Robyn de Groot: I jumped at the opportunity
We are very excited to announce that mountain bike superstars Robyn de Groot and Ariane Luthi will team up for the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek next weekend.
De Groot is a five-time national marathion champion, while Luthi has three Cape Epic titles under her belt. They will team up as Team Ascendis Health-Spur.
“I have never ridden in the Addo area before. New challenges and new adventures keep my motivation at a high.
I have always heard great reports of the race, so when Ariane and I spoke about potentially doing it together I jumped at the opportunity.
There is no doubt that we will race hard. But I am also very sure we will enjoy what the event has to offer.
The Great Zuurberg Trek offers a unique boutique stage-racing experience.”
“I am going to spend about two weeks in SA after I land on Tuesday. “It [the race] fits perfectly into those two weeks as well as into my training schedule.
After discussing the race with Robyn, I can confirm it is finally happening that we are teaming up. We tried a few times before, but it just never worked out. Somehow our schedules were just never aligned.
We have raced many times against each other before in some tight races. She was a person I always looked up to and had a lot of respect for, so I really look forward to spending a weekend riding with her.”