Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

HI-TEC Walkerbay Xtreme promises some serious MTB fun

WBX Sat 28-052

HERMANUS – A 2-day MTB stage race has been added to the event mix offered by the Hi-Tec Walkerbay Xtreme (WBX), a multi-day adventure sports festival returning to Hermanus for a fourth time from 26 to 28 April 2019. “Stage races are becoming increasingly popular and we incorporated them into our event because we know that there is a market ...

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Jock Classic offers cyclists several options

Jock Classic 1 LR

The Takealot Jock Classic, one of South Africa’s oldest road races, will offer a number of options when cyclists take the opportunity to stretch their muscles in mid-winter in Mpumalanga.   Covering a distance of 155km, this event offers a unique package in which the overall distance is divided into three stages, all taking place on the same day – ...

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Butler wants to kick-start season at East Rand Classic

Reynard Butler celebrates his victory at last year’s Emperors Palace Classic. Now named the East Rand Classic, the ProTouch rider will be back to defend his title. Photo: Jetline Action Photography

Defending champion Reynard Butler will be using the East Rand Classic road cycle race next weekend to kick-start his year after a somewhat disrupted beginning to the season.   The popular Johannesburg event over 98km, formerly known as the Emperors Palace Classic, takes place in Kempton Park on Sunday, April 28, and offers an ideal opportunity for the sprint specialists ...

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Ayeko looking to challenge at FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN

The Elite Men’s field in action at the 2018 FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Twenty-year old Joel Ayeko from Uganda is hoping to make an impact at the 2019 FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN on Sunday, 19 May 2019.    Ayeko is a relatively new comer to the sport, making his first appearance in 2016 at the Pettinengo 9.6km race in Italy, where he finished 14thbehind illustrious names such as multiple World Champion, Ezekiel Kemboi ...

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The Rock represents new vision for mountain-biking and trail running

‘THE ROCK’ MOUNTAIN BIKE AND TRAIL RUN FESTIVAL, PRESENTED BY PAARLBERG BMW

With an affordable price tag and array of options to suit all levels of mountain-bikers and trail runners, “The Rock” Mountain Bike and Trail Run Festival represents a new chapter for endurance events. Paarl’s biggest mountain-bike and trail run bash, presented by Paarlberg BMW, was staged very successfully for the first time last year and attracted more than 1000 participants. ...

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Timely Winelands celebration for Woolcock and Roux

The Liberty Winelands Encounter Stage 3        -         Photo by Henk Neuhoff

Young Stellenbosch rider Hennie Roux gave himself the perfect birthday present when he partnered Waylon Woolcock to victory in the Liberty Winelands Encounter in the Western Cape today.   Roux turned 20 yesterday and celebrated in style with his first major stage race success when the three-day mountain-bike event ended at the Nederburg Wine Estate in Paarl.   The pair ...

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Woolcock, Roux take opening stage in Winelands

The Liberty Winelands Encounter Stage1  Franschhoek    Photo by Henk Neuhoff

Waylon Woolcock used his considerable experience to join Hennie Roux as first-stage winners when the Liberty Winelands Encounter got under way in the Western Cape today.   The opening day of the three-stage mountain-bike race saw competitors cover 48km from the Boschendal Wine Estate to Le Franschhoek Hotel, which included 1 060 metres of ascent.   Woolcock and Roux crossed the ...

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East Rand Classic presents life in the fast lane

Kim le Court crosses the line to take the honours in the Emperors Palace Classic road cycle race, now known as the East Rand Classic. Although there is a new race venue, the route remains largely unchanged and will provide an opportunity for the sport’s sprinters to show their prowess. Photo: Yolanda van der Stoep

Cyclists with a penchant for sprinting will be fired up to demonstrate their power and prowess when the East Rand Classic road cycling race takes place in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, on April 28.   Despite a new race venue at the Acsa parkade adjacent to OR Tambo International airport, ASG Events race director Erick Oosthuizen said the route would remain ...

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