Cycling

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

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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

PLEASE ENSURE THE APPROPRIATE CREDIT IS GIVEN TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER AND SPORTZPICS ALONG WITH THE ABSA CAPE EPIC

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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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CEO and cycling shop owner take on the ABSA Cape Epic in aid of the institute for the blind

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At the Institute for the Blind, nestled in the picturesque, mountain surrounded town of Worcester (also known as the ‘Care Capital of SA’), the visually impaired face Everest challenges daily. They need to live and survive in a world custom-made for people with five senses: sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste – the first being the most important.   The ...

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Mature De Bod seals second Tour of Good Hope title

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Stefan de Bod sealed his second overall title in the five-day Bestmed Tour of Good Hope in Paarl today.   The country’s premier road stage race, presented by Scicon and the City of Drakenstein, concluded alongside the Taal Monument that towers over the Cape Winelands town after 491km of racing.   De Bod’s teammate, the Italian Matteo Sobrero, won the ...

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Hoffman and Le Court own the peninsula at #40Take2

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(Cape Town, 11 March 2018) Nolan Hoffman (Team BCX) won the Cape Town Cycle Tour in spectacular fashion today. Hoffman out-sprinted Sam Gaze (Investec-Songo-Specialized) and Reynard Butler (Pro Touch) to win his third title in a time of 02:37:30.   Hoffman and his team rode textbook bunch sprint, which saw him appearing out of the group in perfect fashion to ...

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Cape Town Cycle Tour goes back #Back2OurRoutes at #40Take2

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(Cape Town, 11 March 2018) Today saw the ‘rerun’ of the 40th edition of the world’s largest timed cycle race. Over 30 000 cyclists took on the iconic 109 kilometre route around the peninsula in almost perfect conditions, in contrast to the 2017 edition when high winds at the start and on the course forced the cancellation of the race. ...

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