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Toyota Specialized win the 2024 Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen

Toyota Specialized rolled across the lawns of Kaleo Guest Farm to claim the team’s second successive Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, victory on Sunday, 11 February. Matt Beers backed up his 2023 winning effort, by securing three stage victories en route to the 2024 title, alongside new teammate Alex Miller. The South…

Cannondale Factory Racing Put an Exclamation Point on their Tankwa Trek Performance

Candice Lill and Mona Mitterwallner secured the 2024 Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, in emphatic fashion on Sunday, 11 February. The Cannondale Factory Racing pair won the final stage, adding Stage 4 to their Stage 1 and 2 victories, taking their final margin of victory to nearly 9 minutes. The South African…

Toyota Specialized and KMC-Ridley Kings and Queens of the Queen Stage

The Queen Stage of the Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, featured South African mountain biking’s most infamous climb, the Merino Monster. The ascent to 1 799 meters above sea level, challenged the teams to 1 000 metres of elevation gain over 20 odd kilometres. The victors on the day were also the teams who…

Cannondale Factory Racing and Toyota Specialized Double Up at the Tankwa Trek

Cannondale Factory Racing and Toyota Specialized doubled up on their Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, success with stage victories on Friday, 9 February 2024. The wins are both the UCI women’s and men’s category leaders’ second of the race. This sees both Candice Lill and Mona Mitterwallner, as well as Matt Beers…

Victories for Toyota Specialized and Cannondale Factory Racing on Tankwa Trek Stage 1

Toyota Specialized and Cannondale Factory Racing got the 2024 Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, off to a winning start on Stage 1; on Thursday, 8 February. Matt Beers and Alex Miller slipped away to win taking a 37 second advantage into Stage 2. Mona Mitterwallner and Candice Lill benefitted from a crash…

RECORD ELITE FIELD TO TACKLE THE 2024 TANKWA TREK

The annual Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen is a UCI-graded stage race that offers UCI rankings points for top finishers, exceptional media coverage and generous prize money. Little wonder then that it’s attracted its biggest Elite field yet, with some star international and local racers. There have been whispers that South Africa’s…

AVIS Partners with Dryland Event Management

AVIS Car Rental is arguably the most recognisable name in vehicle rental market, with its red and white logo easily identifiable at airports both in South Africa and around the world. From the world’s first airport car rental location in 1946 – at Willow Run Airport, Detroit, USA – to over 5,000 locations in 165…

Prepare for a Big Year on the Bike in 2024 by Entering the Tankwa Trek Now

The Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, is South Africa’s premier four-day UCI mountain bike stage race. In its ten-edition history it has attracted riders of the calibre of Pauline Ferrand-Prévot, Nino Schurter, Henrique Avancini, Gam Gaze, Simon Andreassen and Anne Terpstra, as well as the top South Africans, like Alan Hatherly, Matt…

LIQUI MOLY Partners with Dryland to Add Value for Mountain and Gravel Bikers

Liqui Moly South Africa, the German motor oil and additives manufacturer, has partnered with Dryland Event Management in support of all their events to supply cleaning and chain lubricating products to the mountain- and gravel- bikes, as well as trail running event participants. “Dryland, with Henco [Rademeyer] and his team, have set standards that so…

2023 #TankwaTrek SuperSport Broadcast Schedule

The 10th Edition of the Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen exemplified why it is known as #ARideLikeNoOther. As professional riders vied for victory, hundreds of amateur participants pushed themselves and their partners to achieve uncharted limits to successfully finish the grueling race. Save the date for the broadcast premier of the official…

Ghost Factory Racing and Toyota Specialized Wrap-Up Tankwa Trek Titles Tenth Edition

The fourth and final stage of the 2023 Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, saw Ghost Factory Racing Cappuccino and Toyota Specialized wrap-up the elite titles. Neither team managed to cross the line first, in their category, but were within touching distance of the stage winners. Sunday, 12 February’s, winners were the Ghost…

Brave Attack Pays Off for Imbuko {type}DEV on Tankwa Trek’s Queen Stage

Imbuko {type}DEV’s Marco Joubert and Pieter du Toit went on a long-range attack on the Queen Stage of the 2023 Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen. Saturday’s Stage 3 was the longest of the race, but that did not stop the eventual stage winners from attempting a brave assault. The women’s stage winners,…

Toyota Specialized Leapfrog into the Tankwa Trek Lead on Stage 2

Toyota Specialized’s Matt Beers and Tristan Nortje won Stage 2 of the 2023 Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, on Friday, 10 February. The pair leapfrogged from fifth to first on the general classification in the process. While Ghost Factory Racing’s Cappuccino team won their second successive stage. This put Anne Terpstra and…

PYGA Euro Steel and Ghost Factory Racing Draw First Blood at 2023 Tankwa Trek

The 2023 Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, got underway in the Koue Bokkeveld, region of the Western Cape, on the afternoon Thursday, 9 February. A fast-paced 30 kilometre route set the scene for the four days of racing to come and saw PYGA Euro Steel take the stage in a sprint. Ghost…

Momentum Medical Scheme and Biogen Extend Partnership with Dryland Event Management to 2026

Dryland Event Management are proud to announce that Momentum Medical Scheme have retained the title sponsorship rights for the Attakwas Extreme, Tankwa Trek and Cape Pioneer Trek mountain bike races for at least three more years. The updated partnership agreement runs through 2026 and provides the support to continue to grow these events as local…

Attakwas Extreme Rematch Shaping Up for Tankwa Trek

The 2023 Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, is set to take place from the 9th to the 12th of February, in the Koue Bokkeveld region of the Western Cape. Celebrating its tenth edition the race will not only feature a more challenging route but will also boast an exceptionally competitive elite men’s…

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