Sebona ready for title defence at FNB Magalies Monster

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Philimon Sebona is hoping for a successful title defence at the 16th annual FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic at the ATKV Buffelspoort on Saturday, 02 June 2018.

Making his debut in 2017, Sebona conquered the 70km Monster in an impressive time of 03 hours 06 minutes 10 seconds.

According to Sebona, the race was very tough with extremely strong competition.  “In the end everything worked out in my favour.  Crossing the finish line in the top positon was a definite highlight.  Not only is the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic a great race, it also prepares you for future plans. It gives you the fantastic opportunity to test yourself.  This year my goal is to better my time.”

“I would certainly recommend this race to other mountain bikers,” continues Sebona.  “It is one of the best, well-organized one-day races.  It’s amongst the best races to test your strength and skill.  It challenges you, it’s exhilarating and it’s truly a monster.  The best advice that I can give to newcomers is to have a solid breakfast before the race to fuel the body.  Conserve your energy for the climbs and do not “overcook” from the start.  Take good care of your bike especially on the down hills where you will need to negotiate loose rocks.  It can be quite dangerous.  Most importantly, have loads of fun.”



Date: Saturday, 02 June 2018
Venue: ATKV Buffelspoort
Distances, cost & start time: +-70km / R400 / 08:00
  +-35km / R300 / 09:00
  +-15km / R175 / 09:30


Trail runners are invited to share in the fun by taking on the FNB Platinum Trail Run the day after the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic.


Date: Sunday, 03 June 2018
Venue (start & finish): ATKV Buffelspoort
Distances, cost & start time: +-24km /R330 / 07:30
  +-12km /R220 /07:45
  +-8km / R140 /08:00


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