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Under-23 World Champ Alan Hatherly to tame Knysna Bull MTB race

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The impressive R260 000 prize purse at the Knynsa Bull made personal by Constantia Insurance MTB race has lead to some equally impressive mountain bike stars making their way to Knysna today. Now in it’s third year, the Knysna Bull 4-day mountain bike stage race has upped the ante in local racing by offering a winner-takes-all R200 000 for first ...

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Time-trial switch adds spice to Tour of Good Hope

Jayde Julius works hard to set the pace in the time-trial on the second stage of the Tour of Good Hope last year. This year, the 26.5km time-trial will be held on the third day, starting and finishing at the Boland Landbou school. Photo: Robert Ward

The race organisers have added a fresh dimension to the Takealot Tour of Good Hope this year by opting to hold the time-trial midway through the five-day race next month instead of at the start.   In recent years the time-trial has taken place on the second day, a Tuesday. However, ASG Events chief executive Erick Oosthuizen confirmed this week ...

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Du Toit cycles to maiden glory

The Herald Continental Cycle Tour MTB 80km Extreme Mens Winners 2019

Arno du Toit flew the Team DSV flag high in winning The Herald Continental Cycle Tour Mountain Bike Challenge at the Addo Polo Club on Sunday. Du Toit, racing in the absence of fellow DSV rider and defending champion Gert Heyns, finished in a time of two hours, 50 minutes and 29 seconds, as the first elite man h o ...

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Stellenbosch set to host first IMPI Challenge of 2019

Armin Botha in action at the IMPI Challenge #1 in 2018.  Photo Credit:  Mark Sampson

Stellenbosch will host the first IMPI Challenge of 2019, the IMPI Challenge #1 at Coetzenburg on Saturday, 06 April 2019.   “We are excited to kick off the 2019 IMPI Challenge Season in Stellenbosch,” says Pieter du Plessis, IMPI Challenge Race Director.  “IMPI Warriors can look forward to spectacular trail running combined with adrenaline pumping obstacles that will require crawling, ...

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Entries Open for 2019 FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and FNB Platinum Trail Run

Teboho Noosi by Tobias Ginsberg

North West Province – Entries have opened for the 17thannual FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and the 7thannual FNB Platinum Trail Run, two premier off-road events that will leave entrants begging for more at theATKVBuffelspoort on Saturday, 01 June 2019 and Sunday, 02 June 2019 respectively.       “The perfect weekend breakaway for families, the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and ...

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UJ student scales handcycling heights

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Four years ago, Palesa Manaleng thought any chance of a career in sport was over when she suffered a cycling accident that left her paralysed from the waist down.   Today the University of Johannesburg public relations student is the South African handcycling champion in the H3 category and planning a future which includes representing her country at a range ...

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2019 Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge

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Event:                         Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge Date:                         Saturday, 2 March 2019 Entries close:               22 February 2019 Distance:                     20km, 40km and 60km routes Venue:                         ThePurple Windmill, off the R44 Klapmuts   Entries close for the Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge this Friday, 22 February. This exciting event returns to the beautiful ...

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Substitution entries for the Cape Town Cycle Tour are open!

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(Cape Town, 18 February 2019) The official substitution process for the 2019 Cape Town Cycle Tour opened on Wednesday, 13 February 2019 at 1pm and closes onMonday, 25 February at 1pm.   The lowdown Every time you cross a timing mat out on the route the data from your timing chip is streamed to a server. This is how RaceTec ...

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Unbelievable finish ends memorable 2019 Dusi

An incredible end sprint in the ladies race decided the title as Chrisite Mackenzie (right) pipped Tamika Haw (left) to the line on day three of the 2019 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon on Saturday. Anthony Grote/
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Durban – An incredible end sprint saw Christie Mackenzie win her first FNB Dusi Crown from a valiant Tamika Haw while Andy Birkett fought illness to claim his ninth Dusi title at Blue Lagoon on Saturday afternoon. The ladies race was always going to be a tight tussle into Durban with neither Mackenzie nor Haw giving an inch. The pair ...

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Ho, Antonopoulos claim gold at 5th annual Sanlam Cape Mile

Chad Ho by Tobias Ginsberg

Chad Ho (Morningside, Durban) and Carli Antonopoulos (Durbanville) sprinted to victory at the 5thannual Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments at the serene Eikenhof Dam (Elgin Grabouw Country Club/Western Cape) on Sunday, 17 February 2019.   Ho claimed a hat-trick victory in an impressive time of 16 minutes 57 seconds. “I tried to go out as hard as ...

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