Cycling

Jock Classic offers cyclists several options

Jock Classic 1 LR

The Takealot Jock Classic, one of South Africa’s oldest road races, will offer a number of options when cyclists take the opportunity to stretch their muscles in mid-winter in Mpumalanga.   Covering a distance of 155km, this event offers a unique package in which the overall distance is divided into three stages, all taking place on the same day – ...

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Butler wants to kick-start season at East Rand Classic

Reynard Butler celebrates his victory at last year’s Emperors Palace Classic. Now named the East Rand Classic, the ProTouch rider will be back to defend his title. Photo: Jetline Action Photography

Defending champion Reynard Butler will be using the East Rand Classic road cycle race next weekend to kick-start his year after a somewhat disrupted beginning to the season.   The popular Johannesburg event over 98km, formerly known as the Emperors Palace Classic, takes place in Kempton Park on Sunday, April 28, and offers an ideal opportunity for the sprint specialists ...

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The Rock represents new vision for mountain-biking and trail running

‘THE ROCK’ MOUNTAIN BIKE AND TRAIL RUN FESTIVAL, PRESENTED BY PAARLBERG BMW

With an affordable price tag and array of options to suit all levels of mountain-bikers and trail runners, “The Rock” Mountain Bike and Trail Run Festival represents a new chapter for endurance events. Paarl’s biggest mountain-bike and trail run bash, presented by Paarlberg BMW, was staged very successfully for the first time last year and attracted more than 1000 participants. ...

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Timely Winelands celebration for Woolcock and Roux

The Liberty Winelands Encounter Stage 3        -         Photo by Henk Neuhoff

Young Stellenbosch rider Hennie Roux gave himself the perfect birthday present when he partnered Waylon Woolcock to victory in the Liberty Winelands Encounter in the Western Cape today.   Roux turned 20 yesterday and celebrated in style with his first major stage race success when the three-day mountain-bike event ended at the Nederburg Wine Estate in Paarl.   The pair ...

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Woolcock, Roux take opening stage in Winelands

The Liberty Winelands Encounter Stage1  Franschhoek    Photo by Henk Neuhoff

Waylon Woolcock used his considerable experience to join Hennie Roux as first-stage winners when the Liberty Winelands Encounter got under way in the Western Cape today.   The opening day of the three-stage mountain-bike race saw competitors cover 48km from the Boschendal Wine Estate to Le Franschhoek Hotel, which included 1 060 metres of ascent.   Woolcock and Roux crossed the ...

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East Rand Classic presents life in the fast lane

Kim le Court crosses the line to take the honours in the Emperors Palace Classic road cycle race, now known as the East Rand Classic. Although there is a new race venue, the route remains largely unchanged and will provide an opportunity for the sport’s sprinters to show their prowess. Photo: Yolanda van der Stoep

Cyclists with a penchant for sprinting will be fired up to demonstrate their power and prowess when the East Rand Classic road cycling race takes place in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, on April 28.   Despite a new race venue at the Acsa parkade adjacent to OR Tambo International airport, ASG Events race director Erick Oosthuizen said the route would remain ...

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FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic keeps riders coming back for more

Raymond Travers in action at the 2018 FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic.  Photo Credit:  Jetline Action Photo

Self-proclaimed FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic addict Raymond Travers (West Rand) hopes to secure his 5thevent medal on Saturday, 01 June 2019 when the 17thannual FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic gets underway at ATKVBuffelspoort.   “The Monster, as it’s referred to by most mountain bikers, is characterised by tough hills, relatively technical single track and an all-round awesome experience in ...

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East Rand Classic offers complete package

Photo 2 East Rand Classic road LR

The East Rand Classic at the end of this month offers an overall cycling package that is a major incentive for riders in the region to enter one of Johannesburg’s most popular races.   The event on April 27 and 28, formerly known as the Emperors Palace Classic, will have two road options (98km and 48km), mountain-biking distances of 50km ...

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Winelands entries deadline extension is no joke

Photo 2 Liberty Winelands Encounter entries LR

It may be April Fool’s Day, but the extension of the entries deadline for next weekend’s Liberty Winelands Encounter until Friday (April 5) is definitely no hoax.   That was the assurance given by ASG Events chief executive officer Erick Oosthuizen in announcing that the deadline for the three-stage mountain-bike race had been extended to 1pm on Friday.   The ...

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Van Der Breggen Helps Langvad to Fifth Absa Cape Epic Title

Jaroslav Kulhavý’s songo.info inspired custom Specialized S-Works Epic.  Photo by Michal Červený.

Road and Olympic Champion, Anna van der Breggen partnered, Mountain Biking Marathon World Champion, Annika Langvad to her fifth Absa Cape Epic title on Sunday. After crossing the finish line at Val de Vie they were swamped by their fellow Investec-songo-Specialized riders and the team support staff; as the Method Cap Classique was sprayed in celebration.   “I could not ...

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