TransCape MTB Stage Race 2015 – Day 6

Good things are worth waiting for, and Greyton is a case in point. With the additional evening presentations (and all the wine flowing at the Gala Banquet) I sort of missed out on uploading the images for the route section between Greyton and Villiersdorp.

Good thing, as it allowed me to vicariously re-live what to me was certainly the most beautiful section of the whole of the TransCape route this year. After all, Greyton rates as hallowed home ground for the Solo WInner of #TransCapeMTB2015, Corne Barnard, and there are huge sections of single-track here that he lovingly scaped over the years.

Anyway, back to Day 6, a day where the Versluys Train of Lingier Niek and Björn Rondelez decided to put the hammer down, big time. Despite intimate knowledge of the trails, Corne Barnard could not avert another Belgian Blitzkrieg as the Boys in Blue went ballistic over a route section a smidgeon short of 80km.

It was also the first day I heard just about 99% of the riders say that the route was too short … A few actually threatened to go back and ride the entire stretch again not likely, but I get their point).

Everything that is truly mountain biking featured here in the Cape Winelands, from swooping single-track and death-defying downhills, to waist-deep river crossings, endless vistas, gruelling climbs and blitzing speed segments. I got to ride the first singel-track loop from Greyton and into Genadendal, and I am smitten.

Thank you, Greyton, I will be back :-)

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