Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

Scott win stage, Bulls retain Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek lead

Catherine Williamson (left) and Alice Pirard (Asrin Cycling) show their joy at retaining their overall women's race lead on Stage 5 of the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek.
Photo credit: Zoon Cronje/Nikon/Xtremedia

In an effort to take back some of the time they lost on Thursday, South Africans Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes (SCOTT Factory Racing) blew Stage 5 of the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek apart. While they never regained any lost time, they did splinter the field from early on and won the shortened stage, out-sprinting overall leaders Simon Stiebjahn and ...

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Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival raises R2,1-million for charity


For the first time in the 31-year old festival’s history, the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival has announced it breached the R2-million mark in money raised for charity in a single year. This brings the total amount raised by the festival for charity since 2007 to more than R11-million. Knysna Tourism CEO Greg Vogt says that since every official ...

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Dramatic stage sees lead changes at Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek

Tim Bohme and Simon Stiebjahn claim the stage win and the overall lead on Stage 4 of the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek.
Photo credit: Zoon Cronje/Nikon/Xtremedia

Stage 4 of the 2014 Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek international stage race was always expected to deliver a shake-up; and it didn’t disappoint. As if the 109km with 2690m of ascent from De Rust to George wasn’t difficult enough, the riders had to conquer some exceptionally rough terrain and contend with rain and cold too. In the men’s race, the ...

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Satellite Classic awaits new champion

he Bestmed Satellite Classic rolls out near Hartbeespoort this weekend, and reigning champ Willie Smit will not be taking part in the race, leaving the title up for grabs.

With last year’s winner and international cyclist Willie Smit unable to compete, the Bestmed Satellite Classic will be looking to crown a new champion when the race rolls out along the Hartbeeshoek road west of Pretoria on Saturday. Smit, who races for the Vini Fantini-Nippo Continental team, will miss out on defending his title due to questions regarding UCI restrictions ...

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Exciting running at muddy Giba Gorge

The start of the third race of the Spur KZN Trail Series™ at Giba Gorge. Image by Greg Labuscagne

The third race of the Spur KZN Trail Series™ took place at the ever popular Giba Gorge Mountain Bike Park and more than 130 runners faced the wrath of the weather gods as they lined up for a fun night race in muddy conditions. In the men’s long course 10km race, it was Ayanda Mlotshwa who made it two wins ...

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Princess Warrior of the Week: Robyn Williams


Article written by: Chantel Rall – Every now and again you come across a REAL person.  Someone with so much humality and a beautiful personality.  Humble to the max, loves life and just overall a macnificent human all together.  Enter Robyn Williams.  All in Triathlon knows and loves this young lady.  I always go on about women still being ...

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Buys, Beukes sprint to Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek Stage win

Matthys Beukes (far left) and Philip Buys enjoyed a perfect first day in Yellow by winning Stage 3 of the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek.
Photo credit: Zoon Cronje/Nikon/Xtremedia

South Africa’s Yellow Jersey wearers, Philip Buys and Matthys Beukes (SCOTT Factory Racing) claimed a second consecutive stage win when they outsprinted a small lead group on Stage 3 of the Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race on Wednesday. Second place went to the German Team Bulls pair of Tim Bohme and Simon Stiebjahn with South Africans ...

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FedGroup Berg & Bush Great Trek Stage 2

Riders battling up Spioenkop - Photo EmGatland

When the word Spioenkop is mention at a race briefing you know the following day will be a proper day of mountain biking. And stage 2 came with a couple of new twists; this 60km route would offer the riders 1500 meters of climbing and a whole lot of brand new single track. The day started with riders hitting Fanakalore ...

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Bonk Breaker® Broadens Reach, Expands Distribution To South Africa

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Santa Monica, CA–In a vital move toward increasing distribution of Bonk Breaker® bars worldwide, the company proudly announces expansion into South Africa. Bonk Breaker® has partnered with MCNS Group to manage sales and distribution of the freshly baked real food energy and protein bars throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. “We are extremely excited about the market opportunity in Southern Africa,” said Chris ...

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The power of Kyle Buckingham


South African Kyle Buckingham was the fastest age grouper in Kona in 2013 and returned this year as a Pro to this big race. Many folks wonder what it would be like, and Kyle actually experienced it. Here now is a power data comparison of those 2 events courtesy of Training Peaks and Andrew Johnson – Power Analyst and Content Manager for ...

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