Matthew (Matt) Stamatis – Mountain Biker
Matt discovered that the joy of mountain biking shortly after moving to Stellenbosch to study – and subsequently quickly had to learn the fine art of work-play balance to complete his degree.
Anyone who knows Matt, will immediately associate Matt with his larger than life hunger, both on and off the bike – clocking up ride hours only to eat more. His favourite sessions are the ones that require the most fuel, anything from 10 minutes and up puts Matt in his happy place. His pockets and bottles are loaded with CarboFuel Natural Citrus, Salted Caramel Classic Energy Bars and a Classic Energy Gel, and any session wouldn’t be complete without a Revive and Protein Fuel recovery drink.
A ride in Jonkershok – up Saaltjie on the left and the red trail all the way down and across to the fire hut, through G-spot, Eden and finishing with Mont Marie trails remains one of his favourite rides. This is excellent training for Matt’s goals, which include featuring in a range of local mountain bike races such as the Absa Cape Epic, Tankwa Trek, Cape Pioneer Trek and Attakwas. If he needs any extra motivation, he’ll be listening to podcast from Payson McElveen (Adenture Stache) or Mitch Docker (Life in the Peloton) and dreaming of fresh banana loaf that he can make disappear!
Matt is grateful for the long-term support from Cadence Nutrition that has fuelled his growth as an athlete each year.
- 3rd KitzAlp Bike Marathon
- Top 10 Sani2C
- Top 10 Stage finishes at Cape Pioneer Trek
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