Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

Heat is on as Jan Braai tackles TransCape

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Jan Braai, renowned for his National Braai Day initiative, will turn his attention to a fresh challenge when he participates in the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter next month. The 614km Western Cape race from Knysna to Franschhoek, hosted by ASG events in partnership with STANLIB and Volvo, starts on February 4. After riding in 25 consecutive Cape Town Cycle Tours, ...

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Bradley Weiss Q&A

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Were you confident going into the XTERRA World Championship in Maui that you would claim the $100 000 prize in this elite off-road triathlon? Going into a World Championship event it is difficult to feel 100% confident that you are going to win, however my preparation was perfect and after a very successful season I believed I could win if ...

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Premium bicycle brand ‘HEAD’ to South Africa

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HEAD, market leaders in several premium sporting brands, have brought their highly rated bicycles to South African consumers with the first consignment hitting local shores last week. The European-based company have long been established as a leading brand – particularly in tennis, snow skiing and squash – and brand loyalty among their customers has seen their bike sales escalate rapidly. ...

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AfricanX training runs kick off this festive season

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

In preparation for the 10th anniversary of the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS, event organisers have announced that six training runs will be hosted between December 2017 and April 2018. Open to the public, the first training run will kick off in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 16 December 2017. “We would like the 2018 AfricanX experience to be a memorable one,” ...

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Shusha and Smith rule at Wild Coast MTB Classic

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Two KwaZulu-Natal cyclists, Lindani Shusha and Hayley Smith, took the honours in the feature races of the Bestmed Wild Coast Sun MTB Classic near Port Edward today. The 21-year-old Shusha, from Port Shepstone, picked up the men’s 40km title for the first time and Smith, who lives in Durban North, won the women’s event in her maiden appearance. Crossing the ...

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ASA Launches Athletix Grand Prix Series

Athletix Grand Prix Series photo credit Tobias Ginsberg

Johannesburg – Athletics South Africa is excited to launch the ASA Athletix Grand Prix Series in which a total prize incentive of R1 365 000.00 is offered to athletes to produce outstanding performances. This competition will feature three Grand Prix Meetings in March, one month prior to the Commonwealth Games (08 – 15 April 2018 in Australia). South Africa’s finest will have ...

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Coming together to effect positive change in Paarl

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Paarl in the Western Cape came alive with the spirit of hope and opportunity at a recent distribution of 175 bicycles by non-profit organisation Qhubeka in collaboration with Nederburg and Team Dimension Data, Africa’s only pro-cycling World Tour team. The majority of the bicycles, 150 of these funded by Team Dimension Data and its partners, were given to learners of ...

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Kulhavy’s S-Works Epic Goes Under the Hammer for songo.info

Jaroslav Kulhavy’s custom Specialized S-Works Epic WC is going under the virtual hammer, on www.songo.info, from the 6th to the 15th of December to raise funds for the songo.info charity. Photo by Michal Cerveny.

songo.info are once again auctioning off a unique bicycle to raise funds for their educational and sporting programmes. This year the custom 2017 S-Works Epic, which Jaroslav Kulhavy raced to second position in the Absa Cape Epic, will go under the virtual hammer on an online auction which takes place on www.songo.info.   The auction opens at mid-day on Wednesday ...

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Sweeping changes for Berg Canoe Marathon

Sweeping changes have been approved for the Berg River Canoe Marathon, including its conversion to a team event, and the scrapping of the pre-race time trial. John Hishin/
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Paarl – Sweeping changes have been made to the format of the iconic Berg River Canoe Marathon that will take place from Paarl to Velddrif from 11 to 14 July 2018, modernising the race and adapting to suggestions from its paddlers. The biggest change is the conversion of the race, which has been a solo challenge since its inception in ...

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