Cycling

Tankwa success for the Swede and the South African

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Today marked the third and highly anticipated ‘Queen Stage’ of the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen.   An adrenaline fuelled descent aptly labelled ‘Du Toit Drop’ created conflicting emotions as riders enjoyed the thrill of the downhill but also feared the climb to follow. In the back of everybody’s mind the infamous ‘Merino Monster’ loomed large – the meanest ...

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Champions crowned after clash in the Koue Bokkeveld

Stage4 #HoudenbekHeaven 2019 Momentum Health Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen image by Zoon Cronje from www.zcmc.co.za

Reigning Mountain Bike Marathon World Champion Henrique Avancini and his German partner Manuel Fumic have been crowned 2019 Momentum Health Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen champions.   The Cannondale Factory Racing team won three out of four stages to finish with a hard-earned three minute gap on their competitors. The victory comes especially sweet after the 2018 event, where Fumic ...

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FNB Wines2Whales Finale Returns to Onrus

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To celebrate the tenth anniversary of FNB Wines2Whales the race finished in Hermanus in 2018.  While The Marine Hotel added more than a touch of glamour to the final day’s proceedings the relaxed – small town – atmosphere of Onrus was calling the race home. The 2019 Chardonnay, Pinotage and Shiraz events will heed the call and return to the ...

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Blistering Koue Bokkeveld victory

2019 Momentum Health Tankwa Trek Presented By Biogen - Stage 1 | #BokveldBliss - Captured by Daniel Coetzee for www.zcmc.co.za

The world’s top mountain bikers have arrived in the Koue Bokkeveld for South Africa’s premier four day stage race, the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen. The 2019 event was more eagerly anticipated than ever. A ground-breaking live streaming component as well as a brand new opening stage has had mountain bike fanatics licking their lips for months now. ...

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Winelands Encounter set for another capacity entry

Competitors will experience some of the most scenic trails in the Cape Winelands when the Liberty Winelands Encounter takes place from April 12 to 14. Photo: Robert Ward

Billed as a high-quality but affordable event, race organisers ASG Events are geared up for a flood of interest in the Liberty Winelands Encounter, which takes place in mid-April.   This is the second leg of the annual Liberty Encounter Series, which includes the TransCape MTB Encounter, currently in progress, and the Waterberg Encounter in June.   Starting in Boschendal, ...

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Berge & Dale remains popular date on cycling calendar

Another big entry is expected for the Takealot Berge & Dale cycling road race by the time entries close on February 13. The event celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and will take place in Krugersdorp on the West Rand on February 23. Picture: Mariola Biela

For two decades the Takealot Berge & Dale has been a must-do event on South Africa’s road cycling calendar and this year’s 20th edition on February 23 promises to be no different.   Under new sponsors in Takealot.com and with a new venue in Silverstar Casino, race organisers ASG Events are anticipating a surge of interest before entries close on ...

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Positive Sports’ financial arm will assist cyclists

South African cycling distribution company Positive Sports Solutions has created a financial arm, Positive Capital Solutions, to assist local cyclists with funding for products in its range. Photo: Supplied

South African cycling distribution company Positive Sports Solutions has added a further string to its bow by setting up a financial arm to assist local cyclists.   The new division, Positive Capital Solutions, will create funding options for cyclists, covering all products within the company’s range.   In the latter stages of 2017, Positive Sports Solutions embarked on a strategy ...

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UCI status sparks massive interest in Tour of Good Hope

The UCI status of the Takealot Tour of Good Hope road cycling race in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8 was officially confirmed by the international body last week. Photo: Robert Ward

The international cycling body last week officially confirmed UCI status for the Takealot Tour of Good Hope, sparking a rising wave of interest in the March event.   The tour, one of South Africa’s premier road races, takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8, providing a showcase for both local and overseas riders to earn international ...

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New sponsor for Berge & Dale road race

Takealot.com have stepped in to sponsor one of South Africa’s oldest road cycling races, the Berge & Dale, which takes place in Krugersdorp on the West Rand on February 23. Photo: Mariola Biela

The Berge & Dale road cycling race will celebrate its 20th anniversary in style next month, with Takealot.com coming on board as naming sponsor for one of the country’s most popular events.   The annual race takes place in Krugersdorp on the West Rand on February 23, starting and finishing at the Silverstar Casino. The feature distance will be over ...

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Internationals dominate TransCape podium

TransCape MTB 2019, presented by Liberty SA & Volvo SA, from George to Franschhoek,   Western Cape, South Africa, RSA

International cyclists dominated the podium spots when the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter got under way in George today.   Australian mountain-bikers Damien Ingram and Stuart Cathcart were first home in the 78km stage from George to Oudtshoorn, while Germany’s defending champion Udo Mueller led the way in the solo category.   Overseas riders filled the first three places in the ...

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