Strydom Shines at 2018 FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic

Strydom Shines at 2018 FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic

Seen here:  Danielle Strydom in action at the 16th annual FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic.

Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

North West Province – Danielle Strydom claimed the coveted title of FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic Champion at the ATKV Buffelspoort on Saturday, 2 June 2018 crossing the finish line in an impressive time of 03 hours 44 minutes 42 seconds respectively.

“This is the first year that I am riding under-23 and am old enough to take part in the full FNB Magalies Monster (70km),” says Strydom.  “I think I might have left my legs up on the Monster.  My plan was just to see how it goes and then take it from there.   I really enjoyed the race.  Crossing finish line first is an amazing experience.  It definitely makes up for all the climbs.”

Sanet Coetzee crossed the finish line in 2nd place.  “We take part every year and really enjoy the FNB Magalies Monster.  It’s the best MTB race on the calendar.  My plan was to have fun and see where I finish.  Crossing the finish line in 2nd place is a bonus.”

Nicolette Griffioen rounded off the women’s podium.

Jone van Eeden claimed gold in the women’s +-35km FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic in a time of 01:58:20.  Sunique van der Walt came in 2nd, while Rozalia Kubyana finished 3rd.

Christina (Christelle) le Roux secured the top spot on the podium in the women’s +-15km FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic in a time of 00:44:24.  Nicole Botha came in 2nd, while Karla Mari Venter finished 3rd.

“Well done to all participants and cycling enthusiasts who came out in numbers and put in sterling performances to continue making this event an outstanding success. This flagship event continues to gain prominence on the South African MTB calendar by not only providing an adrenaline-packed adventure to professional athletes, but also a fun memorable experience for clients, family and friends, along diverse routes with breath-taking scenery. Congratulations to the winners for a well-deserved victory. We look forward to seeing all of you again next year,” says Eric Enslin, FNB Private Wealth CEO.

NEXT UPFNB Platinum Trail Run

Trail runners are invited to share in the fun by taking on the FNB Platinum Trail Run the day after the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic.

Date:
Sunday, 03 June 2018

Venue (start & finish):
ATKV Buffelspoort

Distances, cost & start time:
+-24km /R330 / 07:30

+-12km /R220 /07:45

+-8km / R140 /08:00

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For more information on the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic or FNB Platinum Trail Run contact Stillwater Sports on 082 991 0045 or email entries@stillwatersports.com

About the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and the FNB Platinum Trail Run:

FNB Business and FNB Private Wealth are proud to once again be the title sponsor of the annual FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and the FNB Platinum Trail Run.

This sponsorship forms part of FNB’s ongoing strategy to support local and community events that focus on a healthy lifestyle and family involvement. This sponsorship affirms our dedication to providing a quality experience that exceeds expectation, for all participants and spectators along with their families, in order to continue building enduring, rewarding relationships. The FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and the FNB Platinum Trail Run are two events that are designed to provide an enjoyable outdoors family experience. The platform allows us the opportunity to engage with our clients and the broader community with the aim of creating lasting connections.

ENDS

Issued by:                       NEWSPORT MEDIA

On behalf of:                  STILLWATER SPORTS 

Jacky McClean NEWSPORT MEDIA: PR and Communications Tel: +27 21 886 9204 Mobile: +27 83 291 9283 jacky@newsportmedia.tv Twitter: @newsportmediatv Facebook: Newsport Media

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