Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

Namibian Till Drobisch shows his Class

Till Drobisch of Namibia  - Photo credit: Rika Joubert - Cycle Nation

The World Cycling Centre Africa MTN Qhubeka Feeder Team’s Till Drobisch of Namibia took an unexpected win on Sunday in the Momentum 947 Cycle Challenge.  The Namibian had broken his collarbone in late August. The MTN Qhubeka Feeder Team had initially planned their strategy around  their two in form Eritrean riders, the sprinter Meron Teshome and current African Continental Champion ...

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Mad, Muddy fun at Woolies Tri


Last year I got chatting to an old friend Francois-Jacques Malan of Simonsig Winery. He kindly agreed to have me race for Simonsig at the 5th annual Woolworths Trust Charity triathlon. I won the race and so enjoyed it that there was no way I was going to miss it this year! Again, I had the privilege of racing for ...

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Garmin family – vívosmart™


Meet the latest wearable in the Garmin family – vívosmart™, the activity tracker with smart notifications and hidden display. vívosmart has many of the features you’ll love and that help you stay active and stay connected through your day. This activity tracker alerts you to incoming phone calls and text messages. vίvosmart greets you with a personalized daily goal, tracks ...

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Results of the 2014 Greater Edendale Race

Top 5 Ladies - 2014 Greater Edendale Race

An awesome day was enjoyed by the Greater Edendale community as they came out in droves to celebrate their athletic talent at a packed FNB Wadley Stadium in Georgetown, Edendale this morning. In line with its corporate social responsibility programme, the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) in collaboration with the Msunduzi Municipality, the Msunduzi-Pietermaritzburg Tourism Association, Edendale Athletics Club and Edendale ...

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Stenerhag and Sim snag inaugural Paarl race

Swedish marathon champion Jennie Stenerhag (right), pictured here with Robyn de Groot at this year’s sani2c, was the women’s race winner at the inaugural Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic, presented by the City of Drakenstein, in the Cape Winelands on Sunday. Photo: Full Stop Communications

Swedish marathon champion Jennie Stenerhag and cross-country specialist Robert Sim took the honours in the inaugural Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic, presented by the City of Drakenstein, in the Cape Winelands on Sunday. Sim, riding in the colours of Robert Daniel, crossed the finish line first at the Paarl Arboretum to claim the men’s 60km title in a time of 2:44:08. ...

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Win a Biotone Hamper worth R500


What is the main characteristic of Phosphorus, which you will find in Biotone? Answer the question on our social media and stand a chance of winning a Biotone hamper worth R500. Please follow Enduro Hub and Biotone on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to qualify for the prize. We will announce the winner on 1 December 2014. T&C’s apply Follow us ...

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Last chance to enter first Paarl MTB Classic


Riders who missed their opportunity to enter the Bestmed Paarl MTB Classic will have one last chance to sign up for Sunday’s inaugural edition. Wynand de Villiers of ASG Events said special arrangements had been made for those who missed the cut-off to enter on Friday and Saturday for the 30km and 60km racing options. He said it was the ...

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Warning: Cycling Causes Brittle Bones (Osteoporosis)

x-rayed hip

By Dr Roger Graham Recently, I crashed my road bike and sustained severe fractures of my pelvis and right hip joint. Some of the guys who witnessed the accident commented that I did not seem to have fallen hard enough to have suffered such bad injuries. As a medical doctor, I have been aware that there is an association ...

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