KAP sani2c Media Release No: sani1912

19 May 2019

Embargo : None

Written by : Dave Macleod

2019 KAP sani2c ticks all the boxes

Scottburgh - The 2019 edition of the world's biggest mountain bike stage race, the KAP sani2c, wrapped up at it's new race finish at the Scottburgh Golf Club, with riders unanimous that the three day race was the best ever.

With around 4000 riders taking part over the three races, the Trail, the Adventure and the Race, mild, clear and windless Autumn weather and trails that rode optimally left many seasoned sani2c veterans stunned and happy to agree that the 2019 event has never been matched before.

The race was won by the 2017 champions Matthys Beukes and Phil Buys of the PYGA Euro Steel team, with Sam Sanders and Robyn de Groot winning a very close race for the women's title for dormakaba from Galileo Risk's Theresa Ralph and Sarah Hill.

The 87km first stage took the riders from Glencairn Farm outside Himeville to the Mackenzie Club close to Highflats, while the Queens stage the next day took riders through the Umkomaas Valley to the Jolivet macadamia Farm, close on 100km away. The final stage of 86km ended at the Golf Club in the South Coast town of Scottburgh.

The race employs 2850 people every year and ploughs millions back into community organisations, schools and crèches in the process.

1.PYGA Euro Steel 1 (Matthys Beukes/Phil Buys) 08:48:44
2.NAD Pro MTB Team (Matt Beers/Stuart Marais) 08:53:09
3.DSV Pro Cycling (Arno du Toit/Gert Heyns) 08:56:42 

1.dormakaba (Sam Sanders/Robyn de Groot) 10:13:55
2.Galileo Risk (Theresa Ralph/Sarah Hill) 10:17:53
3.Bell Equipment (Heyley Smith/Desiree Verwey) 11:27:56

1.Cycle Nation - Sandton City (Joanna van de Winkel/Tijl van de Winkel) 10:37:49
2.Ryder Innovation (Sanet Coetzee/Martin van der Westhuizen) 10:51:31
3.Tantigatti 1 (Fiddy Gey van Pittius/Callan Sexton) 10:58:28

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For more information on KAPsani2c: office@sani2c.co.za or sani2c.co.za


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The unique model of the KAP sani2c mountain bike race involves the integration of all the communities that the race passes through over its 280km from Himeville to Scottburgh. Kevin Sawyer/
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Riders leave Jolivet Farm at the start of the final stage of the 2019 KAP sani2c. Kevin Sawyer/
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For many of the riders taking part in the KAP sani2c, the enduring memory will be of the fast-paced drop into the Umkomaas valley early on in the second stage of the race. Kevin Sawyer/
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The 2019 KAP sani2c ended at a new finish venue at the Scottburgh Golf Club. Kevin Sawyer/
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The 4000 riders taking part in the  2019 edition of the KAP sani2c enjoyed sublime weather and trail conditions. Kevin Sawyer/
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Line honours on the final stage of the 2019 KAP sani2c went to the PYGA Euro Steel combination of Pieter du Toit (left) and Phillimon Sebona. Kevin Sawyer/
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PYGA Euro Steel's Matthys Beukes (right) and Phil Buys (left) cruised to their second title in three years at the 2019 KAP sani2c that finished at Scottburgh Golf Club on Saturday. Maryann Shaw/
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Women's race winners Sam Sanders (left) and Robyn de Groot (right) of dormakaba flank runners up Theresa Ralph and Sarah Hill (Galileo Risk) at the end of the 2019 KAP sani2c. Kevin Sawyer/
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