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Minnaar wins World Cup title

2012-09-03 13:04

Cape Town - South African downhill mountain biking star Greg Minnaar claimed the biggest prize in the sport for the second time when he won the UCI Mountain Bike and Trials World Championships in Leogang, Austria on Sunday.

According to the SouthAfrica.info website, Minnaar, 30, has more World Cup podium fnishers than any other rider in the history of the sport, but until Sunday he had won the World Championships only once previously, in Lugano, Switzerland in 2003. The victory means the Pietermaritzburg local will get to defend his title in his home city in 2013.

The Leogang course certainly has some similarities to the Cascades downhill course in Pietermaritzburg, requiring a lot of hard pedalling in the middle section especially, and Minnaar had enjoyed success on both previously.

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Comments
  • Skwertno1 - 2012-09-03 13:44

    Well done Greg, Make SA Proud you did

  • TravieGrif - 2012-09-03 15:08

    What a machine. It is such a pity that so few South Africans are aware of what an asset this lad has been to SA over the last ten years

  • alfred.killian - 2012-09-03 22:15

    Yebo goggo

  • kritzinger - 2012-09-05 08:08

    I find it shocking, the lack of recognition that Greg gets in this country. Well done GM.

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