Suunto Ambassador Conrad Stoltz just racked up another great win in the XTERRA race series, this time in South Africa.
The XTERRA Grabouw is described on the race site like this:
Grabouw, situated in the Western Cape atop the Sir Lowry’s Pass, is a mountain paradise for the outdoor enthusiast. It offers the opportunity to mountain bike in widely varying conditions, from gravel fire roads to rough jeep track and technically challenging single track, pine plantation to Cape Fynbos.
For the Trail Runners, the challenge does not stop.The trail run leg will take the Xterra athlete up slopes and along certain trails that are not accessible to the mountain biker, thus offering spectacular views not normally seen by the casual visitor to Grabouw.
This is how the Caveman recorded his thoughts about the race on his blog:
"Stunning bike course. Other than the all rocks and single track, I really like the Fynbos here. (Indigenous Western Cape vegetation) Checked it out on the pre rides as, there are more rocks and sand here than on the back of the moon."
"I had a 2 minute lead on Dan Hugo going into the final single track, but he chafed the sidewall on his rear tire and lost air and time the last few minutes. Too many rocks and ugly high speed sections to safely ride light weight Sworks tyres. A lesson learned before methinks."
You can read Conrad's full post and see some great photos on his blog, or see other photos at the race photo gallery.
Congratulations, Conrad! Another great victory - Four out of four in the series!