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Tankwa Tough: 10th Edition Expected to be the Hardest Yet

The tenth edition of the Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, is set to take place in February 2023. The four-day UCI S1 grade stage race takes in some of South Africa’s best riding, as it winds through the Koue Bokkeveld region of the Western Cape. Famed for technical singletrack, the massive Merino…

#TankwaTrek 2022 Broadcast Schedule

The 9th Edition of the Momentum Medical Scheme #TankwaTrek presented by Biogen was described as the best one yet since its inception in 2013. If you were there, you will know… This was a race like no other! Save this date for the premier of the official SuperSport show on what went down at the…

Cornércard and Faces Rola Wrap Up Tankwa Trek Titles

The overnight leaders, Cornércard and Faces Rola, wrapped up their Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, titles with stage wins on the final day. Nino Schurter and Filippo Colombo underlined their dominance in the Koue Bokkeveld with a comfortable victory. While Sunday, 6 February, saw Mariske Strauss and Candice Lill complete their clean…

South Africans Succeed on the Queen Stage of the Tankwa Trek

The Queen Stage of the 2022 Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, was won by the all-South African teams of Faces Rola and Toyota Specialized on Saturday, 5 February. Matt Beers and Tristan Nortje recovered from a difficult second stage to outsprint the overall race leaders, Team Cornercard, on Stage 3. While in…

Double Delight for Cornercard and Faces Rola at the Tankwa Trek

Stage 2 of the 2022 Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, saw repeat victories for the men and women in the First Ascent leaders’ jerseys. Nino Schurter and Filippo Colombo, of Team Cornercard, raced patiently before making the stage winning move in the final 25-kilometres. While Faces Rola’s Mariske Strauss and Candice Lill…

Schurter’s Singletrack Prowess Dictates Opening Salvoes at the Tankwa Trek

The 2022 Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, got underway at Kaleo Manor in the Koue Bokkeveld on Thursday, 3 February. A short, 29-kilometre opening stage, demanded full gas racing as the teams sprinted for each singletrack. Nine-time UCI XCO World Champion, Nino Schurter utilised all of his racing nous and formidable power…

Nino Schurter Headlines Superb Tankwa Trek Elite Line-Up

The Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, is undoubtedly among the world’s premier stage races. Boasting four challenging days of racing, through the Koue Bokkeveld region of the Western Cape, it features a late afternoon Prologue and three marathon stages. For 2022 the route has been dramatically refreshed. It is fitting then that…

Tankwa Trek Announces Exciting Route Refresh

Since the inaugural edition in 2013 the Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, has forged a reputation for its superb route. Filled with singletracks, challenging climbs and thrilling descents the four-day, UCI, stage race is a mountain bikers’ mountain bike race. An event which demands skill and fitness in equal measures. In 2022…

Tankwa Trek 2021 Cancelled

The organisers of one of the world’s most prestigious international mountain bike stages races, the Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, have cancelled the 2021 edition. The four-day UCI-graded event, which attracts many of the world’s elite racers, was scheduled to take place in the Koue Bokkeveld region, near Cape Town, South Africa…

THIS IS WHY SPORTS EVENTS WILL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN

How do you make the best mountain bike and trail running events in the world even better? You acknowledge that they’re world class and shift your focus to giving your entrants something back in exchange for their loyalty. A South African events company is challenging the status quo with an innovative loyalty rewards program that’s…

2020 Tankwa Trek SuperSport Schedule

Relive the rugged memories from the Koue Bokkeveld! Highlights from the 2020 Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen will air on 7 April 2020 on SuperSport 8.

Looking Forward to 2021 with the Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen

Entries to the 2021 Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen open on Tuesday 31 March, at 12:00. The first UCI stage race of the year will maintain its February date, taking place from the 4th to the 7th, next year. Dryland Event Management, the race’s organisers, are eager to provide some positive news…

Bulls Heroes and Faces CST Storm to Tankwa Trek Titles

The Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen saved the best for last. Both in terms of the trails and the result for the champions, the Bulls Heroes and Faces CST. The men’s yellow jersey wearers further secured their grip on the First Ascent leaders’ jerseys by racing to third on the day; behind…

Cannondale and Dormakaba Come Good on the Tankwa Trek Queen Stage

Stage 3 of the 2020 Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek, presented by Biogen, saw the race’s sixth new pairs of stage winners crowned. The Queen Stage, which took in the iconic Merino Monster climb on Saturday, could prove decisive in the final general classification reckoning. Cannondale Factory Racing and dormakaba blue raced to the King…

Tankwa Trek Leads Change Hands on Dramatic Second Stage

Stage 2 of the Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen saw the UCI men’s and women’s lead change hands. CST PostNL Bafang and Faces CST started the day in the yellow and pink First Ascent leaders’ jerseys on Friday morning. Four hours later the Bulls Heroes and Fairtree were in possession of the…

Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen Stage 1

The CST PostNL Bafang team, of Sebastian Fini and David Nordemann, and the Faces CST squad of Mariske Strauss and Candice Lill stormed to victory on the opening stage of the Momentum Medical Scheme Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen. The 24-kilometre-long Stage 1 took place on Thursday, 6 February 2020, and started at 15:00 in…

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