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Exciting Changes for Garden Route’s Favourite MTB Stage Race

The three-day Dr Evil Classic is an annual favorite on South Africa’s MTB calendar. In keeping with the continued evolution and improvement of the event, organizers Zandile Meneses and Leon ‘Dr Evil’ Evans are set to introduce a few exciting innovations in 2020. Perhaps the most important change being the exciting partnership with their new title sponsor, CCPP Group, who have just signed a 3 year contract with the event.

CCPP Group is headed up by Clint Cawood who is a passionate rider and has ridden both events a few times. Cawood’s business grew out of humble beginnings in the Garden Route and has gone from strength to strength as he recognizes the synergy here with the Dr Evil Classic’s progress since inception in 2012.

Cawood says he is very excited to have his company involved: “I believe we will be creating some new experiences and fun additions to an already cool event. I think it’s a heritage type ride, something every mountain biker has to do at least once.”

Not only has CCPP come on board as title sponsor of Dr Evil Classic, but also for the Lion’s Karoo to Coast Mountain Bike Challenge, an event with whom the Dr Evil Classic has always had a close association. The combination challenge of Dr Evil and K2C is one I’ve grown to really enjoy, they’re always the two events to be marked down on my calendar first every year! – Clint Cawood

Race co-owner Zandile Meneses, added that she is delighted with the new partnership and in order to celebrate the event is now offering riders R350 off on MANUAL entries until the 31st March – inbox Zandile@drevilclassic.com for the manual form.

That block-out on the calendar in 2020 is from Thursday 17th to Saturday 19th of September for the CCPP Group Dr Evil Classic, with the extremely popular CCPP Group Lion’s Karoo to Coast taking place on the 20th.

In addition, Science to Sport and the Sports Science Institute of South Africa have come on board as a training-support partner. Dr Mike Posthumus will be supplying regular training tips and interesting articles on the event website from the end of March.

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