Cycling

Hoffman surges to stage win in Tour of Good Hope

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Nolan Hoffman shrugged off a few anxious moments early on today to time his sprint to perfection, capturing the opening stage of the Takealot Tour of Good Hope cycle race for the second year in a row.   South Africa’s premier road tour got under way in inclement weather near Paarl in the Cape Winelands, but it did not stop ...

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Late route change ups the ante in Tour of Good Hope

Former champion Kent Main (middle) aims to regain the overall title of the UCI 2.2-rated Takealot Tour of Good Hope, which takes place near Paarl in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8. Photo: Robert Ward

The Takealot Tour of Good Hope’s queen stage became just a little bit more gnarly after organisers were forced to make a late change to stage four, necessitated by road works in the area.   ASG Events chief executive Erick Oosthuizen said on Friday that they were forced to introduce changes to the route of the five-day UCI 2.2 race, ...

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Oosthuizen outduels Pritzen to take Berge & Dale

Pic 1 Jason Oosthuizen & Marc Pritzen LR

Jason Oosthuizen outduelled fellow teenager Marc Pritzen to win his first major road classic in the 20th edition of the Takealot Berge & Dale cycling race in Krugersdorp on the West Rand today.   In a two-man breakaway over the final few kilometres in the 108km feature race, the TEG ProCycling rider edged the in-form Pritzen in the sprint for ...

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Online entries for Knysna Cycle Tour open 1 March

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Plans for this year’s Knysna Cycle Tour are on track and online entries will open on 1 March 2019. The event will take place in the scenic Garden Route town over the weekend of Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June as part of the annual Knysna Oyster Festival. The tour is one of the iconic sporting events of the festival ...

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Under-23 World Champ Alan Hatherly to tame Knysna Bull MTB race

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The impressive R260 000 prize purse at the Knynsa Bull made personal by Constantia Insurance MTB race has lead to some equally impressive mountain bike stars making their way to Knysna today. Now in it’s third year, the Knysna Bull 4-day mountain bike stage race has upped the ante in local racing by offering a winner-takes-all R200 000 for first ...

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Time-trial switch adds spice to Tour of Good Hope

Jayde Julius works hard to set the pace in the time-trial on the second stage of the Tour of Good Hope last year. This year, the 26.5km time-trial will be held on the third day, starting and finishing at the Boland Landbou school. Photo: Robert Ward

The race organisers have added a fresh dimension to the Takealot Tour of Good Hope this year by opting to hold the time-trial midway through the five-day race next month instead of at the start.   In recent years the time-trial has taken place on the second day, a Tuesday. However, ASG Events chief executive Erick Oosthuizen confirmed this week ...

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Du Toit cycles to maiden glory

The Herald Continental Cycle Tour MTB 80km Extreme Mens Winners 2019

Arno du Toit flew the Team DSV flag high in winning The Herald Continental Cycle Tour Mountain Bike Challenge at the Addo Polo Club on Sunday. Du Toit, racing in the absence of fellow DSV rider and defending champion Gert Heyns, finished in a time of two hours, 50 minutes and 29 seconds, as the first elite man h o ...

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Entries Open for 2019 FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and FNB Platinum Trail Run

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North West Province – Entries have opened for the 17thannual FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and the 7thannual FNB Platinum Trail Run, two premier off-road events that will leave entrants begging for more at theATKVBuffelspoort on Saturday, 01 June 2019 and Sunday, 02 June 2019 respectively.       “The perfect weekend breakaway for families, the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic and ...

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