Reigning mountain bike marathon world champion, Christoph Sauser (Specialized), has confirmed he will defend his title at the 2014 Fairview Attakwas Extreme on 18 January 2014, widely considered to be South Africa’s toughest one-day mountain bike race.
For the first time the popular 121 kilometre marathon will have a sponsor, with Fairview Wine & Cheese investing in the event that has become one of South Africa’s most prestigious one-day races. The eighth edition of the event, which takes in a total elevation gain of 2900 metres, is also set for a record entry, eclipsing the 1040 of 2013.
Sauser will head up a strong field in the marathon-racing-mad country in the first major race of the new year. The difficulty of the terrain in places through the rugged Klein Karoo region of the Western Cape province makes it an ideal preparation event for those…
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