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Kruger and Beers sprint to Winelands stage win

Pic 1 Matt Beers and HB Kruger LR

HB Kruger and Matt Beers timed their attack to perfection to snatch the stage win on the second day of the Liberty Winelands Encounter mountain-bike race in Franschhoek today.   The ASG-NAD pair outsprinted stage one winners and overnight leaders Gert Heyns and Arno du Toit at the end of a 48km loop from the Le Franschhoek Hotel and back. ...

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Heyns, Du Toit fight back to win at Winelands Encounter

Pic 2 Arno du Toit LR

Gert Heyns and Arno du Toit overcame an early mechanical to take the honours on the opening stage of the Liberty Winelands Encounter in the Cape Winelands today.   Presented by STANLIB, the first day of the three-stage race saw the field tackle a 49km stretch from Zorgvliet Wine Estate just outside Stellenbosch to Le Franschhoek Hotel in Franschhoek.   ...

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Financial gurus throw weight behind Cycle4Cansa

Making their donation of R50 000 to Emmie Bonner of the Rustenburg Care Centre at last year’s Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship are chief executive Louwrens Smith (left) and marketing director Werner Swanepoel (right). Photo: Full Stop Communications

A desire to support a worthy cause and a passion for cycling are behind Optimum Financial Services’ commitment to the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship at Sun City later this year.   Joining the event as presenting sponsor, the Pretoria-based financial company will increase their backing this time, building on the R50 000 donation they made last year.   Cycle4Cansa, which focuses on ...

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Rebello, Joubert aim to consolidate partnership at Winelands

Riders during stage 1 of the 2017 Liberty Winelands Encounter from Stellenbosch to Franschhoek, 21 April 2017. Photo by Ewald Sadie

After a slightly disruptive start to their year, Dylan Rebello and Marco Joubert are looking forward to the challenge of the Liberty Winelands Encounter Series, starting on Friday.   The Imbuko-Momsen pair began their partnership this year, but their plans were somewhat derailed after the Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge in January when Joubert broke a collarbone.   The next time ...

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New elements add value to Winelands Encounter

Cyclists in the Liberty Winelands Encounter can again look forward to a variety of scenic trails when the event takes place in the Cape Winelands from April 13 to 15. Photo: Ewald Sadie

A route to provide special memories and an extended stay at the luxury Le Franschhoek Hotel are two of the key elements race organisers ASG Events believe will add value to the Liberty Winelands Encounter next weekend.   Taking place in the Cape Winelands from April 13 to 15, the mountain-bike stage race forms part of the Liberty Encounter Series, ...

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Munro, Stockwell & McDougall Complete Perfect Glacier Cradle Traverse Experiences

From left to right: Dieter Rothman, Trevor D’Oliveira, Keith and Seve Buhr – rode the final stage to raise funds for the Smile Foundation. Photo by Sage Lee Voges/www.zcmc.co.za.

The 2018 Glacier Cradle Traverse came to a close at Avianto Estate – in Muldersdrift, on Sunday the 8th of April – as Bryce Munro, Andrew Stockwell and Amy McDougall completed perfect clean sweeps of all three stages. Similarly Yolandi du Toit and Ben-Melt Swanepoel dominated the mixed category, while the mother/daughter combination of Yolande and Michelle de Villiers reigned ...

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European HEAD owner impressed with SA cycling culture

European HEAD Bikes owner Zdenek Kaluzik was impressed with the cycling culture in South Africa when he visited the country early this month. Photo: Supplied

The culture of cycling in South Africa has made a big impression on the European owner of HEAD Bikes, Zdenek Kaluzik, who visited the country on a fact-finding mission this month.   Long an established name in sports such as tennis and snow skiing, the HEAD brand has made serious inroads into the European cycling market in the last six ...

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In-form Butler sprints to first Emperors Palace Classic title

Pic 1 Reynard Butler Bestmed Emperors Palace Classic LR

Reynard Butler’s purple patch continued when he sprinted to his third victory in a month in a major one-day classic at the Bestmed Emperors Classic road race in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, today.   The 29-year-old ProTouch rider from Roodepoort, who took his maiden title in the 98km race after previously finishing second, praised his team for delivering him to victory. ...

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Entries Sell Out Instantaneously

The lead bunch  during stage 1 of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wine Estate in Robertson, South Africa on the 19th March 2018

Photo by Greg Beadle/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

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Quick fingers won the day as 100 Early Bird entries for the 2019 Absa Cape Epic sold out instantly on Monday, 26 March – a day after the highly successful 15th edition. Of the thousands of hopefuls who logged on to the Absa Cape Epic website at 3pm today, only 100 were lucky enough to secure a slot in the ...

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The World’s Premier MTB Race Joins Forces with LiveU to Provide Highest Quality Live Coverage

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LiveU’s LU600 HEVC chosen by the Absa Cape Epic to stream live the unique 8-day annual mountain bike stage race covering 658 km in South Africa’s beautiful Western Cape region.   The world’s most televised mountain bike stage race, the Absa Cape Epic, has teamed up with LiveU to provide live coverage of the 8-day event in South Africa’s Western ...

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