Magalies represented at 2015 FNB Wines2whales mountain bike stage raceMagalies Citrus
The FNB Wines2Whales is arguably one of South Africa’s most beautiful and most popular three day mountain bike stage races. Riders need to cover a scenic, but tough, 220km over these three days from Lourensford Wine Estate in Somerset-West, Western Cape, to Hermanus on the coast.
The FNB Wines2Whales stage race is divided into 3 groups, i.e. Adventure, Ride and Race. Each group consists of 600 teams of two riders each, which then totals up to 3600 riders. An average distance of 70-80km per day needs to be covered, and a total elevation of 4286m gained over these three days. Besides being spoiled by endless single track routes and challenging obstacles, the riders are treated after each stage to a great variety of fantastic meals, sports massages and “chill” lounges.
Magalies was well represented in the Ride group that took place from 2 to 4 November, by CEO Hans du Preez, and his three sons, Herman, Hannes and Wihan. Hans and Herman as a team completed the race in a total of 15:45:44, while Hannes and Wihan completed it in 18:49:10. Well done gentlemen, those are long hours in the saddle, you did Magalies proud!