|KAP sani2c Media Release
03 May 2018
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SARLA keeping up their sani2c tradition in 2018
Himeville - When the 1500 riders set off for the start of the
Adventure edition of the annual three day KAP sani2c mountain bike
classic from Himeville to Scottburgh, the field will include a team
of well-known rugby personalities, ranging from World Cup winners to
bulky forwards with MTB track records that their mates are all too
“We absolutely love Farmer Glen’s event, and it is a top priority
for the SA Rugby Legends every year,” said team captain Stefan
Terblanche, who will lead a team with their sponsors that will
include Joel Stransky, Warren Brosnihan, Trevor Halstead, Matt
Pennefather, John Slade, Henry Coxwell and Shaun Payne.
Terblanche said that the abilities of the riders varied but they all
thoroughly enjoy the three stage race and the hospitality of the
region they ride through. He added that they were expecting a good
result in the Adventure from their top riders Stransky and Payne.
“After his third with Andrew Maclean in the Absa Cape Epic we know
Joel (Stransky) is in good shape,” said Terblanche. “Two years ago
he got a second in the Adventure so we hope he can ride onto the
podium again with his partner.”
Terblanche said that the team strategy was to allow the riders to
each take on the race at their own pace.
“On the final day to Scottburgh we might decide to ride together as
a bunch, which is great fun, but the guys that are racing hard we
allow to go at their own pace,” he explained.
He added that avid cyclist John “Slugger” Slade was making a
comeback to riding and was excited to be taking on another KAP
sani2c. He did bring with him a reputation for the unexpected.
“You can always hear Slugger before you see him,” said Terblanche.
“It is never, ever boring when he is around.
“Two years ago when he last rode he took out two guys on an open
stretch of district road, one of them was Brent Russell, who wasn’t
“He landed up crashing a couple of times on that final stage, bent
his derailleur so badly that he was stuck in one gear for the last
bit of the race into Scottburgh,” recalls Terblanche.
“We have our own version of that Think Bike sticker that says ‘Stay
Wider of the Rider – 1,5 metres’. For us it is stay wide of Slugger
– 1,5 kilometres!”
The SARLA ex-players race every year with a group of businessmen
from DSV who have a long association with SARLA.
“Right from the days that they were UTi they have helped us
unbelievably. They transport rugby kit for us around the country and
support our Vuka Rugby programme.
"They courier gear that is donated to us from overseas, so it is a
pleasure to share the race with them,” he said.
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Gearing up for the start of
last year’s KAP sani2c at Glencairn Farm are DSV Staffers and SA Rugby
Legends ex-players (back from left) Neil Cole, Louis le Roux, Matt
Pennefather, Stefan Terblanche, Shaun Payne, Cobus Swanepoel, Wade
Bartlett and Ryan Britz. Front (from left) Mark Isserow, Gordon Wyatt,
Former Springbok and Sharks
star Stefan Terblanche pictured with 'Farmer' Glen Haw at the end of the
2016 edition of the KAP sani2c.
Former Sharks star John
'Slugger' Slade will return to the KAP sani2c for the first time since
2016 and will make up part of the SA Rugby Legends that take part every
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