque Lourensford Wine Estate (Somerset West) this coming Friday (09 November 2012) riders will need to complete a sum total of 209km in the saddle before finally crossing the finish line near Onrus Caravan Park on Sunday (11 November 2012).

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Burry Stander in action at the 2011 Contego Wines2Whales MTB Race powered by Maserati. Photo Credit ~ Sportograf

According to Sauser, riding with Stander means that they will complete each stage quicker than in previous years. “Our strength as a team can be attributed to a combination of things, including commitment, toughness, talent, equipment, team and experience. Both Burry and I are currently in our off season shape, so I doubt we can beat the Cape Boys who are very well prepared. We are however, looking forward to spending more time in the festival village where we can indulge in some good food, although this won’t help much with our off season body weight,” laughs Sauser.

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Christoph Sauser in action at the 2011 Contego Wines2Whales MTB Race powered by Maserati. Photo Credit ~ Sportograf

Christoph Sauser and Burry Stander will participate under the team name 36ONE-SONGO-SPECIALIZED.

Event Information:

Starting in the Wine lands of Somerset West, riders will cross through (and over) 13 wineries, 26 private farms, six mountains, historic roads and mountain passes, nature conservation areas (including the Kogelberg Biosphere) before finishing within sight of the famous whales of Hermanus!

EVENT SUMMARY

STAGE ONE:

Date: Friday, 09 November 2012

Distance: 69km

Start: Lourensford Wine Estate (Somerset West)

Finish: Oak Valley Sport Field (Elgin)

STAGE TWO:

Date: Saturday, 10 November 2012

Distance: 65km

Start: Oak Valley Sport Field (Elgin)

Finish: Oak Valley Sport Field (Elgin)

STAGE THREE:

Date: Sunday, 11 November 2012

Distance: 75km

Start: Oak Valley Sport Field (Elgin)

Finish: Onrus Caravan Park (just outside Hermanus)

Prizes up for grabs compliments of our incredible sponsors will include: 1x KTM Phinx 2.29 mountain bike (Valued at R 25 995), Suunto Ambits, ION AIR PRO action cameras, Maserati vouchers (this includes a track day and lunch with Maserati), Mizuno shoe vouchers, Thule travel product and hampers from ProNutro Active, REHIDRAT® SPORT and First Ascent.

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