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Quattro ROAG Series Awards Dinner

Date:23 November 2013
Location:Intaba View, Botha's Hill
Entries Close:19 Nov 2013
Starting Time:17:30
Registration:From 17:00, 23 November 2013 - Intaba View
Late Entries:No
Timed By:N/A
Seeding and Batching:No
Fully ROAG Administered Event: Yes
Event Website:http://www.roagseries.co.za

It is time to start recognising the talent for this year's Quattro ROAG Series!  The Awards Dinner will take place on 23 November 2013, at the magnificent Intaba View Function Venue.

Those of you who attended last year's Awards Dinner are probably already looking forward to this one.  And all of you new-comers can just ask them; you also have something to look forward to!

The format is a prize-giving and awards ceremony with a formal evening dinner.  You can socialise with fellow riders and others from the MTB industry, whilst applauding the talent of this year's winners.

The after-party vibe will definitely be felt: you can stick around and dance to Steady Eddie's tunes or make your way to the Drum & Bell, which will be open until 4am.

The Quattro and ROAG teams cannot wait to see you there, so book your ticket now!


Adult Ticket (age 13 and above) R 250.00
Kids Ticket (age 12 and below) R 150.00

Seating is limited to 170 places.

Attendance Policy: In order to receive your prize/award, you will need to be present at the function.  If you cannot attend the awards dinner then you will forfeit your prize.


This year, the ROAG Team have decided to host the riders at Intaba View Function Venue, in Botha's Hill, KwaZulu-Natal, which is about halfway between Durban and Pietermaritzburg.

From either Durban or Pietermaritzburg, take Exit 53 to merge onto the R103 towards Inchanga.  Intaba View is Lot 17, 10 Old Main Road, Drummond.

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For more info on Intaba View visit: www.intabaview.co.za


ROAG is very excited to announce that the Awards Dinner will have World Champs DHI winner, Greg Minnaar, as guest speaker. Get to know Greg a little more before the dinner with this short bio:

Full Name: Greg Minnaar
Nickname: ‘GM’
Hometown: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Height: 188cm (6' 3")
Birth Date: November 13, 1981
Birth Place: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Favourite Foods: Sushi, Italian, Indian, Japanese
Hated Foods: Kathy's Health Brownies
Favourite Drinks: Coke, Mango Juice, Beer & Don Julio
High School: Carter High School

Greg first started to get noticed as a world class downhill racer at the age of 17, in 1999, racing select World Cups (including one in his home country of South Africa, in Stellenbosch) on a local shop team. In 2000, he was picked up as a junior by British international team Animal Orange, which used Orange frames (222 for downhill and Ms. Isle for dual slalom) and RockShox suspension. That year Greg placed a podium position at a World Cup points series race for the first time.

The following two years Greg rode for the Global Racing team, aboard similar bikes to the previous years', and on this team, at the age of 19, he won the overall World Cup points series in the Elite downhill. In 2003 Greg switched to the Haro Lee Dungarees team, which used Intense designed and built DHR frames for the downhill and their own short travel Werx trailbike frames for Four Cross, with Manitou suspension. It was aboard this team that, at the age of 21, Greg became World Champion of downhill.

In 2004, Greg was offered a spot on Team G Cross Honda, which used one-off internally geared frames made by Honda, with a Showa suspension. He accepted and stayed for four years, winning his second World Cup points series overall victory in 2005. The 2007 season ended on a bittersweet note with a dislocated and fractured shoulder early in his winning World Championship final run although Greg got back on the bike to salvage a painful 4th place finish. In addition, Greg was forced to switch teams yet again when Honda pulled out of the sport and he chose the Santa Cruz Syndicate team, alongside riders Steve Peat, Nathan Rennie, and Josh Bryceland for the 2008 season.

UCI Downhill World Champions

Minnaar has won the UCI Downhill World Championship three times - in 2003, 2012 and 2013. He has finished second three times (2004, 2006 and 2009) and taken the bronze three times (2001, 2005 and 2010).

Downhill World Cup

Minnaar has been crowned Downhill World Cup champion three times (2001, 2005 and 2008) for winning the Mountain Bike World Cup points series. He was also crowned Downhill World Champion in 2003 for winning the season ending event. He has also done well in the Four Cross event, with one win in the 2003 World Cup points series, in Fort William, Scotland, and a fourth place finish at the 2005 World Championships.

In the 2008 World Cup, Minnaar placed a podium position at every one of the seven events in the series, taking the win at Fort William, Mont-Sainte-Anne and Canberra. This gave him a comfortable lead going into the finals at Schladming, Austria, where he placed fifth and clenched his overall lead to take the well-deserved title.

In 2009 World Cup series, Minnaar took first place at Pietermaritzburg South Africa, Fort William Scotland and Bromont Canada. He also came 6th at La Bresse in France, 3rd at Vallnord in Andorra, Maribor in Slovenia and in Schladming Austria. Greg also came 22nd in Mont-Sainte-Anne leaving him with a 2nd place overall. In the World Championships at Canberra Australia he lost 1st place to his team mate Steve Peat by 0.05 seconds.


Arrival, Welcome Drinks & Entrées

Welcome Address by Rock-Steady Eddie

Intermediate Prize-Giving

Mementoes Awarded

Main Course is Served

Guest Speech by Greg Minnaar

Classic Prize-Giving


Dessert is Served

Overall Prize-Giving

Event Organisers Recognition

Vote of Thanks by Nicole Talbot & Caitlin Canton



Get your mouth watering with a glimpse at the appetising dishes you'll be enjoying:

Adult Menu:

spring rolls with sweet-chilli dip
cocktail BBQ meatballs with garlic mayonnaise
assortment of traditional samoosas
Melba toast served with chicken liver paté

Main Course (buffet style)
roast beef infused with farm-fresh herbs
roast chicken draped over sage stuffing
French-style green beans
sweet-roasted butter-nut
crunchy roast potatoes
summer salad valley with choices of:
crisp greens, fresh tomatoes, organic olives,
feta and other salad favourites

chocolate mousse with fresh cream
vanilla ice-cream in sticky chocolate sauce

Kids Menu:

Kids can enjoy Entrées with thier parents!

Main Course
macaroni & cheese or ham & cheese pizza

ice-cream & chocolate sauce


Who do you think the winners will be after the CompliMed Mountain Splendour Mania? These are the standings as they are, after the Sunday Tribune Jeep Hill 2 Hill. Keep watching this space to see how the Gears 4 Ears MTB Fundraiser affected the log.

Age Category Male Leader Female Leader
Overall Andrew Hill Jeannie Dreyer
Nippers Dreyer Botma
Sprogs Travis Stedman Sabine Thies
Sub Juniors Aaron Michell Tiffany Keep
Youths Joshua Nelson Frankie Du Toit
Juniors Matthew Wilkinson Rosie Du Toit
Seniors Tyron Bird
Melanie Palframan
Sub Vets Andrew Hill Jeannie Dreyer
Velo Life Vets
Werner Moolman Brenda Potts
Harvard House Masters Con Malherbe Marian Sykes
Grand Masters John Becker

Dress your best!  The top three in each age category and overall will be called up to receive their prizes.  Those who placed 1st can look forward to cash prizes while 2nd and 3rd will each receive awesome product prizes.