What makes a stage race special?

Marleen Lourens in action during the Ride2Nowhere 2014

So I got the opportunity to take part in the Ride2Nowhere this year and I must say the only thing I knew about the event is that it was held in the town of McGregor nearby Robertson, and that was it. And as I had done quite a large number of stage races I knew the deal and how these ...

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Satellite Classic heads into the bush

“The Satellite Classic has become such a feature on the road racing circuit that it was only natural to try to secure a mountain bike event over the same weekend.” - Photo Supplied

The North-West Province’s premier seeding event for the Cape Town Cycle Tour has taken a detour – into the bush. Organisers of the Bestmed Satellite Classic, which is presented by ASG, have added a mountain biking component to create a whole weekend of scintillating cycling on October 18 and 19. On the Saturday, the 80km and 106km road races roll ...

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Cape Leopards still frequent FNB Wines2Whales MTB routes

Seen here:  Popeye (Boland Male / BM17) patrolling the trails of Pofadder after his collar was remotely dropped.  Photo Credit:  Cape Leopard Trust (CLT) Boland Project

The Cape Leopard Trust (CLT) Boland Project is pleased to announce that Cape Leopards, Popeye (Boland Male / BM17) and Olive (Boland Female / BF14) still frequent the FNB Wines2Whales Mountain Bike (MTB) routes. “Old Popeye is still the master of the Groenlandberg,” says Jeannie Hayward of the CLT Boland Project.  “After four years of monitoring we still spot Popeye ...

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Cape Town Cycle Tour general entries close in record time

General entries for the 2015 Cape Town Cycle Tour have closed in record time – in just under eight hours.

(Cape Town, 26 September 2014) General entries for the 2015 Cape Town Cycle Tour, the world’s largest timed cycle race, have closed in record time – a staggering 8 hours! Entries opened at 14h00 on Friday, 26 September and by 22h00 all general entries had been filled. The Cycle Tour – in recognition of its global status and international appeal – was ...

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Fouché takes Campus2Campus hat-trick

Bonitas sprinter Herman Fouché (second from right) celebrates his third successive victory at the Bestmed Campus2Campus SuperClassic in Potchefstroom on Sunday. Tesfom Okbamariam (left) of the MTN-Qhubeka feeder team was second, followed by Tyler Day of Westvaal-BMC in third. Photo: Mario van de Wall

Sprinter Herman Fouché hurtled into a heavy crosswind to claim his hat-trick of wins at the Bestmed Campus2Campus SuperClassic in Potchefstroom on Sunday. The Bonitas fast man tore into the finish at the North-West University rag farm to take the 10th edition of the cycle race in a time of 2:40:54. African road champion Tesfom Okbamariam turned in a tenacious ...

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Cycling for change with Ride for RedCap

After two tough days in the saddle riders complete last year's successful Ride for Redcap endurance cycle in central Durban.  - Pierre Tostee/
MRP Foundation Communications

Durban – Plenty of team spirit and countless hours of training and preparation will soon be tested when thirty cyclists ride from Johannesburg to Durban in less than 48 hours, and all in the name of changing young South Africans’ lives for the better. The fifth annual Ride for RedCap, one of South Africa’s most gruelling charity cycling rides, is ...

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Absa Cape Epic team heads for the snow

Snow Epic happening from Jan 14-18 in Engelberg (Switzerland)

The team behind the world’s foremost mountain bike stage race, the Absa Cape Epic in South Africa, is spreading its wings … into the Swiss Alps. From January 14 to 18 in 2015 it will stage Snow Epic, Europe’s first winter festival of biking, in the idyllic Alps town of Engelberg. The riding will be done on fatbikes, the new ...

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Sahm excited by Pennypinchers Origin of Trails debut

Seen here:  Swiss mountain biking star, Stefan Sahm in action.  Photo Credit:  Werner Sahm

Swiss mountain biking star Stefan Sahm will toe the line at the 2014 Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails 2-Day Mountain Bike Stage Race in Stellenbosch on Friday, 28 November and Saturday, 29 November 2014. Sahm, whose impressive track record includes amongst others, three ABSA Cape Epic victories, three Transalp Challenge victories, two Trans Schwarzwald victories, one Trans Germany victory and one ...

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De Groot continues strong season with Karoo-To-Coast win

The 2014 Pennypinchers Karoo-to-Coast women's podium (from left): Jennie Stenerhag (second), Robyn de Groot (first) and Cherise Stander (third).

South African mountain bike marathon champion, Robyn de Groot (Biogen Toyota) continued with her impressive debut season as a full-time mountain bike racer when she won the iconic Pennypinchers Karoo-to-Coast race title in Knysna on Sunday. De Groot clocked a time of three hours 29 minutes 18 seconds, just over a minute ahead of Swedish national marathon champion, Jennie Stenerhag ...

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