KAP sani2c Diary Note
03 May 2017
Written by : Nick Tatham
Brazilian flavour just a piece of the international sani2c
Himeville – With under a week to go until their 2017 KAP sani2c
starts, a group of Brazilians are proof that the event has become
known all over the world as one of those mountain bike races that
deserves its place on a bucket list.
Next week on Thursday, a group of six Brazilian riders will join
21 other foreign riders who will take on the three-day journey
from the Southern Drakensberg to the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast –
proof the race has become a hunting ground for a number of
international riders who are in the market for a truly South
African experience with an emphasis on hospitality and care from
Included in the three Brazilian teams taking part in the Race
this year, is seasoned mountain biking veteran Arthur Junqueira,
a first-time entrant who will tackle the 263km epic to the coast
with Ricardo Penteado, who has himself completed one sani2c.
“This year will be my first sani2c and I am incredibly excited to
ride in South Africa,” Junqueira said.
“I have always wanted to come to South Africa and this race gave
me a good reason to come and visit, as well as ride through this
beautiful part of the world.
“We arrive on the weekend before the race so we will have some
time to do a bit of site seeing before we head to start of the
Junqueira has been riding a mountain bike for nearly a quarter of
a century and has competed in numerous races and championships
around the world. Taking on the sani2c will help him tick off
another country and race from his impressive mountain biking
“I have ridden in two UCI Masters World Championships in Canada
and France, as well as races in Switzerland and Germany.
“Obviously I have raced in many races in Brazil and since 1994,
when I started, I have wanted to race in as many different
countries as possible,” he added.
With two other teams from the same South America country,
Junqueira will have some familiar company during the race,
however being able to interact and meet people from all over the
world is something that is exciting him about the event.
“I got the idea to come and race the sani2c from a friend who had
done it before and they said that the race was the perfect
opportunity to meet people from all over the world, especially
“It is going to be an incredible experience for me and for my
partner, although he has already done one sani2c.
“To be riding through South Africa is what I am most excited
about and I hope that the race goes as smoothly as I would like
it to,” Junqueira mentioned.
In the Race alone there will be 27 riders from foreign countries
with Brazil providing the most with six, while America will have
five riders taking part and the United Kingdom four. There will
also be riders from the United Arab Emirates, Australia and the
Other African countries represented in the Race at the 2017
sani2c are Namibia (3), Tanzania (2) and Botswana (1).
This year is the 13th edition of the KAP sani2c, the world’s
largest mountain bike stage race, which takes place from
Himeville to Scottburgh during the second week of May. There are
three races which form the event. On May 9, the Trail riders set
off from Himeville with the Adventure starting the following day
and the Race, which includes the elite riders, setting off on May
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The 2017 KAP sani2c will once
again have a distinct international flavour to it, as the likes of
Brazilian Arthur Junqueira prepare to set off on the 263km journey from
the Southern Drakensberg to Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast
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