Cycling

Endometriosis won’t get Jenna down at the FNB Platinum Trail Run

Fifteen year old Jenna Schubach from Rustenburg will take on the 2019 FNB Platinum Trail Run as part of her “Endometriosis Awareness” campaign.  Schubach was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2017 at the age of 14.  When entering the FNB Platinum Trail Run online, trail runners can choose to make a donation towards Jenna’s “Endometriosis Awareness” campaign.  Alternatively entrants can also show their support by wearing anything yellow on event day.  Seen here:  Jenna with her father Murray at the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic.

Fifteen year old Jenna Schubach from Rustenburg will take on the 2019 FNB Platinum Trail Run as part of her “Endometriosis Awareness” campaign.   Schubach was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2017 at the age of 14.  “A basic explanation for endometriosiswould be when the tissue of the endometrium sheds and begins to form growths on other organs and surfaces in ...

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Gaze and Van Der Breggen Storm to songo.info Champions Race Success

Annika Langvad finished third in the elite women’s race aboard the custom songo.info inspired Specialized S-Works Epic she will race at the Absa Cape Epic. Photo by Michal Červený.

On Wednesday the 13thof March the Kaymandi Sports Fields and songo.info BMX track hosted the 2019 songo.info Champions Race. The Stellenbosch based sporting and education charity attracted eight former and reigning World Champions, three Olympic Gold Medallists and the reigning European Champion. Accounting for three of those eleven titles between them Sam Gaze and Anna van der Breggen were worthy ...

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Perfect mix for Winelands Encounter route

The Liberty Winelands Encounter will again provide a good mix of luxury accommodation and a variety of mountain-bike trails when it takes place near Paarl and Franschhoek in the Western Cape from April 12 to 14. Photo: Robert Ward

Riders in the Liberty Winelands Encounter can expect a perfect mix of mountain-biking ingredients, with a few challenges thrown in, when it takes place next month.   Billed as the country’s most beautiful race, the fifth edition of the three-stage event will see cyclists tackle a 147km journey between the Western Cape towns of Franschhoek and Paarl from April 12 ...

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Pritzen triumphs in Tour of Good Hope tactical battle

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National U23 road champion Marc Pritzen triumphed in a battle of tactics to finish top of the overall podium on the last day of the Takealot Tour of Good Hope in the Cape Winelands today.   The country’s premier road cycle race, presented by the City of Drakenstein, ended in windy conditions as the riders tackled the final stage of ...

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Emphatic double for Investec-Songo-Specialized at Cape Town Cycle Tour

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(Cape Town, 10 March 2019) Cherise Willeit (Investec-Songo-Specialized) made an emphatic return to road racing by claiming her fourth Cape Town Cycle Tour title on Sunday. Willeit, who only recently started training in earnest again, took the bunch sprint ahead of 2018 defending champion Kim le Court (Team Demacon MaxWax Racing) and Tiffany Keep (Titan).     New Zealander Sam Gaze completed the double for Investec-Songo-Specialized by timing his sprint in the men’s race ...

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Girdlestone claims yellow jersey in Tour of Good Hope

Riders tackled the queen stage of the Takealot Tour of Good Hope road cycle race in the Cape Winelands today. The 145km route included climbs of Bainskloof Pass in both directions. The five-stage tour finishes at the Taal Monument near Paarl tomorrow. Photo: Henk Neuhoff Photography

Dylan Girdlestone set himself up for a real shot at the title when he took the yellow jersey in a solo finish on the fourth stage of the Takealot Tour of Good Hope road cycling race in the Cape Winelands today.   The penultimate day of South Africa’s premier road tour, presented by the City of Drakenstein, saw riders tackle ...

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Iron Cowboy Prepares To Tame The Untamed Mountain Bike Race

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The Iron Cowboy completed 50 IRONMAN distance triathlons, over 50 consecutive days in 50 states; but the Absa Cape Epic is an entirely new challenge for James Lawrence.   Cape Town, 6 March 2019 – James Lawrence is no stranger to feats of ultra-endurance. Known as the Iron Cowboy, Lawrence hails from Calgary, Canada, and holds the world record for ...

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Men’s and women’s races wide open

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(CAPE TOWN) The pro field for South Africa’s most prestigious road race, the Cape Town Cycle Tour, is the deepest in years, especially in the women’s race. “I cannot wait to race on Sunday,” commented Candice Lill, who won the Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge on Saturday, 2 March. “Road racing is not my strength but my Absa Cape ...

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Pritzen seizes the lead at Tour of Good Hope

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OfficeGuru Racing made their mark at the Takealot Tour of Good Hope by taking the third-stage team time-trial in the Cape Winelands today.   With two stages left in South Africa’s premier road cycle race, the outfit delivered national U23 road champion Marc Pritzen to the yellow jersey in the 26.5km leg which finished at Boland Landbouskool just outside Paarl. ...

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Basson wins battle of the sprinters at Tour of Good Hope

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Gustav Basson won the battle of the sprinters on the second stage of the Takealot Tour of Good Hope, which finished at the Boland Landbouskool just outside Paarl today.   After a gloomy Monday when rain made conditions tricky, the peloton experienced much better weather on the 114km stage, which included rolling hills but no major climbs.   With TEG ...

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