Robyn de Groot (dormakaba) and Amy McDougall (Motorlease Perigon) have joined forces as team Motorlease Perigon to defend their 2020 title and will be the team to beat at this year’s women’s race.
“Robyn and I were able to partner at the last minute which I’m very happy about. We won the event last year and it will be an honour to return and defend the title. I absolutely love sani2c, the event has a special place in my heart,” says McDougall.
De Groot says: “I am super excited to race with Amy, we’ve raced many stage races together and we combine well and enjoy racing with one another. Looking forward to participating; we will give it our best shot to defend our title.”
The Galileo Infiniti SPOT team have paired Theresa Ralph with new team member Kim le Court. Ralph says: “Amy came third at Marathon Champs and is riding strong, and Robyn is riding extra extra strong at the moment. It’s going to be a really hard race to try and beat them, but anything can happen out there and we will try our best. Once again it is great to have competition of that level at sani2c. Everyone is on form as they were peaking for SA Champs.
“I’m looking forward to bonding with my new team, it’s my first stage race with Kim, so we will find out our strengths and weaknesses and temperaments on the bike. We will have teammate Sam Sanders riding solo so it will be good for the whole team to be representing.”
Danielle Strydom (previous winner of the Young Guns category at sani2c) has joined Insect Science Mountain Biking and will ride with guest team member Janice Venter.
The race starts on Friday morning in Himeville and ends after 266kms of riding, at Scottburgh Golf Club on Sunday morning. The race will be covered live on Instagram stories at _sani2c
The KAP sani2c is one of the oldest, and a much-loved 3 day mountain bike stage race, offering 266kms of spectacular trails between Himeville in the southern Drakensberg and Scottburgh on the South Coast in KwaZulu-Natal. Two versions of the 3 day event take place over 4 days. Dates for May 2021 facilitate shifted start days so that the Race finishes on a Sunday. The Adventure is from Thursday 13 to Saturday 15 May, and The Race is from Friday 14 to Sunday 16 May.
For more information visit: www.sani2c.co.za