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Entries open for 2018 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush

Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush Descent 5-7 October 2018
Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush Great Trek 9-11 October 2018
Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush 2 Day 13-14 October 2018

On 1 March, entries will open for the 2018 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush. Riders can enter any one of the three events; the Descent, Great Trek and original 2 Day. Last year all three events saw record numbers bombing down the best trails that KwaZulu-Natal can offer.  Winner of the 2017 men’s race, Matthys Beukes, called the Descent “an amazing ...

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Van Musschenbroek ready to fire in Tour of Good Hope

ProTouch’s Myles van Musschenbroek will be looking to rectify last year’s one-second loss when he competes in the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope in and around Paarl from Monday to Friday. Photo: Robert Ward

With a one-second flashback burning in his mind, Myles van Musschenbroek is fired up to make a statement when the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope gets under way in Paarl on Monday.   South Africa’s premier stage road race, presented by Scicon and the City of Drakenstein, will take riders through a total of 491km in and around the Western ...

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What to expect at the Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge 2018

With the MTB Challenge taking place on Saturday, 3 March we chatted to designer Meurant Botha on his thoughts about the course and any last minute advice.

(Thursday, 1 March 2018) In keeping with tradition, the Cape Town Cycle Tour’s Lifecycle Week kicks off with the Mountain Bike (MTB) Challenge. The 2018 instalment takes place this coming Saturday, 3 March and once again offers trails for all MTB skill and fitness levels, designed by legendary Stellenbosch course designer, Meurant Botha.   Meurant says riders can expect dusty ...

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Young African talent aim to shine in Paarl

Ethiopian Redwan Salih will be part of the World Cycling Centre Africa team which will compete in the five-day Bestmed Tour of Good Hope in and around Paarl, starting on Monday. Photo: Supplied

The cream of Africa’s young cycling talent will be on show when South Africa’s premier stage road race, the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope, unfolds in and around Paarl from Monday to Friday.   Presented by Scicon and the City of Drakenstein, the week will see the World Cycling Centre Africa team striving to demonstrate their skills in the 491km ...

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Weiss & Burger in for Durban Ultra title crack

Current XTERRA World Champion Brad Weiss will add to the already stellar field when he lines up on the start line of the 2018 MiWayLife Durban Ultra Triathlon this Sunday. Johan Badenhorst/Gameplan Media

Durban – As the already impressive field of elite men athletes continues to improve, 2017 XTERRA World Champion Bradley Weiss and 2017 MiWay Cape Ultra winner JP Burger have both lodged eleventh hour entries for the MiWayLife Durban Ultra Triathlon this weekend. The 2018 edition of the Durban Ultra will double as the South African Long Distance Triathlon Championships and ...

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Top MTB riders Bullish in Knysna ahead of Cape Epic

Solo winner Dylan Rebello and team winners Alan Gordon and Timothy Hammond of Team Insect Science share a muddy smile at the Knysna Waterfront finish.

Timothy Hammond and Alan Gordon (Team Insect Science) were the first team home on the final stage of the Knysna Bull made personal by Constantia Insurance. The pair pipped solo rider Dylan Rebello to the line in a sprint finish to the Knysna Waterfront in a time of 2:30:12. Rebello, having crossed the line first on Stage 1 and 2, ...

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Riddle, Kruger dominate Fedhealth XTERRA Lite

Jamie Riddle checking where the competition is after exiting the swim in a first place position at the 2018 Fedhealth XTERRA Lite at the Elgin Grabouw Country Club on Sunday, 25 February 2018.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Jamie Riddle and Susan Kruger were the XTERRA Warriors to beat at the 2018 Fedhealth XTERRA Lite at the Elgin-Grabouw Country Club on Sunday, 25 February 2018.   A road triathlete, Riddle professed that the Fedhealth XTERRA is the only off-road triathlon that he participates at. “XTERRA Grabouw is my only off-road event. It’s awesome,” says Riddle. “Mountain biking is ...

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Rebello reigns at muddy Knysna Bull

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Solo rider Dylan Rebello got the better once again of the chasing teams at the Knynsa Bull made personal by Constantia Insurance mountain bike race. He was first over the line on Stage 2, with Alan Gordon and Timothy Hammond second on the day, but the first team to finish.  Overnight rain in Knysna on Friday made Stage 2 of ...

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Butler powers his way to Berge en Dale title

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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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