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Maree rates Jock Classic as one of SA’s premier events

David Maree (front) is relishing the prospect of defending his title when the Takelot Jock Classic road cycling race takes place in Nelspruit in Mpumalanga on Saturday. Photo: Sufiyan Malik (PPS for Professionals)

Defending champion David Maree has the Takealot Jock Classic down as a priority for 2019, describing the three-stage one-day event as one of the premier cycling road races on the South African calendar.   Riding for the Enza team, the 29-year-old cyclist from Fourways in Johannesburg is relishing the challenge presented on Saturday by one of the country’s longest-running events. ...

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Bell takes Jock Classic in his own backyard

Demacon Ladies Cycling Team’s Carla Oberholzer (middle) retained the women’s title in the Takealot Jock Classic road cycle race over 150km at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, today. With her are (from left) Zanri Rossouw (fourth), Parys Edwards (second), Samantha Sanders (third) and Sanet Coetzee (fifth). Photo: Henk Neuhoff

Nico Bell triumphed in his own backyard when he took two of the three stages to sprint to victory in the Takealot Jock Classic road cycle race in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, today.   Riding for NAD Pro, the 35-year-old from Nelspruit shaded Reynard Butler, defending champion David Maree and Travis Barrett in the race for the line to win the three-stage ...

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New look to Jock Classic opening stage

Cyclists in the Takealot Jock Classic will face a slightly different opening stage with the inclusion of Brondal Road in this year’s three-stage, one-day road cycle race in Mpumalanga on July 13. Photo: Memories 4 U Photography

The opening stage of this year’s Takealot Jock Classic will be slightly easier than last year, but competitors will need to keep something in reserve during the three-stage one-day road cycle race on July 13.   That is the view of ASG Events chief executive Erick Oosthuizen, who confirmed that Brondal Road, about 20km into the race, would again be ...

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Satellite Classic road race takes on a fresh look

A number of changes, including a new race venue, have been introduced to the Takealot Satellite Classic road cycle race when it takes place in Magaliesburg, Gauteng, on October 12. Photo: Wayne Hanscombe/Jetline Action Photography

The Takealot Satellite Classic road race will show off a fresh look when it takes place at an important stage in the South African road cycling season in mid-October.   There are a number of changes to this event near Hartbeespoort Dam on October 12 which will have the effect of attracting a wide range of riders.   From a ...

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Double delight for Frances and Tiano at SA Youth Champs

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KZN’s Frances Janse van Rensburg and Gauteng’s Tiano da Silva both doubled up when they won the U19 girls and boys road races on the second day of the SA Youth Road Cycling Championships in Westville, KwaZulu-Natal, on Sunday. For both, Sunday’s wins were their second national titles of the weekend after they won their respective girls and boys U19 ...

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Rain doesn’t dampen Knysna Cycle Tour road race

Top male & female Clint Hendricks and Tiffany Keep

Thousands of cyclists turned up at the start of this morning’s Knysna Cycle Tour road races despite chilly, wet conditions and, according to Marketing Manager Andrew Finn, speaking on behalf of the organisers, Knysna Rotary, the event went off smoothly. The event followed yesterday’s MTB races, the opening event of the annual Knysna Oyster Festival. First time winner of the ...

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Van Heerden and Burger win Inaugural Diamond Classic

An elated Eddie van Heerden is embraced by his team manager, Tony Harding, following his victory at today’s Ultimate Office National Diamond Classic in Pretoria.

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The Pro Touch Continental outfit put in a dominant performance at the inaugural Ultimate Office National Diamond Classic in Pretoria today to snatch first and third with Eddie van Heerden riding away on the final climb to claim a solo victory. Van Heerden was followed home by Alexander Worsdale (Office Guru) with Kent Main rounding off the podium for Pro ...

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Feature race remains popular Jock Classic option

The feature three-stage option in the Takealot Jock Classic road race remains the popular choice among cyclists for this year’s event, which will take place in Mpumalanga on July 13. Photo: Memories 4 U Photography

Even with shorter options on offer for the Takealot Jock Classic road race in July, the feature event of doing three stages in one day remains the popular choice for most cyclists.   This is the view of ASG Events chief executive Erick Oosthuizen after the race organisers announced last month that riders could do one, two or three stages. ...

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Main solos to maiden title in East Rand Classic

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Kent Main shrugged off a recent illness to solo to his maiden win in the Takealot East Rand Classic cycling road race in Kempton Park in Johannesburg today.   The 23-year-old ProTouch rider got away from a breakaway group with about 15km to go in the 98km feature race (formerly the Emperors Palace Classic) and was able to hold on ...

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