We’re thrilled and grateful to announce that Team Hansgrohe will be using Motorex products for the rest of our training leading up to the Absa Cape Epic, as well as during the race itself.
Motorex’s line of products are very close to our heart at Hansgrohe, sharing our environmental ethos. Hansgrohe products are all engineered to be as climate- and environmentally-friendly as possible; from our energy and raw materials efficient manufacturing processes to the ultra-low flow rates our products deliver.
Similarly, Motorex’s biodegradable oils and bike cleaners are the perfect products to use on our bikes. And they’re of excellent quality providing superior lubrication and unbeatable cleaning.
Gentle and considerate of the environment without compromising on the experience you get as a consumer. We think that’s brilliant.
Due to illness Di had to pull out of the event but New Zealander Amanda Brooks stepped in to put me through my paces in this year’s GR300. A 24-hour and endurance specialist, I knew this was going to be a workout! Continue reading
Every year, the Contego Wines2Whales race delivers better and better rider experiences and this year was no exception. While Rob fought it out in the middle of the pack, coaching his wife through the singletrack, Di found the Cape Pioneer Trek was still very much set in her legs. Continue reading
The 2012 Merrell Eden Duo started at 06h00 with me just a little nervous. Normally a Le Mans-type start, this year it was a wet start. My first problem was that I hadn’t been on a canoe in over a year. So it was tricky beginnings on the water, Continue reading
After biting the handlebars and chasing the leader’s jersey for 4 days, Di took top spot in Stage 5 and regained first in the Solo Ladies in GC. But the final stage proved that mountain bike racing is one cold, harsh bastard. Continue reading
The day started fresh and chilly. Due to heavy rains the route was shortened by about 15 km due to the wet and sketchy conditions and the start delayed by an hour. At last we started and as I had some time to make up I made an aggressive start. We raced through the mud and straight up to Duiwleskop. Which meant that heart rates spiked and the field split apart. But that’s not all the mountain had in store for us. Continue reading
Today was only 64 km. “Only.” Often in mountain biking that’s the most misleading word you could possibly hear. And after yesterday’s storm, the past few days’ brutal climbs and last night’s cold, I knew that “only” probably meant today would just be tougher. Continue reading
As a rider for Team Hansgrohe’s campaign to the 2013 Absa Cape Epic, Di Carolin is showing exactly what it takes to knuckle down, bite the handlebars and push through to the end. A trait we all wish we had more of when mountain biking some of the world’s great stage races. Today, that attitude took her back to the top of the Ladies category. Continue reading
Stage 2 of the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek was the one most feared. Its relatively short distance of 85 km was crammed with 2750m of climbing, most of it at the end over The Swartberg Pass. Continue reading