Maintaining their advantage through the Queen Stage of the KAP sani2c, Team NAD 1's Matt Beers and Nico Bell used their experience and confidence to claim their second consecutive stage win on the second stage on Friday. Nick Tatham caught up with the pair following their stage win which consolidated their four minute lead.
Jolivet – The Queen Stage of the 2018 KAP sani2c was expected to separate the victors from the challengers and both the men’s and women’s overnight leaders, Team NAD 1’s Matt Beers and Nico Bell as well as dormakaba’s Samantha Sanders and Amy McDougall, maintained their advantage over the 96km stage on Friday.
Mackenzie Club – The nervous energy of Glencairn Farm was replaced by the dusty elation of a KAP sani2c stage one win for the Team NAD 1 team of Nico Bell and Matthew Beers on Thursday at Mackenzie Club, with the dormakaba pair of Samantha Sanders and Amy McDougall taking the ladies line honours.
Having combined with Matthys Beukes to win the African jersey at the 2018 Cape Epic, young Julian Jessop teams with his PYGA/Euro Steel teammate Beukes again for the 2018 KAP sani2c as they take the favourites tag with them into the three day showdown.
Glencairn - With two events out on the track in the Trail and the Adventure, the 2018 KAP sani2c Race will set off from Glencairn on Thursday as the nation's best mountain bikers tussle for the coveted prize over the 260km between the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg and the South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal.