Cycling

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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Cycle Tour entries open on 26 September 2014

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(Cape Town, 27 August 2014) The Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust (CTCTT), organisers of the annual Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum Cycle Tour, has announced that entries to the 2015 tour will open on Friday, 26 September 2014 at 1pm to coincide with an important announcement relating to the event.  The Cycle Tour – now in its 38th year ...

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Smith focuses on Scottburgh title defence

Following a strong display in 2013 Hayley Smith is hoping to replicate that performance in 2014 as she plans the defence of her Scottburgh MTB Race presented by Sappi crown when she sets off from the coastal town on Sunday, 31 August.  - Darren Goddard/
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Scottburgh – Hayley Smith, last year’s Scottburgh MTB Race presented by Sappi women’s title winner, recently confirmed she will join men’s defending champion Evan van der Spuy in returning for this year’s edition of the popular South Coast showdown on Sunday 31 August and the young local talent is eager to repel the challenge of her fellow ladies title hopefuls. ...

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Cycling SA select ‘juniors’ for Worlds

Bestmed-ASG junior cyclists (from left) Michelle Benson, Catherine Colyn and Monique Gerber will represent the future of South African women’s cycling at the UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain, from September 21 to 28. Photo: Gerda Benson

African champion Monique Gerber will spearhead the South African junior women’s attack at the UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain, from September 21 to 28. Gerber and fellow Bestmed-ASG teammates Catherine Colyn and Michelle Benson will make up the junior female component of the national team, which was announced by Cycling South Africa on Friday. Team manager Owen Botha ...

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Haywood excited to take on the Pennypinchers Origin of Trails

Well-known South African actress and TV presenter Vanessa Haywood will be seen in action at the Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails 2-Day Mountain Bike Stage Race, that will take place in Stellenbosch on Friday, 28 November and Saturday, 29 November 2014.

Amidst frantic wedding preparations, well-known South African actress and TV presenter Vanessa Haywood is still managing to keep her cycling calendar up to date and has entered the second annual Pennypinchers Origin Of Trails 2-Day Mountain Bike Stage Race, that will take place in Stellenbosch on Friday, 28 November and Saturday, 29 November 2014, one month after her marriage to ...

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Venter ready to race against world’s best

Bestmed-ASG rider Juanita Venter (left), seen here in action during the Bestmed Tour de Boland, will take on the world’s best veteran women at the UCI Amateur Road World Championships in Ljublijana, Slovenia, from August 27. Photo: Capcha Photography

National road and time-trial champion Juanita Venter is preparing to take on the world’s best veteran women at the UCI Amateur Road World Championships in Ljublijana, Slovenia, from August 27.Venter, who races locally in the colours of Bestmed-ASG, will be aiming for a medal in the time-trial discipline on Wednesday. She will also take part in the road race on ...

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Silverstar Mountain Bike Challenge shines this spring

Riders will enjoy some great mountain biking when one of the first spring races, the Pennypinchers Silverstar Mountain Bike Challenge, rolls around on September 6. Photo: Jetline/Action Photo

  Gauteng mountain bikers will have a chance to stretch their legs and shake off the winter cobwebs with the first of the spring races near Krugersdorp on September 6. The Pennypinchers Silverstar Mountain Bike Challenge offers true mountain biking in the heart of suburbia with spectacular views of the City of Gold. Race organiser Wynand de Villiers believes it ...

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Van der Spuy mum about Scottburgh 2014 chances

Having claimed the Scottburgh MTB Race presented by Sappi in 2013 Evan van der Spuy (Varsity College) has not put too much pressure on himself to defend his title when the race gets underway on 31 August in the South Coast town. - Darren Goddard/
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  Scottburgh – Men’s defending champion Evan van der Spuy will have to be on top of his game if he is to become the first ever rider to successfully defend his Scottburgh MTB Race presented by Sappi title when this year’s South coast clash takes place on Sunday 31 August. Having previously been staged in June and coinciding with ...

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Pretoria Boys High hosts 24-hour mountain bike challenge

The endurance of Gauteng mountain bikers will be tested to the full when the Pretoria Boys High School 24-Hour Challenge takes place on Saturday, September 6. Photo: Hendrik Steytler Photography

The grit and determination of the Gauteng mountain biking fraternity will be tested to the full when the Pretoria Boys High School 24-Hour Challenge takes place on Saturday, September 6. The fourth edition of this endurance event, presented by Barden Tyres, will once again roll out across the 85-acre campus in Brooklyn, southeast of the city centre. According to organiser ...

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