Rider passes away on stage one of KAP sani2c

A man suffered a heart attack and died while taking part in the KAP sani2c mountain bike stage race in Kwa-Zulu Natal, race organisers have said.

Christo Pieterse from Centurion in Gauteng, aged 39, had completed 48 kilometres of the 83 kilometre first stage of the three-day Adventure version of the event, when he suffered an Acute Myocardial Infarction.


Life support paramedics saw to him at the scene, and he was taken to Hilton Life hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.


Glen Haw, KAP sani2c founder and race organiser, said: “We are devastated about this. It is the first time in the 14-year history of the event that we have lost a life, and Christo has done the race five times before.


“He was an experienced rider. We are in contact with the family and send them our deepest condolences.”


Pieterse leaves a wife and two boys aged 6 and 9.


flymango, May 09 2018 10:00

Very sad.


RIP and condolences to his family.

shaper, May 10 2018 07:59

Indeed sad to hear, RIP

Ramrod, May 10 2018 08:00

Condolences to his family. At 39 he was taken way too soon!

myth125, May 10 2018 08:21


Suidwes Boytjie, May 10 2018 08:41

Really sad to read about something like this.

AdamA, May 10 2018 09:06

RIP, Condolences to his Family

CASSIE1975, May 10 2018 10:24

Very sad...RIP Christo.

HOEKVLAG, May 10 2018 10:44

Sad news - RIP

Lance Roberts, May 10 2018 11:03

Very sad news - RIP

Pure Savage, May 10 2018 11:54

Very sad news. RIP

Andrew Steer, May 10 2018 02:58

Very sad news. RIP

Thoughts with his loved ones

Sniffie, May 10 2018 09:33

Very very sad. RIP. Condolences to his wife, boys, family and friends.

tjommies3, May 11 2018 03:21


Shebeen, May 11 2018 04:07

sjoe, that is hectic news and I'm sure very unexpected.


condolences to all family.

Bokkop, May 14 2018 11:28

RIP Christo!