Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

Butler powers his way to Berge en Dale title

PIC 4 Carla Oberholzer action LR

Confident in his finishing ability, Reynard Butler powered his way to back-to-back one-day classic victories at the Bestmed Berge en Dale road race near Krugersdorp in Gauteng today.   With excellent support from his team, the 29-year-old ProTouch rider added the 107km feature race title to his Ride for Sight victory in Boksburg last weekend.   Butler crossed the line ...

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Junior triathletes dominate Fedhealth XTERRA Kids Race

Fedhealth XTERRA Kids MTB

The Elgin-Grabouw Country Club was bustling with excitement on Friday, 23 February 2018 when 458 eager junior triathletes toed the line at the water’s edge of the Eikenhof Dam ready to participate in the action of the much anticipated Fedhealth XTERRA Kids Race.   “The Fedhealth XTERRA Kids Race was the perfect start to a weekend of fun filled XTERRA ...

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Dylan Rebello stampedes to victory at Knysna Bull

Stage 1 winner Dylan Rebello cruises towards his "own backyard" at Phantom Pass on the first day of racing at the Knysna Bull made personal by Constantia Insurance.

Dylan Rebello, riding as a solo entrant, put local knowledge to good use as he claimed Stage 1 of the Knysna Bull made personal by Constantia Insurance. Rebello lives in Knysna, and was thrilled to race on his home turf. The former South African junior marathon champ was able to see off strong challenges from Alan Gordon and Timothy Hammond ...

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Weiss takes back Fedhealth XTERRA SA Title

Carina Wasle XTERRA trail run discipline

XERRA World Champion Bradley Weiss started his year off with a bang claiming gold at the Fedhealth XTERRA South African Championship in Elgin-Grabouw today (Saturday, 24 February 2018) in an impressive time of 02 hours 28 minutes 55 seconds.   Weiss lost the XTERRA SA title to Olympian Richard Murray in 2017 after suffering a double puncture during the MTB ...

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Dimension Data excited at tackling Tour of Good Hope

Bestmed Tour of Good Hope 2016 champion Stefan de Bod will be a key member in the Dimension Data for Qhubeka Continental Team when South Africa’s premier stage road race takes place in and around Paarl in the Western Cape from March 5 to 9.  Photo: Robert Ward

With two champions in their line-up, the Dimension Data for Qhubeka Continental Team are eager to show their credentials when they tackle the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope road race in the Western Cape next month.   Current title-holder Kent Main and 2016 winner Stefan de Bod are two of their standout riders, but manager Kevin Campbell said there would ...

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XTERRA SA Championships this coming weekend

Brice Daubord XTERRA Lite Grabouw Swim

The 2018 XTERRA racing season will kick off at the Elgin-Grabouw Country Club this coming weekend with the much anticipated Fedhealth XTERRA South African Championship, the largest XTERRA in the world.   Reigning XTERRA World Champion, Bradley Weiss (Stellenbosch, South Africa) will be seen in action on Saturday. “The largest XTERRA in the world, the Fedhealth XTERRA Grabouw is by ...

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Relaxed Mountain Biking at its Best in the Stanford MTB Classic

Lizelle Cloete & Charl Avenant embodied the spirit of the Stanford MTB Classic by dressing up for both days of the event and as such have won a weekend away at Stanford Hills. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Three hundred mountain bikers experienced the rebirth of relaxed stage race riding on the 17th and 18th of February in the 2018 Stanford MTB Classic. The two day race was in reality more of a stage ride, with untimed routes and no prizes for the first riders across the line encouraging everyone to slow down and enjoy the magnificent scenery. ...

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Emerging SA star set to tackle Berge en Dale

National U23 road champion Jason Oosthuizen will be aiming to confirm his potential when he competes in the Bestmed Berge en Dale road race at Muldersdrift on the West Rand in Gauteng on Saturday. Photo: Into Cycling

Fresh from an impressive performance in the South African Road Championships, teenager Jason Oosthuizen has a chance to confirm his credentials in the Bestmed Berge en Dale road race on Saturday.   The 18-year-old Barzani Pro Cycling member underlined his talent when he won the national U23 title in Oudtshoorn earlier this month, while coming third overall in the elite ...

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AfricanX training incorporates XTERRA Trail Run

Trail Runners in action at the 2017 AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Taking place at the Elgin-Grabouw Country Club on Saturday, 24 February 2018, the much anticipated XTERRA Trail Run will double up as the AfricanX Trailrun’s 4th Training Run.   The AfricanX Training Runs are hosted under the guidance of former AfricanX winners Dawid Visser and Rohan Kennedy. The goal is to prepare runners for the 10th annual AfricanX Trailrun presented ...

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