Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

Hoffman retains Cycle4Cansa title in close finish

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Timing his sprint to perfection, Nolan Hoffman edged ahead of RoadCover rival Clint Hendricks to retain his Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship title at Sun City in the Pilanesberg today. The BCX professional, who finished in a fast 2:23:21, took advantage of a cross-tailwind and excellent teamwork in the 103km feature race to hold off last year’s Cape Town Cycle Tour champion ...

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Trans Baviaans The Repeat

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A week after the Trans Baviaans Race was won by the youthful team of Matt Beers and Tim Hammond, the experienced duo of Riccardo Stermin and  Andreas Studer (Team Power Bar) took victory in the Trans Baviaans Repeat  the pair clocked 9 hours 43 minutes and 7 seconds. The Repeat is a replica of the Race. 468 teams made up ...

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Fedhealth MTB Challenge welcomes sanctioning

Currently in its 3rd year, the organisers of the Fedhealth MTB Challenge are pleased to announce that the 2017 event is sanctioned by Cycling SA.  The activities will kick off on Saturday with the Fedhealth Kids MTB Events.  Junior MTB enthusiasts are also invited to ‘test their balance’ with YBIKE on Saturday from 09:00 – 14:00 and on Sunday from 08:00 – 14:00.  YBIKE will have a fun and challenging Balance Bike Obstacle Course.  The excitement continues at Boschendal Wine Estate on Sunday when mountain bike enthusiasts take on the more serious +- 60km (Marathon), +- 28km (Half Marathon) and 15km (Fun Race).  Seen here:  Mountain biking enthusiasts enjoying the trails at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate.  Photo Credit:  Luke Walker

Franschhoek – Currently in its 3rd year, the organisers of the Fedhealth MTB Challenge are pleased to announce that the 2017 event is sanctioned by Cycling SA. “Not only will the Fedhealth MTB Challenge boast with a new venue in 2017, but mountain bikers will now also be able to compete for Regional Colours,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director of ...

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RoadCover aim to test Cycle4Cansa rivals

Willie Smit will be part of the RoadCover team aiming to challenge for the title in the 103km road race at the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship at Sun City on Sunday. Photo: Memories4U Photography

With the odds stacked against them, Willie Smit’s RoadCover team will be aiming to make life as difficult as possible for their rivals in the 103km road race at the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship at Sun City on Sunday. On a route that will make the mouths of the top sprinters in the country water, the fast men will be gearing ...

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ASG and Bidvest Car Rental join hands in cycling deal

Bidvest Car Rental have extended their cycling sponsorship portfolio with the announcement of a partnership agreement with ASG Events. Photo: Warren Elsom/Capcha Photography

In a new deal for cycling races under their umbrella, ASG Events have announced a sponsorship agreement with Bidvest Car Rental set to benefit both parties. The partnership will see the Johannesburg-based rental company, who are already involved with the RoadCover team, extend their cycling sponsorship portfolio. Bidvest sales and marketing executive Gaynor von Loggenburg said they had a strong sports ...

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2017 Trans Baviaans Race

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Matt Beers and Tim Hammond of Spot Africa Ryder Red E held of a late challenge from Team Bianchi to take overall victory at the 14th edition of the Trans Baviaans Mountain Bike Race which finished in Jefferys Bay this weekend. The 230 kilometer non-stop race from Willowmore in the Karoo to Jeffreys Bay on the East Cape Coast took 486 four, ...

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Organisers fine tune after SA Championships at Camps Drift

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Pietermaritzburg – With the successful South African flatwater marathon championships under their belt, the organising committee of the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships at Camps Drift next month is dissecting the two day national championships to fine tune and learn as many constructive lessons from the event as possible. Organising committee chair Steve Botha was pleased with the uniformly positive ...

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McGregor settles scores on final day of SA Champs

Hank McGregor and Jasper Mocké hung on to win the Men's K2 title at the South African Canoe Marathon Championships at Camps Drift on Sunday. Louis Hattingh/
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Pietermaritzburg – Hank McGregor evened the scores with Andy Birkett on the final day of the SA Flatwater Marathon Canoeing Championships held at Camps Drift when he and his partner Jasper Mocké prevailed to win the men’s K2 title in a tense end sprint with Birkett and Jean van der Westhuyzen. In a thrilling climax to the two days of ...

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Viaene claims SA Waveski title

SA Waveski Open Champion Bruce Viaene on his way to taking the title in Jeffery's Bay this past weekend. Bruce Travenor/
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Jeffery’s Bay – Spectators and competitors were treated to a spectacle of waveski surfing during the 2017 SA Waveski Championships in Jeffery’s Bay this past weekend with Bruce Viaene taking home the overall honours. Waves where plentiful for the for the full three days of surfing as contestants battled it out in the surf and the quality of surfing has ...

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Big Box supports W2W in a big way

As keen mountain bikers, the Directors of Big Box Containers are proud to continue supporting the FNB Wines2Whales Mountain Bike (MTB) Events in more “exciting ways” than one.  In addition to logistical support in terms of container
offices and stores, and donating a 12m container to Cape Trails, Big Box also ran a fun competition where one luck team of mountain bikers could win an entry into the 2017 FNB W2W MTB Events.  Husband and wife duo Deon and Melanie Brenner are the lucky winners of the Big Box competition.   Seen here (from left to right):  Willie Ward (Director of Big Box Containers), Melanie and Deon Brenner and Jasper Coetzee (Managing Director of Big Box Containers).

As keen mountain bikers, the Directors of Big Box Containers are proud to continue supporting the FNB Wines2Whales Mountain Bike (MTB) Events in more “exciting ways” than one. Founded in Cape Town in 1997, Big Box Containers is a leading provider of high-quality new and used shipping containers. Although primarily a container rental company, Big Box also sells and converts ...

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