Cycling

Smith on song for second Silverstar win

Eventual winner Pierre Smith (left) and Guylin van den Berg in action during the Pennypinchers Silverstar Mountain Bike Challenge on Saturday. Photo: Jetline Action Photo

Defending champion Pierre Smith demonstrated a convincing return to form when he made it two in a row at the Pennypinchers Silverstar Mountain Bike Challenge near Krugersdorp on Saturday. Smith, who missed the greater part of the season due to a torn thigh muscle, proved he was back on song when he outsprinted Guylin van den Berg to retain the ...

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Record International field for bridge Cape Pioneer Trek

The Swartberg Pass, an 11-kilometre, 1100-metre out-of-category climb, will once again be a key feature of the 2014 Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race in South Africa next month.
Photo credit: Zoon Cronje/Nikon/Xtremedia

Momentum is building for the 2014 Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race as almost 400 riders from a record 15 countries have secured their entries, with a number of top names confirmed on the start list. The seven-day race, which starts on 12 October 2014, covers a distance of 574km with a total vertical ascent of 11 ...

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New route for 10th Campus2Campus

The Bestmed Campus2Campus Super Classic celebrates its 10th anniversary with a change of venue and route at the Potchefstroom campus of North-West Unversity on September 28. Photo: Mauritz Meyer

The Bestmed Campus2Campus Super Classic has introduced a change of venue and route for the 10th edition of the cycle race, which takes place in the North-West Province on Sunday, September 28. The event, which is presented annually by North-West University, moves to the Potchefstroom campus after starting at the Vanderbijlpark campus and the Ventersdorp military base in recent years. ...

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Kargo Pro MTB Team on the move

Rourke Croeser's solid 35th at the recent UCI MTB World Cup at Méribel, France  - MTBCrossCountry.com

Durban – South Africa’s ground-breaking mountain biking setup, Kargo Pro MTB team, is currently a hive of activity as its current members continue to shine in major cross country and marathon events both domestically and across the globe while an exciting new talent recently joined the outfit as well. Team ace Rourke Croeser saw the team abuzz ahead of the ...

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Get ready for the 2015 Absa Cape Epic new route

The lead riders during stage 1 of the 2014 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wines in Robertson, South Africa on the 24 March 2014

Photo by Nick Muzik/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

The annual highlight on the Absa Cape Epic calendar (besides the race of course) is just around the corner! The much-anticipated launch of the 2015 route will take place in the mother city for the very first time on 22 October. The Westin Cape Town, on the foreshore, will host this prestigious event, and promises to be a spectacular night ...

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Charity support a key focus for Helderberg Sunrise Rotary Club

Riders enjoying Stage One of the 2013 FNB W2W MTB Race that started at Lourensford Wine Estate (Somerset West) and finished at Oak Valley Sport Field (Elgin).  Stage Two started and finished at Oak Valley Sport Field (Elgin), while Stage Three started at Oak Valley Sport Field (Elgin) and finished at Onrus Caravan Park (just outside Hermanus).  Riders could relax knowing that their vehicles were in the safe hands of the Helderberg Sunrise Rotary Club.  Photo Credit ~ Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

Known to many as the vehicle transport experts at the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events, the Helderberg Sunrise Rotary Club put the funds generated through their involvement with these three premier MTB stage races to good use by supporting a number of admirable projects including The Khomani San Project, Brak en Jan Creche, Youth Services and The HOPE ...

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Venter crowned world time-trial champion

Bestmed-ASG rider Juanita Venter is the new time-trial world champion in the 35 to 39 age category. She won gold at the UCI Amateur Road World Championships in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on Wednesday. Photo: Capcha

South African time-trial champion Juanita Venter beat the world’s top veteran cyclists to win gold in her signature event on the opening day of the UCI Amateur Road World Championships in Slovenia on Wednesday. Venter set a solid pace on the streets of Ljubljana to cover the 18.6km out-and-back course in 26:53.2 and claim the world champion’s rainbow jersey in ...

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Van der Spuy & Smith look to break Scottburgh MTB winner’s curse

Men's defending champion Evan van der Spuy (Varsity College) will be hard pressed to defend his men's title at the Scottburgh MTB Race presented by Sappi on Sunday as the likes of Quattro's Tyron Bird and Thule's Tyronne White look to spoil his show.

Scottburgh – Both men’s and women’s race defending champions will feature on the start line on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast beach as part of a big field of mountain bike enthusiasts for the Scottburgh MTB Race presented by Sappi, with Evan der Spuy and Hayley Smith desperate to overcome the notorious ‘curse of the defending champ’. Varsity College’s van der ...

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