Fat Tracks, South Africa’s oldest mountain bike club which was established in 1989, has donated a legendary race-winning bicycle ridden by multiple cycling champion, Malcolm Lange, to Continental Tyre South Africa.
“Presenting Malcolm Lange’s 2002 bicycle, which was originally co-sponsored by Continental and still has its race-winning Ultra 3000 tyres fitted, to Continental Tyre SA is an opportunity to acknowledge the tyre company’s exceptional support and sponsorship of the club for the past four years,” says Fat Tracks chairman, Andrew Rist.
The locally designed and developed Raleigh RC9000 Series bicycle was ridden by Lange as part of the Microsoft South Africa professional road racing team, with its distinctive blue and green colour scheme being a popular sight at the time. It has been in the hands of veteran cyclist and Fat Tracks founding member Robbie Powell for several years, after he worked with the ProBike team that developed this bicycle for Raleigh.
Lange’s remarkable professional road racing career spanned 20 years, from 1991 to 2011. He claimed an astonishing 409 local and international race victories, making him one of South Africa’s most prolific and successful riders and sportsmen. He won the SA National Road Race Championships three times, claimed