The FNB Wines2Whales was born out of the desire to create a world-class 3-day stage race in the Western Cape of South Africa.
Since inception in 2009, the three events, aptly named after the wines of the area, have become a must-do event on the mountain bike calendar with riders from the farthest reaches of the country and the world.
Its biggest drawcard is undoubtedly the route, which has been perfected over the past 12 years. In 2022, the FNB W2W reverts back to the traditional route and takes riders from wines of Lourensford to the whales of Onrus. But teams can expect many new and exciting additions to the route which hasn’t been raced since 2019!
But what is "gees"?
"Gees" is a truly South African word meaning spirit in Afrikaans. It's word that's better experienced than explained and it's what we are all about. There's spirit in everything at the FNB W2W, from the good times in the race village to the shredding of the trails to the laughs and cheers during dinner.
But as we said, it's better experienced than explained, so come and discover the true meaning of "gees" by registering for the 2022 FNB Wines2Whales.
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