Stransky partners Mclean at Zuurberg Trek by Eastern Cape – MyPR:
Former Springbok rugby star Joel Stransky will partner cycling icon Andrew Mclean in the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race outside Port Elizabeth from June 3 to 5.
The 1995 World Cup winner, who said he had become addicted to the sport after racing the Cape Epic for charity, is looking forward to his debut in the Eastern Cape’s premier three-stage event.
Stransky, who often trains with Mclean, said he had heard only positive things about the Zuurberg event, which seeks out some of the most remote corners of the Addo Elephant National Park and Sundays River Valley.
“Apparently the riding is wonderful with beautiful scenery, but racing with Andrew probably means I won’t see much of it though.”
Mclean, a four-time Giro del Capo winner in his prime, has competed twice before.
“It really is a wonderful event. Some of the scenery is terrific and when you get up on to the ridge on day two, it is an exceptional view.
“We are looking forward to the whole experience,” he said. “Our wives are coming with us, so it’s a real family affair.”
While acknowledging the lifestyle aspects of the