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Minnaar makes South Africa proud

Mountain bike rider Greg Minnaar has made history in Switzerland. The Pietermaritzburg rider won a record 18th Downhill World Cup crown in Lenzerheide on the weekend. About his feat, he said: "I'm stoked to win my 18th World Cup, just a bit overwhelmed, really."

Minnaar makes South Africa proud

Mountain bike rider Greg Minnaar has made history in Switzerland. The Pietermaritzburg rider won a record 18th Downhill World Cup crown in Lenzerheide on the weekend. About his feat, he said: "I'm stoked to win my 18th World Cup, just a bit overwhelmed, really."

Minnaar is one of world’s best

Greg Minnaar is one of the best MTB riders in the world. Following his 17th World Cup win this weekend in Scotland, the Pietermaritzburg rider now stands shoulder-to-shoulder with his boyhood heroes. The third round of the World Cup takes place in Leogang, Austria on Saturday and Sunday.

Minnaar is one of world’s best

Greg Minnaar is one of the best MTB riders in the world. Following his 17th World Cup win this weekend in Scotland, the Pietermaritzburg rider now stands shoulder-to-shoulder with his boyhood heroes. The third round of the World Cup takes place in Leogang, Austria on Saturday and Sunday.

20 years, 20 South African sporting highlights

From that famous, nation-uniting triumph in the 1995 Rugby World Cup through to Ernst van Dyk's historic 10th victory in the 2014 Boston Marathon, the last two decades have seen numerous sporting successes for the democratic South Africa. Brad Morgan picks out 20 of the highlights.

Thrills aplenty at MTB World Cup South Africa

It was action all the way at the opening round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Pietermaritzburg on the weekend. In the downhill, triple world champion Greg Minnaar had to settle for third place as the USA's Aaron Gwin put in a flawless run to claim the victory.

Thrills aplenty at MTB World Cup South Africa

It was action all the way at the opening round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Pietermaritzburg on the weekend. In the downhill, triple world champion Greg Minnaar had to settle for third place as the USA's Aaron Gwin put in a flawless run to claim the victory.

All set for MTB World Cup South Africa leg

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa will be the centre of the mountain biking world from Friday through Sunday as the sport's leading cross-country and downhill competitors do battle in the opening round of the 2014 UCI MTB World Cup.

World champ to return for MTB World Cup opener

After undergoing knee surgery towards the end of last year, three-time MTB downhill world champion Greg Minnaar is set to return to the UCI World Cup circuit in his home town of Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

Greg Minnaar: SA’s downhill mountain biking legend

Hometown hero Greg Minnaar is only the third person in history to win a world championship on home soil. Photo: Darren Goddard / Gameplan Media   By...