Cape Pioneer Trek draws stage racers to South Africa

Sauser among those competing

While many eyes are on Australia for the Crocodile Trophy, a different mountain bike stage race, the Cape Pioneer Trek (CPT) is happening from October 19 to 24 in South Africa.

Former World Champion Christoph Sauser is among those competing. He's racing with Team Specialized manager Bobby Behan in the open men's two-person division. Approximately 200 cyclists are competing for the R40,000 in prize money - 10,000 of which will go to the winner of the men's category.

"With legendary races such as the Attakwas and various other big ones in the bag, the six-day challenge represents a new milestone for both ourselves and the cyclists," said Henco Rademeyer and Carel Herholdt. Dryland Event Management is running the event.

The route visits Oudtshoorn, Calitzdorp, Prince Albert, De Rust, Uniondale and George.

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