Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

Iron Cowboy Prepares To Tame The Untamed Mountain Bike Race

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The Iron Cowboy completed 50 IRONMAN distance triathlons, over 50 consecutive days in 50 states; but the Absa Cape Epic is an entirely new challenge for James Lawrence.   Cape Town, 6 March 2019 – James Lawrence is no stranger to feats of ultra-endurance. Known as the Iron Cowboy, Lawrence hails from Calgary, Canada, and holds the world record for ...

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Men’s and women’s races wide open

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(CAPE TOWN) The pro field for South Africa’s most prestigious road race, the Cape Town Cycle Tour, is the deepest in years, especially in the women’s race. “I cannot wait to race on Sunday,” commented Candice Lill, who won the Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge on Saturday, 2 March. “Road racing is not my strength but my Absa Cape ...

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Pritzen seizes the lead at Tour of Good Hope

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OfficeGuru Racing made their mark at the Takealot Tour of Good Hope by taking the third-stage team time-trial in the Cape Winelands today.   With two stages left in South Africa’s premier road cycle race, the outfit delivered national U23 road champion Marc Pritzen to the yellow jersey in the 26.5km leg which finished at Boland Landbouskool just outside Paarl. ...

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Basson wins battle of the sprinters at Tour of Good Hope

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Gustav Basson won the battle of the sprinters on the second stage of the Takealot Tour of Good Hope, which finished at the Boland Landbouskool just outside Paarl today.   After a gloomy Monday when rain made conditions tricky, the peloton experienced much better weather on the 114km stage, which included rolling hills but no major climbs.   With TEG ...

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Hoffman surges to stage win in Tour of Good Hope

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Nolan Hoffman shrugged off a few anxious moments early on today to time his sprint to perfection, capturing the opening stage of the Takealot Tour of Good Hope cycle race for the second year in a row.   South Africa’s premier road tour got under way in inclement weather near Paarl in the Cape Winelands, but it did not stop ...

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South African flavour on the podium at Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge 2019

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(Stellenbosch, 2 March 2019) South Africa’s Alan Hatherly (Specialized) outsprinted training partner Matt Beers (NAD Pro Racing) to win his first Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge in a new record time of 02:09:05. Hatherly’s Specialized Factory Racing teammate Simon Andreassen rounded out the podium, some 10 minutes back.   The women’s race saw Candice Lill (Summit Fin) outclass South ...

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Late route change ups the ante in Tour of Good Hope

Former champion Kent Main (middle) aims to regain the overall title of the UCI 2.2-rated Takealot Tour of Good Hope, which takes place near Paarl in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8. Photo: Robert Ward

The Takealot Tour of Good Hope’s queen stage became just a little bit more gnarly after organisers were forced to make a late change to stage four, necessitated by road works in the area.   ASG Events chief executive Erick Oosthuizen said on Friday that they were forced to introduce changes to the route of the five-day UCI 2.2 race, ...

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Riddle, Detering clinch XTERRA Lite victories in Grabouw

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The 2019 XTERRA racing season kicked off at the Elgin Grabouw Country Club (Western Cape) on Saturday, 23 February 2019 with Jamie Riddle (originally from PE now residing in Stellenbosch) and Linda Detering (Hout Bay) showing their mettle in the XTERRA Lite.   Riddle successfully defended his XTERRA Lite title in an impressive time of 59 minutes 35 seconds.  “It ...

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Oosthuizen outduels Pritzen to take Berge & Dale

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Jason Oosthuizen outduelled fellow teenager Marc Pritzen to win his first major road classic in the 20th edition of the Takealot Berge & Dale cycling race in Krugersdorp on the West Rand today.   In a two-man breakaway over the final few kilometres in the 108km feature race, the TEG ProCycling rider edged the in-form Pritzen in the sprint for ...

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