Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

Knysna Cycle Tour and Forest Marathon on track for next year!

Left to right: Elwin Thompson, Clive Wilkinson and Andrew Finn (Knysna Rotary) and Wayne Kidd (President Knysna Marathon Club).

Organisers of the 2019 Rotary Knysna Cycle Tour and the Knysna Forest Marathon have confirmed that plans for next year’s events are on track. The Cycle Tour will take place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June, and the Forest Marathon will be on Saturday 29 June. as part of the annual Knysna Oyster Festival. The events are the iconic ...

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Raising the bar is SA road cycling

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The rolling ocean, the abundance of nature, the beautiful city of Port Elizabeth all to yourself, the intoxicating spirit of true camaraderie, smiling faces and clapping crowds … it’s no wonder why riders believe this is the new benchmark in South African road cycling races.   Palpably euphoric, the road race route winds through Port Elizabeth, the city that embodies ...

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Emphasis placed on teamwork at Tour of Good Hope

The amateur section of next year’s Takealot Tour of Good Hope will feature a brand-new team format. Photo: Robert Ward/Tour of Good Hope

A new format for the amateur categories will place the emphasis on teamwork when the Takealot Tour of Good Hope takes place in the Western Cape next year.   South Africa’s premier road cycle tour, which takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8, will see several changes as race organisers ASG Events and new title sponsor ...

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Some disappointments and surprises at Ultra-trail Cape Town 2018

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The 100km Ultra-trail Cape Town saw disappointment, and some surprises, with two of the Men’s race favourites Prodigal Khumalo and Ryan Sandes being forced to withdraw, and both the Men’s and the Women’s race winners were taken by surprise with their wins.   German Janosch Kowalczyk, 28, came first in a time of 10 hours 22 minutes, with Swedes Elov ...

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Dieckmann set to swim for MS at 2019 Sanlam Cape Mile

Swimmers making their way to the finish line at the 2018 annual Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Claudia Dieckmann will once again spearhead a group of swimmers that will take on the Western Cape’s premier open water swim, the 5thannual Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments at the majestic Eikenhof Dam (Elgin-Grabouw Country Club) on Sunday, 17 February 2019 in support of Multiple Sclerosis South Africa (MSSA).     A keen swimmer, Dieckmann was diagnosed ...

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Boost for Demacon team from Positive Sports

The Demacon Ladies Cycling Team’s Carla Oberholzer was one of their star performers this year, winning 10 races on the SA road cycling calendar, including the national road title and the 947 Cycle Challenge. Picture: Mariola Biela

South African cycling distribution company Positive Sports Solutions and the Demacon Ladies Cycling Team will next year continue their partnership, which proved highly successful in 2018.   The Demacon Ladies Cycling Team had a remarkable year in SA road cycling with their team members winning 17 of the 18 races in which they participated.   Leading the way was ace ...

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Athletes to watch in the Ultra-trail Cape Town, the final race of the 2018 Ultra-trail World Tour

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With last year’s first and second placed men back to claim the top spot for 2018, and a very strong field of international elite athletes travelling to South Africa for 1 December, the Ultra-trail Cape Town (UTCT) Men’s race will be an exciting one. The Women’s race also looks to be closely contested, with Italian Francesca Canepa and Kelly Wolf ...

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Origin Of Trails closes off on a high note in the City Of Oaks

Origin Of Trails Trail Run by Tobias Ginsberg

Stellenbosch was buzzing with excitement on Sunday, 25 November 2018 with eager mountain bikers and trail runners congregating at the Coetzenburg Sports Fields to either take part in Stage Two of the Origin Of Trails MTB Experience or be part of the action of the inaugural Origin Of Trails Trail Run.   Luca Ruwiel claimed his second consecutive stage victory ...

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Ultra-trail Cape Town presented by Salomon – something for everyone in race week

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Ultra-trail Cape Town (UTCT) presented by Salomon, which is now part of the Ultra Trail World Tour, takes place on Saturday 1 December, and sees four trail running races of 100km, 65km, 35km and this year for the first time, 21km, traverse sections of Table Mountain, Lion’s Head, Signal Hill, Orangekloof, Llandudno, Hout Bay, the Constantia Winelands, the upper slopes ...

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