The sun has officially set on the 2016 edition of the Sani2c with exhausted yet exhilarated riders making their way back home to wait another 12 months for the next hosting of one of the most popular races on the South African mountain biking calendar.
With over 4,500 cyclists competing in this gruelling three day stage race from the foothills of the Southern Drakensberg to the breakers of Scottburgh Main Beach, the Sani2c is one of the biggest mountain bike races in the world.
Super Group commenced its partnership with the Sani2c in 2011 and has been the official logistics partner to the event for six successful years. “Super Group is proud to be associated with such a professional, well-run event as the Sani2c,” said John Mackay, Group Executive: Marketing & New Business at Super Group. “Our clients enjoy taking part in this race and the feedback we have received from everyone involved has been very positive.”
Super Group supplied eighteen 8 ton trucks to the Sani2c through its commercial vehicle leasing business, Super Rent. The majority of these 8 ton trucks were used to transport the 4,500 riders boxes to each overnight race village along the three day route. A key factor for the successful logistics planning was that the riders box had to arrive in time before the competitor finished that stage in order to access essential clothing and kit for the overnight stay. Super Group also supplied three refrigerated trucks and two Super Links along with a team of drivers and logistics crew to further support the Sani2c event logistics.
“However, it is not just the popularity of this race and the thrill of mountain biking down the Umkomaas valley that attracts Super Group to the Sani2c,” continued Mackay. “We are also extremely proud of the community upliftment and sustainability that accompanies the Sani2c with close to 3000 people employed during the event and R48 million contributed to community development last year.”
Congratulations to the top placed Super Group team of Mark Currie and Andrew Le Roux who finished the Adventure race in 25th place overall with a time of 12:55:34.
For more information on the Sani2c, please visit www.sani2c.co.za