De Groot slays the Sabie monster


It was round two of the Ashburton Investments National Mountainbike Series. The notorious route around the Lowveld town of Sabie has dashed many dreams, yet also dealt it's fare share of rewards.


2016 was to be the latter for Robyn de Groot as she added this race to her impressive list of recent wins.

Robyn held tight in the group containing other favourites such as Ariane Kleinhans (Team Spur) and Candice Neethling (Dorma) for the first part of the race. She made a push for the Queen of the Mountains and after taking it she had a gap and just kept going, consolidating her lead all the way to the line, to take an emphatic win. Coming home in 2nd was Kleinhans followed by Neethling in 3rd.