21 June 2012
RE: CM 200 another success for team bizhub-FCF

With Gauteng in the grip of winter, three riders from team bizhub-FCF made the trek to Knysna for the RE: CM 200 which took place from the 15th to 17th of June ...



Race reports
No better way to finish the season
(01 December 2011)
Monique Gerber’s early cycling aspirations reap golden rewards
(30 November 2011)
Stopforth and Williamson continue their winning streak
(21 November 2011)
The right way to spend a weekend – Thomas River MTB Challenge
(07 November 2011)
Du Toit wins the Nissan Trailseeker series
(07 November 2011)
Willamson tackles MPACT Addo MTB Challenge
(01 November 2011)
Dorfling peaks for championship title
(31 October 2011)
bizhub celebrates victory at Isuzu Three Towers Mankele
(18 October 2011)
Nissan Trailseeker Diamond Rush
(16 October 2011)
Stopforth and Williamson dominate DCM Cape Pioneer Trek
(14 October 2011)
bizhub and DEVELOP to Isuzu Three Towers Mankele
(14 October 2011)
Successful outing for bizhub at ‘Ride the Rhino’
(05 October 2011)
Oudtshoorn three day marathon victory for bizhub
(05 October 2011)
Neethling wins DCSR Misty Valley MTB Challenge
(04 October 2011)
bizhub to ‘Ride the Rhino’
(28 September 2011)
Stopforth puts up a brave fight
(26 September 2011)
Stopforth tough enough for the DCM Cape Pioneer
(24 September 2011)
bizhub – retain their Transbaviaans title
(15 August 2011)
Lindi Erasmus wins Youth Day Cycle Challenge
(19 June 2011)
Neethling continues with her winning streak
(14 June 2011)
Bizhub surprises with Subaru Sani2C victory
(23 May 2011)
Bizhub confident ahead of Subaru Sani2C
(16 May 2011)
Stopforth and Williamson win Joberg2C
(10 May 2011)
Young Bizhub star dominates SA Track Championships
(03 May 2011)
Du Toit peaking for title defence in Joberg2C
(01 May 2011)
Du Toit ends her dry spell
(12 April 2011)
Stopforth wins the inaugural Merrell Tsitsikamma Mountain bike Challenge
(12 April 2011)
Bizhub pair tame the ABSA Cape Epic
(06 April 2011)
GreenEDGE to team up with Scott Sports
(22 March 2011)
Williamson confirms her versatility
(22 March 2011)
bizhub ladies excel at National XC championships
(15 March 2011)
Young bizhub star shines
(15 March 2011)
Linn Torp wins the Daily Despatch Cycle Tour
(07 March 2011)
Team bizhub conquer the Cannondale 300
(01 March 2011)
Bizhub ladies gear up for 2011
(22 February 2011)
More mud than the whole of Yorkshire
(22 February 2011)
More Mud than the whole of Yorkshire
(21 February 2011)
Neethling looks to maiden marathon ride this weekend
(28 January 2011)
De Wet pays dividends
(17 January 2011)






21/11/2011
Stopforth and Williamson continue their winning streak

Team bizhub’s Ishen Stopforth and Catherine Williamson once again proved to be unbeatable at the Contego Wine2whales stage race.

After two days of racing, covering a distance of 135km Catherine Williamson and Ischen Stopforth of team bizhub secured the 2011 Contego Wine2wales title. Having recently won the Cape Pioneer the two bizhub ladies were the outright favorites going into the tour.

“It was great to be racing with Catherine again,” said Ischen after the race. The two Contego girls gave us a good run for their money on stage two, but having built up almost a 20 minute lead on the first stage we knew we had a comfortable margin”

“Having stage three cancelled due to the extreme weather conditions was a letdown to us” commented Catherine “But I think in hindsight rider safety is of first importance and the organizers made the right decision, had someone crashed there would have been difficulties for medical support staff to reach the riders on route.

With Stage one starting from the beautiful Lourensford Wine Estate, the two bizhub girls got down to the business of racing.“It was a really fast start, continued Catherine, especially as we were straight into a 10km climb and I desperately had to hang on to keep the two Contego girls in sight. We were also closely followed by the DEVELOP pair of Yolandi du Toit and Caitlin de Wet.

We caught the Contego pair after the first feed station on one of the tough climbs, which were more to our liking. With some technical but not life threatening tracks we finished shattered but happy and even happier after the Contego girls didn’t come in for 19 minutes, just in front of the Develop team of Yolandi and Catlin. The campsite in Grabouw Country Club was idyllic, very much like the Lake District at home and a cool breeze that made it comfortable to chill out in.”

“With little climbing and 60% single track Ischen and I both knew stage two would be a hard one to win. We were also racing blind in that we were the only girls in A batch. That was nice in a way, as with 19 minutes lead we knew the other girls would have to catch us and still put 10 minutes into us. The course was amazing, so much flowing single track it was one of those days that you smile and ride! Ischen had a couple of small falls but nothing serious and we finished 6 minutes ahead of the Contego girls who took the stage with us in 2nd place, our lead now 16 minutes. Yolandi and Caitlin from DEVELOP came in 4th, Yolandi been chased as usual by the male species, this time a young buck”

“On Day three we woke up feeling like drowned rats” said Ishen after stage three was cancelled. It was only 8 degrees with rain and some snow on the mountains. An hour later the stage was called off.

At first we were relieved but soon hugely disappointed. The route I remember from last year was the most scenic yet and the last mountain bike race of the year ended up as a hollow victory, though I’ve got to say 8 degrees and raining would not have made for a very pleasant day. Despite the disappointment it was a great tour, we could not have asked for a better ending to the 2011 MTB Season”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Ischen Stopforth Leana de Jager
Yolandi du Toit Nicci Grobler
Lindi Dorfling Cashandra Slingerland
Cathy Colyn Monique Gerber
Linda van Wyk Marissa Stander
Linn Torp Catherine Williamson
Lilandi Swanepoel
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