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February 28, 2017
The rugged terrain is part of the challenge at the Momentum Health Attakwas Extreme, presented by Biogen.
Photo credit: Ewald Sadie

NEW SPONSORS GIVE ATTAKWAS A BOOST AND A FACELIFT

The Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge, South Africa’s most prestigious one-day mountain bike race, has received a significant boost with the announcement that Momentum Health and Biogen are the new title […]
January 24, 2017
Photo by Craig Kolesky.

I’m Selling My Bike Tomorrow…

Words & Photos by Craig Kolesky. These are the words we hear hanging out at the finish of what most say is the toughest 1 day race in SA… and […]
January 23, 2017
Christoph Sauser (1st) during the 2017 Fairview Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge.
Photo by Ewald Sadie.

2017 Fairview Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge as it Happened

The 2017 Fairview Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge was live Tweeted by Oliver Munnik and the Dryland Events Management media team, but before we could put together a compilation post of […]
January 23, 2017
Didn't last long. Found a cramper as I felt like vomiting. All I wanted was to throw my bike in a support car passing by.

Jade de Hutton’s Attakwas Experience

Jade de Hutton has done so many Dryland Event Management events in the last six months that she’s practically part of the team. In 2016 she rode her first Fairview […]
January 21, 2017
Christoph Sauser racing to victory. 
Photo by Ewald Sadie.

SAUSER DELIVERS INCREDIBLE COMEBACK TO WIN ATTAKWAS

Swiss mountain bike racing legend, Christoph Sauser didn’t only mark his return from retirement at the Fairview Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge in South Africa on Saturday, he won the gruelling […]
January 21, 2017
Annika Langvad Queen of the Mountain. 
Photo by Ewald Sadie.

LANGVAD SMASHES ATTAKWAS RECORD ON DEBUT

Denmark’s multiple mountain bike world champion, Annika Langvad (Specialized) beat off a strong field to win the Fairview Attakwa Extreme MTB Challenge in a new women’s record time in South […]
January 19, 2017
The Attakwas Reserve, after which the Fairview Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge was named, delivers rugged terrain and steep climbs and descents and is often the section where the winning moves are made.
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SAUSER, PLATT SET TO REVIVE FIERCE RIVALRY AT ATTAKWAS

After a short hiatus, two of global mountain biking’s most successful competitors will revive their rivalry at the Fairview Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge in South Africa on Saturday. Germany’s Karl […]
January 18, 2017
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LüTHI HUNGRY TO RECLAIM ATTAKWAS CROWN AGAINST POWERFUL FIELD

Five-time winner Ariane Lüthi (Team Spur) is eager to reclaim the Fairview Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge title that she won consecutively from 2011–2015. But the Swiss marathon champion will be […]
January 18, 2017
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Attakwas Advice

The Fairview Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge is undoubtedly a daunting event to undertake but by keeping a few things in mind you can complete the 121km route from Chandelier Game […]