Author Archives: Tiaan Pretorius

AfricanX training runs culminate at Boschendal Wine Estate

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

The 5th and final AfricanX Training Run will take place this coming Saturday, 17 March 2018 at Boschendal Wine Estate, the home of the 2018 AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS.   Hosted under the guidance of former AfricanX winners Dawid Visser and Rohan Kennedy, the AfricanX Training Run #5 will give runners a perfect idea of what to expect from ...

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The World’s Premier MTB Race Joins Forces with LiveU to Provide Highest Quality Live Coverage


LiveU’s LU600 HEVC chosen by the Absa Cape Epic to stream live the unique 8-day annual mountain bike stage race covering 658 km in South Africa’s beautiful Western Cape region.   The world’s most televised mountain bike stage race, the Absa Cape Epic, has teamed up with LiveU to provide live coverage of the 8-day event in South Africa’s Western ...

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CEO and cycling shop owner take on the ABSA Cape Epic in aid of the institute for the blind


At the Institute for the Blind, nestled in the picturesque, mountain surrounded town of Worcester (also known as the ‘Care Capital of SA’), the visually impaired face Everest challenges daily. They need to live and survive in a world custom-made for people with five senses: sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste – the first being the most important.   The ...

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Mature De Bod seals second Tour of Good Hope title

Pic 2 final women podium LR

Stefan de Bod sealed his second overall title in the five-day Bestmed Tour of Good Hope in Paarl today.   The country’s premier road stage race, presented by Scicon and the City of Drakenstein, concluded alongside the Taal Monument that towers over the Cape Winelands town after 491km of racing.   De Bod’s teammate, the Italian Matteo Sobrero, won the ...

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Hoffman and Le Court own the peninsula at #40Take2

Nolan Hoffman and Kimberly Le Court De Billot_preview

(Cape Town, 11 March 2018) Nolan Hoffman (Team BCX) won the Cape Town Cycle Tour in spectacular fashion today. Hoffman out-sprinted Sam Gaze (Investec-Songo-Specialized) and Reynard Butler (Pro Touch) to win his third title in a time of 02:37:30.   Hoffman and his team rode textbook bunch sprint, which saw him appearing out of the group in perfect fashion to ...

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Cape Town Cycle Tour goes back #Back2OurRoutes at #40Take2


(Cape Town, 11 March 2018) Today saw the ‘rerun’ of the 40th edition of the world’s largest timed cycle race. Over 30 000 cyclists took on the iconic 109 kilometre route around the peninsula in almost perfect conditions, in contrast to the 2017 edition when high winds at the start and on the course forced the cancellation of the race. ...

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R155 000 Raised Through Auctions for

A massive R155 000 was raised during the auction and silent auction during the 10th anniversary celebrations. Photo by Etienne van Schoeman.

As part of the 10-year anniversary festivities, a celebration of all the sponsors and supporters of the charity was held at Dornier Wine Estate on Tuesday the 6th of March. The event looked back at the history and humble beginnings of before auctioning off a number of items, kindly donated by some of the charity’s sponsors, which raised ...

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Italian earns third strike for DiData

Spur’s Ariane Luthi took the top podium spot for the third day in a row on the 134km fourth stage of the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope, presented by Scicon and the City of Drakenstein, which ended near Paarl in the Cape Winelands today. Photo: Robert Ward

After a near perfect lead-out, Matteo Sobrero timed his sprint to perfection to win the fourth stage of the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope near Paarl in the Cape Winelands today.   The 20-year-old collected the third stage win in a row for the DiData outfit after Stefan de Bod’s time-trial victory on Tuesday and defending champion Kent Main’s effort ...

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Main repeats victory on Du Toitskloof Pass

Spur’s Ariane Luthi crosses the line to retain the yellow jersey on the third stage of the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope, presented by Scicon and the City of Drakenstein, today. The 137km stage ended at the top of Dutoitskloof Pass near Paarl in the Cape Winelands. Photo: Robert Ward

Defending champion Kent Main repeated his triumph of a year ago as he climbed to victory on top of Du Toitskloof Pass on the third stage of the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope near Paarl today.   The 137km queen stage of South Africa’s premier road stage race, which is presented by Scicon and the City of Drakenstein, saw the ...

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Young European stars out to prove a point at World Cup

Ready for the cross-country leg of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup near Stellenbosch in the Western Cape on Saturday are HEAD Bikes competitors, from left, Joel Roth, Barbora Prudkova, Zdenek Kaluzik (HEAD Bikes owner), Nina Benz and Silas Graf. Photo: Supplied

Boasting an impressive array of young talent, the two HEAD Bikes teams from Europe will be keen to make an impact at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in the Western Cape on Saturday.   The UCI HEAD Bikes Pro team and the Ciclo outfit will both have riders taking part in the cross-country leg of the World Cup race, ...

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