"When looking up the very definition of Trek on trusty Google, the definition is quite apt for the basis of this article: a long arduous journey, especially one made on foot. Being a Trek sponsored rider can be at times as a glorious privilege and at other time as a long and arduous journey.

 Trek Factory Racing athletes Emily Batty, Anton Cooper, Sergio Mantecón, and Evie Richards made their way down to the Western Cape for the Epic World Cup event held in Stellenbosch on 10 March 2018.

While thousands of spectators had access to view all the skill that it takes to compete at this level, a few of us had the opportunity to have a personal one-on-one experience with the team.

 

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 On Monday 12th March, Best Bikes had the pleasure of the team visiting our shop before heading out on a casual ride with fellow Trek stockists, the Tygerberg Mountain Bike Club and other VIP guests. There’s nothing like a bit of fresh air on the Tygerberg trails to put us all on the same plain.

After a casual ride, we had our questions answered as to how it is that these professional athletes manage to balance family life with training, travelling and competing at this level. The small forum of people had an intimate interview with the four team members on the lawns of Meerendal Wine Estate.

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All-in-all a pleasant wrap up to this intimate day with the Trek team that ended with canapes and wine under a beautiful, starry night sky.

I bet the team are sad to see the Cape go but were all glad to head back home to their loved ones before heading off the Common Wealth Games in April. Good luck ladies and gents!


Bloemendal ride with Trek Factory racing team

 

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