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Unparalleled cycling entertainment at Bestmed Tshwane Classic

Cycling as a spectator sport will be showcased at this year’s Bestmed Tshwane Classic following the announcement that a kermesse has been added to the day’s entertainment activities at the Voortrekker Monument on 3 November. The kermesse, a circuit-based race, is by invitation only and will host the country’s top professionals. The kermesse features a secure 1.1km circuit on a ...

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Hoffman races to victory at Cycle4Cansa

Nolan Hoffman (Team ENZA/PBC) sprinted to victory at the Bestmed Cycle4CANSA, presented by the Optimum Group on Sunday, to win the event for a record fourth time.

Team ENZA/PBC captain, Nolan Hoffman, sprinted to a convincing bunch victory at the Bestmed Cycle4CANSA, which was presented by the Optimum Group at Sun City today. Hoffman started his gallop very early but had enough endurance sprinting power to stay ahead to the line. Tyler Day finished in second and Josh van Wyk rounded off the podium in third spot. ...

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Ekermans returns to Paarl Boxing Day 50 years after his victory

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The Paarl Boxing Day Track Challenge will host a very special guest at this year’s 122nd staging of the historic sporting event following the news that 25 Mile winner Johann Ekermans will attend the meeting to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his victory in 1969. Ekermans won both the Minnaar Trophy for his 25 Mile victory as well as the ...

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East Rand Classic moves to earlier date

Photo by Henk Neuhoff

The East Rand Classic will move to a slightly different time-slot next year, taking place in early April, which organisers ASG Events feel will be a better fit for the road cycle race.   With mountain-biking options also on offer, entries are open for the races, which will take place on April 4 and 5 in Kempton Park in Johannesburg. ...

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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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