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DCS GENERIC TRAINING PLANS FOR 2019 ABSA CAPE EPIC

  You may have noticed that we’re not listed on ABSA Cape Epic’s website, with our popular generic training plans.  The reason for this is that the new owners have enlisted the help of one of their new partners. We have been able to track the number of unique users of our programs over the […]

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SPOOK AND ERICA MANAGE SA MTB TEAM TO 2018 UCI MTB WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, LENZEHEIDE, SWITZERLAND

DCS coaches Spook and Erica submitted tenders for team management and team mechanic for SA MTB Team to UCI World MTB Championships in beautiful Lenzerheide, Switzerland – the land of chocolate and cheese! Team SA was made up of 10 cross country riders and 5 downhill riders.  6 of this group travelled and stayed in […]

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DCS TRAVELS TO WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA FOR SKILLS TRAINING AND BMX START-UP COACHING PROGRAM

We were invited back to Namibia again and this time, we planned it during the June/July holidays, so that we could take a long road trip up to Windhoek.  Our first stop was with Rock and Rut MTB Club.  Big thanks to Michael Lowe.  Michael, so passionate about doing he can for the club! Our […]

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SA SCHOOLS CYCLING – COACHING OF COACHES COURSE

In May, Erica presented a “coaching of coaches” course, on behalf of SA Schools Cycling.  The maximum of 12 candidates signed up, packed their bikes, helmets, computers and notepads and were hosted at Paul Roos Gymnasium – thanks to Ben Puddu!   The course ran over 2 full days (Sat and Sun).  We ran through […]

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ERICA SELECTED AS TEAM MANAGER FOR 2018 COMMONWEALTH GAMES MTB TEAM, GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA

In a year-long tender process, Erica was selected as MTB Team Manager to assist Alan Hatherly, Mariske Strauss and Cherie Redecker, in their bid to podium at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.  An honour, indeed.  It was also quite special being part of the sport of cycling, once again, at this level! […]

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STELLENBOSCH WORLD CUP MARCH 2018

I had the privilege in working with Bart Brentjen’s MTB Team during the 2018 UCI XCO World Cup in Stellenbosch in March 2018. From doing airport runs, to shopping, cooking, massaging, race day prep, feed zone duties, pre and post race care for Bart’s riders.  This was yet, another amazing opportunity to get to see […]

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2018 ABSA CAPE EPIC – 100 % success rate for DCS athletes

DCS coaches (L-R):  Lance, Louise, Spook, Erica and Michard Something we’re very proud of is our 100 % success rate for this year’s ABSA Cape Epic.  A big, big thank you must go to our athletes, for being so diligent with their training, continuous open communication, training rides, but what does seem to stand out […]

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KZN MOUNTAIN BIKING SKILLS PROGRAM FEB 2018

KZN Mountain Biking invited us to to the amazing Cascades MTB Skills Park, created by Olympic course designer and builder, Nick Floros, to present a 2 day skills course for kids.  Wow, what an innovative and creative way to teach mountain bike still! On the morning of Sat, 24 Feb 2018, we worked with a […]

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2017 DCS BOOT CAMP PREPARING OUR RIDERS FOR 2018 ABSA CAPE EPIC

  Certainly a highlight for DCS is our annual DCS Boot Camp, where we get to go through the motions of our athletes preparing for 2018 ABSA Cape Epic – we get out there, with them, on the bike, in the mountains, on the trails . . . lots of organising – especially to ensure […]

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DUTCH MTB XCO CHAMPION, RUDI VAN HOUTS WILL BE COACHING DCS RIDERS PREPARING FOR FIRST ROUND OF 2018 UCI MTB XCO WORLD CUP EVENT BEING HELD IN STELLENSBOCH

Multiple Dutch MTB XCO Champion, 3 times Olympian, Top 5 European MTB and multiple stage winner and overall GC podium in multiple ABSA Cape Epics, Rudi van Houts is aligning with DCS and has offered to help us prepare, not only our riders, but any other interested riders, who are aiming to take part in the […]

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