23 January 2014: The inaugural Ultimate Sports Nutrition (USN) MTB Cup race of the season took place this past Saturday, 18 January 2014. There was an air of anticipation as one of the country’s most popular mountain bike series kicked off. From all accounts, the event was highly enjoyable for all participants and has certainly set the tone and expectation for this year’s USN MTB Series. Cyclists of all ages, both regular, and those new to the race, turned up at The Big Red Barn in Midrand, Gauteng, ready to prove that they had what it took to race amongst the best of the best.
With last year’s final race ending on a high note, there was much excitement filling the early morning Jozi air. Previous men’s champion Arno Du Toit once again took centre stage as he raced against many new hopefuls on the spectacular routes the venue has to offer.