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Evans set for sani2c comeback

Four-time Subaru sani2c winner Kevin Evans announced last night that he will be making his competitive comeback at the three-day KwaZulu-Natal event that starts on May 19.

Team 360 Life’s Evans (32) and team-mate David George (35) were considered the best hope for an all-South African win at this month’s Absa Cape Epic – until Evans fell and broke his collarbone during the first stage.

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Dr Victor your number one at Splash

Legendary South African band Dr Victor and the Rasta Rebels will bring down the curtain on this year’s Nelson Mandela Bay Splash Festival at Hobie Beach in Port Elizabeth over the Easter weekend.

The “I love to truck” and “My number one” hit-makers will end the action-packed festival on a high note, following the closing ceremony on Monday, April 25, at 2pm.

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SA road champ aims to win joBerg2c

Team DCM’s reigning South African road champion Darren Lill has entered the nine-day Fairbairn Capital/Old Mutual joBerg2c mountain bike race – which starts on April 29 – with the intention of winning it.

In what promises to be a formidable partnership, Lill will be riding alongside former national cross-country champion Brandon Stewart (29). The team's entry is sponsored by FedGroup.

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Splash Festival comes of age

From its first tottering steps as part of a small local festival, the Nelson Mandela Bay Splash Festival has matured into a multi-faceted showcase of local, national and international entertainment acts and sporting events.

The 21st edition will take place at Hobie Beach in Port Elizabeth this Easter weekend and visitors can look forward to an action-packed programme, which includes food and craft stalls.

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Du Toit peaking for title defence

Defending champion Yolandi du Toit has proved she’s peaking at the perfect moment to mount a strong defence of her title at the Fairbairn Capital/Old Mutual joBerg2c mountain bike race.

Du Toit’s win in this past weekend’s Mr Price Karkloof Classic should give her a timely confidence boost ahead of the nine-day stage race on April 29.

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Dakar champ eyes two-wheel test

Former Dakar Rally champion and this year’s runner-up Giniel de Villiers has signed up for yet another multi-stage endurance test – this time on a mountain bike.
   
De Villiers, 39, will team up with former international triathlete Bobby Behan to ride the world’s largest fully serviced stage race, the Subaru sani 2c, from May 19 to 21.

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Top swimmers eye rematch in Bay

Former South African three-kilometre open-water swimming champion Abdul Malick Railoun is confident of turning the tables on Slovenian champion Rok Kerin when they meet for a rematch at the Nelson Mandela Bay Bell Buoy Challenge in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, April 23.

Kerin edged out the 18-year-old by the narrowest of margins when they last went head-to-head – in the 3km Speedo Challenge at the aQuelle Midmar Mile – in February.

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A splash of lifestyle at festival

With not one but two marquees in the lifestyle village and over 200 open-air food and craft stalls, shoppers at this year’s Nelson Mandela Bay Splash Festival will be spoilt for choice.

Hundreds of thousands of visitors are again expected to sample the delights of the festival that takes place at Hobie Beach in Port Elizabeth from April 22 to 25.

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Umkomaas back in bike race

The breathtaking descent into the Umkomaas River Valley is set to make a welcome return to the three-day Subaru sani2c mountain bike race that takes place from May 19 to 21.

March’s prevailing wet conditions – when the world’s largest full-service stage race traditionally took place – prevented this treacherous second-stage stretch from being included for the past two years.

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Boots give kids sporting chance

By making every one of the 900 kilometres in the Fairbairn Capital/Old Mutual joBerg2c count, a pair of intrepid mountain bikers will be giving underprivileged children a sporting chance.

The Riding for Boots initiative – the brainchild of Andrew Klinkert and Brent Henegan from the Randburg-area in Johannesburg – aims to collect a pair of new or used soccer, hockey or rugby boots for every kilometre of the nine-day race, which starts in Heidelberg on April 29.

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