XTERRA Season kicks off at Buffelspoort Dam

The 2017 XTERRA Racing Season will kick off on a high note at the magnificent Buffelspoort Dam (North West Province) the weekend of 20 – 22 January 2017.

Nicolette Griffioen XTERRA Buffelspoort.jpg Nicolette Griffioen in action on the mountain bike leg of the 2016 Fedhealth XTERRA Buffelspoort. Photo Credit: Tobias Ginsberg

 

“We are excited to once again kick off the XTERRA Racing Season at Buffelspoort Dam,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of Stillwater Sports. “Our course designers have been hard at work over the Festive Season ensuring that only the best routes form part of the XTERRA experience. Entrants can look forward to an exciting challenge that incorporates magnificent routes and spectacular scenery.”

 

According to Hendrico Burger, Fedhealth XTERRA Race Director, the 2017 routes feature some exciting upgrades. “The first half of the XTERRA mountain bike (MTB) course will be more challenging and will include a +- 3km steep technical climb with a +- 230m ascent. The second half of the MTB course will be faster and less technical. Route highlights will include spectacular views from different vantage points on top of the plateau. The trail run route will feature a long, steep climb to the top of the plateau, with a new decent towards the Buffelspoort Dam.”

 

“The XTERRA Lite MTB course will be tackled in reverse, giving XTERRA regulars a new challenge,” continues Burger. “The XTERRA Lite trail run course has undergone some exciting changes. Entrants can look forward to a fun challenge.
The XTERRA Lite is well suited to newcomers to the sport.”






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