Cycling

Heat is on as Jan Braai tackles TransCape

Jan Braai

Jan Braai, renowned for his National Braai Day initiative, will turn his attention to a fresh challenge when he participates in the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter next month. The 614km Western Cape race from Knysna to Franschhoek, hosted by ASG events in partnership with STANLIB and Volvo, starts on February 4. After riding in 25 consecutive Cape Town Cycle Tours, ...

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Premium bicycle brand ‘HEAD’ to South Africa

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HEAD, market leaders in several premium sporting brands, have brought their highly rated bicycles to South African consumers with the first consignment hitting local shores last week. The European-based company have long been established as a leading brand – particularly in tennis, snow skiing and squash – and brand loyalty among their customers has seen their bike sales escalate rapidly. ...

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Shusha and Smith rule at Wild Coast MTB Classic

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Two KwaZulu-Natal cyclists, Lindani Shusha and Hayley Smith, took the honours in the feature races of the Bestmed Wild Coast Sun MTB Classic near Port Edward today. The 21-year-old Shusha, from Port Shepstone, picked up the men’s 40km title for the first time and Smith, who lives in Durban North, won the women’s event in her maiden appearance. Crossing the ...

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Coming together to effect positive change in Paarl

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Paarl in the Western Cape came alive with the spirit of hope and opportunity at a recent distribution of 175 bicycles by non-profit organisation Qhubeka in collaboration with Nederburg and Team Dimension Data, Africa’s only pro-cycling World Tour team. The majority of the bicycles, 150 of these funded by Team Dimension Data and its partners, were given to learners of ...

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Kulhavy’s S-Works Epic Goes Under the Hammer for songo.info

Jaroslav Kulhavy’s custom Specialized S-Works Epic WC is going under the virtual hammer, on www.songo.info, from the 6th to the 15th of December to raise funds for the songo.info charity. Photo by Michal Cerveny.

songo.info are once again auctioning off a unique bicycle to raise funds for their educational and sporting programmes. This year the custom 2017 S-Works Epic, which Jaroslav Kulhavy raced to second position in the Absa Cape Epic, will go under the virtual hammer on an online auction which takes place on www.songo.info.   The auction opens at mid-day on Wednesday ...

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TransCape lands major title sponsor

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

One of South Africa’s top mountain bike stage races, the TransCape, has received a major boost with the news that Liberty will be the title sponsor from 2018. This is another breakthrough for the seven-stage race, which recently received UCI status and takes cyclists on a 614km challenge from Knysna to La Couronne Wine Farm in Franschhoek this February. Liberty’s ...

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Stiff climb key to victory in wild coast race

The trail for the Bestmed Wild Coast Sun MTB Classic will provide spectacular views from the top of Mzamba Gorge when the race takes place near Port Edward in KwaZulu-Natal on December 9. Photo: Supplied

A 14km stretch of district road leading to the top of a plateau could be the tipping point when cyclists tackle the Bestmed Wild Coast Sun MTB Classic near Port Edward in KwaZulu-Natal next weekend.   This is the opinion of the route director, Ian Wilson, who said their overall objective was to ensure that riders of all levels enjoy ...

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Team Giant’s Rohan Du Plooy takes the win at a wet Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour

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(Stellenbosch, 3 December 2017) Team Giant’s Rohan Du Plooy took the win at the Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour this morning in wet racing conditions, finishing the 97km route in 02:16:14, beating Craig Boyes (Specialized) and Dan Craven (Namibia) to the post, who finished in second and third respectively. Liezel Jordaan (Route 62 Cycles) claimed the victory in the women’s race ...

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Hill climbs his way to victory at Sharks Trail Adventure

The trio of Change A Life Rider dicing for third place in the 40km MTB race at the STIHL Sharks Trail Adventure at Summerveld Estate, from left Scelo Mhlongo, Bongmusa Zikhali, Ndumiso Dontso.

Shongweni – Andrew Hill extended his reign as the King of the STIHL Sharks Trail Adventure by winning his fifth title in six years at the 40km mountain bike race, mastering hot, dusty conditions to romp to a comfortable victory. His dominance at a race that the Hillcrest native considers his home event, and one that he can ride to ...

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