Cycling

Platt Bids For Win Number Five

“There is only one gas and that’s full gas,” laughs Karl Platt about the way he will be approaching the 2015 Absa Cape Epic. “I want to win it if possible.” His Team Bulls partner Urs Huber is also making no bones about their objective: “After a lot of bad luck last year we are coming to win it this ...

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Diary Listing: 2015 CAPE TOWN CYCLE TOUR

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Event:             Cape Town Cycle Tour Date:              Sunday, 8 March 2015 Distance:       109km Venue:           Cape Peninsula  On Sunday, 8 March 2015, 35 000 cyclists will line up in Hertzog Boulevard to participate in the world’s largest timed cycling event, the Cape Town Cycle Tour. Formerly known as the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum Cycle Tour, the event has grown beyond the imagination of ...

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Unstoppable Kleinhans and Reid win Tankwa Trek

The good nature of the sport. Photo Credit: Oakpics

Erik Kleinhans and James Reid (RECM) won the 2015 DUTOIT Tankwa Trek, while Waylon Woolcock and Darren Lill (RED-E Blend) took the honours in the final stage. The third stage was over 87km (26km neutral) in the Koue Bokkeveld. Woolcock and Lill won in 2 hours, 14 minutes and 21 seconds. Kleinhans en Reid came in second just a few ...

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Sahm king of the Tankwa Trek queen stage

Stefan Sahm (Team Bulls) won the second stage of the DUTOIT Tankwa  - Photo www.oakpics.com

  Stefan Sahm (Team Bulls) won the second stage of the DUTOIT Tankwa Trek over 89km and 2240m of vertical ascending in the Ceres Valley in 3 hours, 51 minutes and 14 seconds. Erik Kleinhans and James Reid (RECM) once again won the team competition in 3:53.34 increasing their overall lead over Waylon Woolcock and Darren Lill (RED-E Blend, 3:55.05) ...

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Tour de Boland announces SA’s richest time-trial

Top national and international time-triallists will vie for a new R50 000 prize purse on stage three of the Bestmed Tour de Boland, presented by Pinarello, on March 4. Here Cape Town cyclist Andy Davies sets off during last year’s event. Photo: Capcha Photography

Organisers of next month’s Bestmed Tour de Boland have announced a new R50 000 time-trial prize purse – the richest in South African cycling. The five-day road tour, in partnership with Buffet Olives, will reward the best individual time-triallists on the 30km third stage between Ceres and Tulbagh on March 4. According to event organiser Wynand de Villiers, the aim ...

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Absa Cape Epic Wins Again

The Absa Cape Epic has walked away with top honours in the prestigious Sport Participation Event category at the Discovery Sport Industry Awards  - Photo Supplied

The Absa Cape Epic has walked away with top honours in the prestigious Sport Participation Event category at the Discovery Sport Industry Awards for the second year running. The awards, which celebrate the most “creative, innovative and commendable” work in South Africa’s sporting sector, were held at the Sandton Convention Centre last night (Thursday, 12 February 2015). The Sport Participation ...

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Mennen’s Epic Epic Journey

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Germany’s Robert Mennen seems destined to have an interesting relationship with the Absa Cape Epic.  In 2013 he was forced out of the race when he hit what he described as “a peeg” as he descended on singletrack during Stage 1 near Citrusdal.  The pig, it turned out, was a duiker (small antelope) and in the ensuing tumble Mennen broke his ...

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Arabella Challenge entries now open

February 2015: Bookings are now open for the fourth Arabella Challenge to be held at the end of April this year at Arabella Hotel & Spa. The success of previous challenges has shown that providing an event that caters for a range of fitness levels, in an environment which is challenging yet inspiring has created demand for participation from mountain bikers ...

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Joker José Looks For Consistency

Jose Hermida(Spain) and Rudi Van Houts(Netherlands) of Multivan Merida win stage 1 of the 2013 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Citrusdal, South Africa on the 18 March 2013

Photo by Nick Muzik/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

If there was a prize for popularity at the Absa Cape Epic the Spanish/Dutch combination of José Hermida and Rudi van Houts would be the winners by some distance. The irrepressible Spaniard is always smiling, always ready with a joke and appears to have an endless supply of good humour. Van Houts is a bit quieter and something of a ...

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