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South Africa's Stander wins opening stage in Malaysian event

Press release - 18 October 2011

 

Multiple South African and African mountain bike racing champion, Burry Stander (Specialized USN), won the opening stage of the inaugural Langkawi International Mountain Bike Challenge in Malaysia on Tuesday.

 

Stander outsprinted four-time Cape Epic champion, Karl Platt of Germany to clock a winning time of two hours 24 minutes and 20 seconds for the 61km stage that started and finished at the Langkawi Sports Complex. Former European champion, Thomas Dietsch of France, was third.

 

Switzerland’s Nathalie Schneitter (Colnago Farbe Sudtirol) won the women’s category in 2:56:40. South Africa’s Yolande Speedy (MTN Qhubeka) finished fifth just over eight minutes back.

 

Stage 2 on Wednesday is an Olympic Cross-country (XCO) race to be held on laps around a 4.7km course. The unique five-stage tour, designed to test rider versatility, ends on Saturday.

 

Langkawi International MTB Challenge

 

Stage 1 – 61km Marathon

Men

1 Burry Stander RSA (Specialized USN) 2hr 24min 20sec

2 Karl Platt GER (Team Bulls) same time

3 Thomas Dietsch FRA (Team Bulls) @ 1:52

4 Wolciech Halejak POL (Mroz Activejet) @ 4:13

5 Johnny Cattaneo ITA (Full Dynamix) @ 5:11

6 Lachlan Norris AUS (Giant Global Factory Team) @ 5:17

7 Adrian Jackson AUS @ 5:28

8 Bartosz Banach POL (Mroz Activejet) @ 6:24

9 Daniel Gathof GER (Craft Rocky Mountain) @ 6:38

10 Kohei Yamamoto JPN @ 6:50

 

Women

1 Nathalie Schneitter SUI (Colnago Farbe Sudtirol) 2hr 56min 40sec

2 Vivienne Meyer SUI (Colnago Farbe Sudtirol) @ 0:06

3 Jodie Willet AUS @ 2:12

4 Michela Benzoni ITA (Lissone) same time

5 Yolande Speedy RSA (MTN Qhubeka) @ 8:04

6 Masziyaton Mohd Radzi MLA (Kedah SBS Giant) @ 12:32

7 Jenny Fay IRE @ 12:41

8 Katherine O'Shea AUS @ 12:57

9 Eszter Dosa HUN @ 14:28

10 Naomi Hansen AUS @ 16:02

 

For more information, visit www.mtbmalaysia.com

 

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South Africa's Burry Stander celebrates after outsprinting Germany's Karl Platt to win Stage 1 of the Langkawi International Mountain Bike Challenge.

 

Photo credit: Langkawi International Mountain Bike Challenge

 

 

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What bike is he riding from that angle the wheel looks like a 26"? compared to Carl,s bike

Looks like 29",compared to the motorbike behind them....

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What bike is he riding from that angle the wheel looks like a 26"? compared to Carl,s bike

Definately 29er his handlebars is 5meters wide :D

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Looks like 29",compared to the motorbike behind them....

 

Oh no - both of them on 29ers - the thread goes south. :D

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Oh no - both of them on 29ers - the thread goes south. :D

 

See? Proof that 29er wheels climb faster, descend quicker, turn sharper and can roll over water.

 

If a 30kg professional rider from SA can win on them then my 80kg weekend warrior body should also be winning races :D

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See? Proof that 29er wheels climb faster, descend quicker, turn sharper and can roll over water.

 

If a 30kg professional rider from SA can win on them then my 80kg weekend warrior body should also be winning races :D

 

True - I like your scientific reasoning, you have convinced me, I am off to the closest Cannondale dealer :D

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