Riders completed the first stage of the Winelands MTB Encounter, having made their way through the scenic surrounds of Stellenbosch today.
Photos: Ewald Sadie
The dry and hot conditions made the route tricky for the mountain bikers.
The 57km stage offered a dry, hot, technical and challenging route.
Dorma Kaba topped the podium for the mixed category.
Riders faced some challenging climbing on the third and final day of the event.