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Award for MTB rider who rescued paddler

While the race winners basked in the limelight on Sunday afternoon mountain biker Anthony Halliday emerged as the real hero of the weekend after stepping in to rescue a paddler in trouble on the uMzimkhulu River. Halliday was riding in the Euro Steel Drak Descent in partnership with FNB with his partner Geoff Nightingale, enjoying the … ...

Foster out-sprints Buys for Drak Descent crown

Young Michael Foster showed his rising talent when he out-sprinted the experienced Philip Buys to claim stage two, and with it overall honours, at the 2022 Euro Steel Drak Descent, in partnership with FNB, on Sunday. The pair finished Saturday’s first stage neck-and-neck and Sunday again the race came right down to the finish line … ...

Buys holds slender advantage after Drak Descent stage one

Despite being slightly under the weather, PYGA Euro Steel’s Philip Buys claimed stage one honours at the Euro Steel Drak Descent, in partnership with FNB, on Saturday. With heavy rain on Friday afternoon the organisers were forced to do running repairs early on Saturday morning but the trails were ready for the riders and for … ...

Euro Steel out to support the local community

The 2022 Euro Steel Run the Rivers and Euro Steel Drak Descent, both in partnership with FNB, will continue the title sponsor’s commitment to supporting the local community and businesses of the Southern Drakensberg town of Underberg. The pair of events from 29-30 January will attract hundreds of people from all over KwaZulu-Natal and South … ...

Mackinnon MTB family up for Drak Descent test

It didn’t take young Jodi Mackinnon long to decide that she would take on the full Euro Steel Drak Descent, presented by FNB, and her father Andrew was made to enter the 14 year-old as soon as she was able to. Jodi, who turns 15 in February 2022, is now able to enter the full … ...

PYGA Euro Steel confirm team for Drak Descent

Off the back of an successful 2021, the PYGA Euro Steel team will have some of their biggest names on the start line for the 2022 Euro Steel Drak Descent in partnership with FNB from 29-30 January. The team was represented well throughout the year and ended with a solid sixth place in the Absa … ...

White and Swanepoel to tackle Drak Descent

Ballito-based mountain biking star Tyronne White will introduce a young Justin Swanepoel to stage racing when they team up for the upcoming Euro Steel Drak Descent presented by FNB from 29-30 January. The DriveTrain duo will be amongst what’s expected to be a strong field of teams for the 2022 edition of the race following … ...

Hill out to start 2022 with a Drak Descent bang

Underberg – Multiple winner of the Euro Steel Drak Descent in partnership with FNB Andrew Hill will be on the start line in 2022 following a year in which his priorities may have shifted but he’s sure to be mixing it up with the elite field from 29-30 January. With various Covid-19 lockdowns, event cancellations … ...

Drak Descent gets trail shake-up

Despite a cancellation of the event at the beginning of 2021, organisers of the 2022 Euro Steel Drak Descent in partnership with FNB have decided to make adjustments to the route that wasn’t used this year for the events to be held on the last weekend of January. The Euro Steel Drak Descent in partnership … ...

Organisers excited to welcome back riders for Drak Descent 2022

Organisers of the 2022 Euro Steel Drak Descent mountain bike race in the Southern Drakensberg have officially opened entries to the public and are expecting a surge of interest following 2021’s cancellation due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The race, which forms part of the Drak Adventure Weekend on 29 and 30 January will once again … ...

Underberg paramedics get major boost from sport sponsors

In the wake of the cancellation of the sporting events that make up the FNB Drak Adventure Week in Underberg, the sponsors have stepped in to help out community organisations that normally derive income from helping out at the three races, starting with the hard-working Underberg Emergency Medical Services. The tireless paramedics, who service the … ...

PYGA-Euro Steel team confirmed for Drak Descent

Africa’s MTB Team, Team PYGA-Euro Steel will have their full contingent out in force when they take to the Southern Drakensberg for the upcoming Euro Steel Drak Descent in partnership with FNB from 30-31 January. The team recently completed the delayed KAP sani2c that saw the PYGA-Euro Steel 1 team of Philip Buys and Matthys … ...

Hill eyes a fifth Drak Descent title

Having won four of the last five editions of the Euro Steel Drak Descent in partnership with FNB, MTB ace Andrew Hill has confirmed his entry for the 2021 race on 30 and 31 January, pencilling it in as the ideal kick-start to his competitive year. The 38 year-old TIB Insurance racer has made a … ...

Shange’s epic ride to end with another Drak Descent

As hundreds of MTB fanatics converge on Underberg on the weekend of 30 and 31 January 2021 for the Euro Steel Drak Descent in partnership with FNB, few will notice the figure of Thubalethu Shange as he rides into the Southern Drakensberg town the day before race. Hardly anyone will know that he has ridden … ...
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