7th MTO Tour de Plett -The Best Year Yet!
Thank you to everyone involved in the 7th MTO Tour de Plett. Without a doubt it was the best event yet! We had a number of top pro riders duking it out for podium places and their share of the R50K prize money. Hot on their heels were a number of very strong weekend warriors, shown by some impressive times in the 87km and 60km events. Entries were up significantly up from last year in all 3 race categories and the great weather on the day made sure that a superb time was had by all.
Special thanks to our title sponsors MTO - without their generous sponsorship the whole event would not be possible. Every cent generated by this event has a huge impact on the kids of the Kwano Cycle Academy.
Congratulations to all podium finishers below:
Mens 87km Marathon
1. Waylon Woolcock - Time: 03:14:18
2. HB Kruger - Time: 03:14:19
3. Shaun-Nick Bester - Time: 03:20:29
woMens 87km Marathon
1. Robyn de Groot - Time: 03:51:14
2. Nicki Giliomee - Time: 04:10:03
3. Catherine Colyn - Time: 04:10:24
For all other categories and results please see the 2017 Results here
Get ready for Tour de Plett 2018
Event dates for 2018 will be confirmed as soon as the CSA calendar is finalised. But make sure you pencil in October 2018 for all the reasons below:
MOUNTAIN BIKING HEAVEN...Plett, jewel of the garden Route with amazing forests and scenery.
PROPER MTB...Organised by riders, for riders.
CHALLENGE...Can you meet it?
MAKE A WEEKEND OF IT...Come for the weekend, ride the Tour de Plett and run the Robberg Express Trail run on Sunday!
"It is one of the most beautifully organized races ever. Thought has gone in to taking the scenic route which is tough yet visually rewarding.
"Not often do you get to ride in the mountains and forests and then finish on the beach." Dylan Rebello
"The Indigenous forests take you into another world, testing climbs and some challenging technical sections...I can think of no better way than by MTB with an idyllic beachfront finish on central beach in Plettenberg bay." Robyn De Groot
"The terrain and scenery was remarkable. I'm already looking forward to 2017! Ill be back!" Max Knox
"It has been said, this is possibly the best one day ride in the country." Kevin Evans