Entries by Tim Bassingthwaighte

Alan Hatherly Successfully Defends his Elite SA XCO Jersey

Team Spur’s Alan Hatherly secured his second South African Elite Cross-country jersey in Bloemfontein on Saturday afternoon, in his final year as a U23 rider. Electing to compete in the Elite XCO category, despite being U23, Hatherly can now proudly wear the national jersey colours when he progresses to the Elite category from the start of 2019.

Commonwealth Bronze for Alan Hatherly 

Team Spur’s Alan Hatherly won Bronze in the Men’s Cross-country mountain bike race for Team South Africa at the Commonwealth Games in Australia earlier today, Thursday 12 April. Hatherly finished third in a time of 1:17:56 behind the New Zealand duo of Sam Gaze (1:17:36) and Anton Cooper (1:17:36).

Emphatic Wins for Team Spur at Cape Pioneer Trek

Spur teams take out both men’s and women’s titles in fine style What a roller coaster! Anyone following Team Spur, as we tackled the 2017 Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen, last week will be wondering where their fingernails went. When the dust cleared in the Klein Karoo town of Oudtshoorn on Saturday, 21 […]

Second Overall for Team Spur-Wallonie at Perskindol Swiss Epic

Ariane Lüthi and Alice Pirard won the final stage of the Perskindol Swiss Epic on Saturday, 16 September to finish second overall on GC in the women’s category. “What a great week of racing!” commented an ecstatic Ariane after the finish of the 45km final loop around Zermatt, which included some 1900m of climbing. The Team Spur-Wallonie pair finished in 3 hours and 24 minutes, six minutes ahead of the Meerendal CBC outfit of Jennie Stenerhag and Esther Süss who did enough to win the overall.

Stage 3 Win in the Mud at Swiss Epic!

Thursday’s Stage 3 of the Perskindol Swiss Epic served up a wet and muddy day, which played into the hands of Team Spur’s Ariane Lüthi and her Belgian partner, Alice Pirard. Race organisers were forced to shorten the stage due to severe rains forecast, the already short stage was cut to just 42km with some 1700m of climbing.

Trading Blows on Stage 2 of Swiss Epic

Stage 2 at the 2017 Perskindol Swiss Epic was a close battle at the front of the Elite Women’s field. On the thrilling technical descents between the lung-busting Alpine climbs, Team Spur’s Ariane Lüthi and Alice Pirard put pressure on the leaders, Team Meerendal/CBC’s Esther Süss and Jennie Stenerhag, throughout the 70km stage.