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SA Olympians to square off

2012-09-15 10:38
Burry Stander (Gallo)

Johannesburg - All three of South Africa's Olympic mountain bike riders will turn out in the Sunday Tribune Jeep Hill 2 Hill race between Pietermaritzburg and Durban this weekend.

Elite entrants in Sunday's 100 kilometre men's event include Burry Stander, who finished fifth at the London Games in August, fellow Olympian Phillip Buys, and recently crowned national champion Max Knox, who won this race in 2010.

Stander, who has won the Hill to Hill event in all four of his starts, said this week he hoped to enjoy the ride, rather than racing for victory.

He, however, was still expected to line up as favourite and his competitors remained cautious.

"The day Burry does not race to win is the day I eat my bike," said 2009 champion Brandon Stewart.

Stander's wife, SA champion Cherise Stander, better known as a road rider, and Stewart's spouse, Bridgette Stewart, were set to square off in the women's race, along with Yolandi du Toit and Olympian Candice Neethling.

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