DATE OF BIRTH
1991/07/30

DISCIPLINE
MTB & Road

LOCATION
South Africa 

FAVOURITE TRAIL LOCATION
Paarl Adventure Trails

ABOUT HB KRUGER

I started riding when I was 14 years old. Grew up in Pretoria and went to school at Akasia High School. I raced in France for a couple of years on an amateur team on the road in 2013 and 2014. 

My favourite track event is the Paarl Boxing day in Paarl. I switched my focus to mountain biking in 2016 and have completed three ABSA CAPE Epic’s. In 2018 we finished second in the ABSA African Jersey and 13th overall.

My goal is to finish close to the podium on the ABSA Cape Epic one day. I enjoy the outdoors and going hiking with friends. There is Few things that compare to a beautiful sunset or sunrise.

DATE OF BIRTH
1991/03/10

DISCIPLINE
MTB

LOCATION
South Africa, Pretoria 

 

ABOUT SHAUN-NICK BESTER

I was born in Pretoria and grew up in Akasia which is on the northern side of the Magalies mountain range just outside of Pretoria. I am currently living in Montana Park, Pretoria (close to my favourite local trail park). I used to race professionally in Europe on the road bike until the end of 2017 but in the past few years I moved my focus to the mountain bike. I really started to enjoy the racing and training on the mountain bike more than just slogging in the kilometres on the road bike. I still enjoy racing on the road and group rides over weekends but my love for mountain biking has grown year after year.

My all time favourite trails are in and around Davos and Lenzerheide in Switzerland. There are way to many nice trails in the area to which makes it difficult to choose just one. My favourite local trail is definitely at Buffelsdrift trail park just North of Pretoria and it is called the SuperTube.

My goals for 2021 are to be on the podium at the South African XCM championships in May and to be very competitive at the Cape Epic in October.