Cycling

Gouveris, Schoeman lead the way in Lorraine Cycle Tour

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Brad Gouveris’s late decision to enter the Lorraine Cycle Tour paid dividends when he finished top of the podium in the 80km feature race in Port Elizabeth today.   The 21-year-old from PE, riding for Action Cycles, edged Warwick Renard in the sprint for the line to add a second title to his maiden triumph in 2017 with a time ...

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Strong international field on display at Helivac Paarl Boxing Day

Bernhard Esterhuizen crosses the finish line last year to claim victory in the 25-Mile. Picture caption: Laurel Andrews

The 122nd staging of the Helivac Paarl Boxing Day Track Challenge this year will see the most prestigious field in recent history line up for the iconic event. Along with South Africa’s best professional cyclists, more than thirty quality track cyclists from all over Africa will take part in the meeting, which is presented in association with Alfa Bodyworks and ...

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Historic start for Bestmed Tshwane Classic

Former Tshwane Mayor gives the Bestmed Tshwane Classic the thumbs up at the start line last year. Jetline Action Photo

The Bestmed Tshwane Classic, which takes place on 3 November this year, constitutes an unprecedented success story in South African cycling, according to event organiser Mauritz Meyer. “The Bestmed Tshwane Classic is off to a blinding start compared to its other city race counterparts. None of the other current mass participation cycling events recorded the same growth in their first ...

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Schoeman relishes role as cycle tour ambassador

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Besides being a prime competitor with 18 titles under her belt, Port Elizabeth star Anriette Schoeman is revelling in her role as ambassador of the long-running Lorraine Cycle Tour.   The 20th edition of what has become a PE institution will be held at Lorraine Primary School on Saturday and the 42-year-old Schoeman is ready to take her place among ...

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Lorraine Cycle Tour set for bumper event

Nelson Mandela Bay star Anriette Schoeman is set to defend her title in the Lorraine Cycle Tour in Port Elizabeth next Saturday. Photo: Full Stop Communications

The Lorraine Cycle Tour is poised to make another positive impact on the sport in Nelson Mandela Bay when the annual tour takes place at Lorraine Primary School on Saturday, October 12.   Although the Africa Cup, scheduled to take place in the same period as the cycle tour, has been cancelled, race director Alex Cooper said this would have ...

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Flying finish to 2019 Berg & Bush Descent

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Nico Bell and Wessel Botha (NAD Pro) and Amy McDougall and Robyn de Groot (dormakaba) are the 2019 Grindrod Bank Berg & Bush Descent champions. Bell and Botha were neck and neck with Phil Buys and Matthys Beukes (Pyga Eurosteel) all weekend, ultimately taking the win just three seconds ahead of the 2018 champions. McDougall and De Groot were dominant ...

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Stark and Giliomee Beat the Elements at the BUCO Karoo to the Coast

Sebastian Stark leads Waylon Woolcock up one of the many climbs with punctuate the Prince Alfred’s Pass road from Uniondale to Knysna. Photo by Oakpics.com.

Sebastian Stark and Nicky Giliomee prevailed against the elements, on a day when the heavens opened over the Prince Alfred’s Pass, to win the 2019 BUCO Karoo to Coast. The 96-kilometre-long, ultra-marathon, mountain bike race started in Uniondale as a few drops of rain began to fall, but by the time the riders reached Knysna the precipitation was torrential. Sunday, ...

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