Cycling

Buys, Sanders roar loudest at Lionman

Pieter Seyffert leads the charge up the first climb at Nissan TrailSeeker Lionman

Philip Buys and Samantha Saunders were crowned men and women’s winners in the marathon race at the Nissan Trailseeker Lionman mountain bike event on Saturday.   The third round of the 2017 Gauteng Nissan Trailseeker Series attracted close to 2500 participants, who enjoyed the warm conditions and challenging bush trails of the Mabalingwe Nature Reserve in the Waterberg, north of ...

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Iconic link for Tour of Good Hope

Jayde Julius (left), Nolan Hoffman (centre) and Clint Hendricks pose in front of the statue of Nelson Mandela after a stage of the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope. Photo: Warren Elsom/Capcha Photography

The Bestmed Tour of Good Hope will have a direct link to one of the world’s most iconic figures when the stage race is hosted by the Drakenstein Correctional Centre situated between Paarl and Franschhoek next year. The facility, previously known as the Victor Verster Prison, made international headlines on February 11, 1990, when Nelson Mandela took his first steps ...

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Two first time winners for Knysna Cycle Tour road race

Brendon Davids and Carmen Buchacher

Brendon Davids clinched his first Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour road race title today, finishing the 115km event in a time of 02:45:30 and beating Reynard Butler and Thando Zothe by more than a minute. In a sprint finish Butler (02:47:19 ) beat Zothe (02:47:20) by just a split second. Davids, who rides for Team Road Cover, said he was happy ...

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Local favourites and defending champs all confirmed

2016 second-place finisher Jason Meaton is hunger for a win in 2017. (c) Jazz Kuschke

(JEFFREYS BAY) – Entries for the JBay Wind Farm MTB Classic are selling fast and a host of big names and previous winners have already confirmed their participation. Defending champion, Ndumiso ‘Maza’ Dontso will be on the start line on 22 July 2017. The RMB Change A Life rider will once again be joined by teammate Luvuyo ‘Thando’ Siyasi (who ...

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Mountain bikers set for ultimate alumni challenge

Nederburg Wine Estate near Paarl will host the second Varsity MTB Challenge, sponsored by First National Bank, later this year. Photo: Supplied

Alumni from the respective universities could play a major role in the outcome of the annual Varsity MTB Challenge when the second edition takes place near Paarl in the Cape Winelands from September 30. The two-day event, which is sponsored by First National Bank, will see current and past students form an alliance as they compete for their tertiary institutions ...

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Grand Finale to stay at Val de Vie

Absa Cape Epic 2017 Stage 7

The acclaimed Val de Vie Estate proved to be a popular and successful host for the final stage finish of this year’s race. Now the Estate has joined the Untamed African MTB race’s sponsor family and will be the Grand Finale venue for at least the next five years. “As South Africa’s top lifestyle estate, Val de Vie’s offering is ...

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Calling all junior mountain bikers

Junior mountain bikers are in for a treat at the 3rd annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge that will take place at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate on Saturday, 16 and Sunday, 17 September 2017.  Seen here:  Junior mountain bikers in action during the 2016 Fedhealth Kids MTB Events.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Franschhoek – Junior mountain bikers are in for a treat at the 3rd annual Fedhealth MTB Challenge that will take place at the picturesque Boschendal Wine Estate on Saturday, 16 and Sunday, 17 September 2017. A mountain biker’s dream come true, Boschendal boasts well-designed, unspoilt mountain bike trails, gorgeous scenery and an array of activities that cater for the entire ...

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Madibaz looking to bounce back at cycling champs

Gert Heyns (left), seen here leading Arno du Toit during the recent PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race near Addo, will be the riders to watch in the mountain bike race at the University Sport South Africa championships in Port Elizabeth next month. Photo: Full Stop Communications

The Bestmed NMMU-Madibaz cycling team will look to rekindle the form that took them to overall victory three seasons ago when the varsity host the annual University Sport South Africa champs next month. The former champions will compete against the North-West University, University of Pretoria, Stellenbosch University and Varsity College in a three-day road tour as well as a mountain ...

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