South African Elite Cycling Tour Announces Name


Earlier this year it was announced that Cycling South Africa and SweetSpot had entered into a partnership to create an Elite International Road Cycling Stage Race to be held in South Africa in the first quarter of 2018 and today the official name of the event has been confirmed as the Tour of South Africa. The exciting event will attract ...

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Maserati BIG5 Challenge – The opposite of ordinary


BIG5 Challenge and Maserati have joined forces to offer the Ultimate Multisport Challenge in Knysna from 7 to 16 July. Aimed at athletes who push the limits through challenges that question the status quo, the BIG5 Challenge has found the ultimate partner in Maserati, an iconic brand renowned for Italian design, performance and craftsmanship. With the launch of their first ...

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Jock Classic and Jock Tour split for 2017

Organisers have allocated separate dates to the Bestmed Jock Classic and Bestmed Jock Tour, which are both presented by Rudy Project, to accommodate riders wanting to take part in both. Photo: Memories4U photography

Organisers of the one-day Bestmed Jock Classic and three-day Bestmed Jock Tour road races have split the events to accommodate riders who wish to take part in both. ASG Events’ operations manager Darren Herbst confirmed that the Jock Classic would take place on July 15 while the tour was pencilled in for September 15 to 17. Both events, which are ...

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BIG5 Challenge attracts BIG name elites

BIG5 Challenge

The 8th Annual BIG5 Challenge is fast approaching and the competition for podium spots is heating up with the likes of Bradley Weiss, Davide Del Fante, Dean Hopf and Theo Blignaut fighting it out over five events during the ten days of the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival between 7 and 16 July. The ladies’ competition also promises to be ...

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Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour celebrates 30 years

Knysna Cycle Tour logo

The Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year and the Knysna Rotary organising committee will mark the occasion with the introduction of a number of new routes and races. The Knysna Cycle Tour has grown enormously since its inception in 1987 and now comprises four popular events which will take place on 8 and 9 July, the ...

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Hoffman celebrates birthday with first Emperors title

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Nolan Hoffman celebrated his birthday in the best possible way by winning the Emperors Palace Classic road cycle title for the first time in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, today. The BCX sprinter, who turned 32 today, said he had received the perfect present after several years of trying to nail down the title in the 98km feature race. He came home ...

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Butler eager to play his part at Emperors

BCX’s Reynard Butler will play a supporting a role in the Emperors Palace Classic on Sunday after having just recovered from a broken rib suffered in the Cape Town Cycle Tour. Photo: Zoon Cronje

Despite being hampered by a broken rib, BCX’s sprinter Reynard Butler is still motivated to play an influential role when the Emperors Palace Classic road race takes place in Johannesburg on Sunday. The 28-year-old, who hails from East London but now lives in Honeydew in Johannesburg, suffered the injury when he came off his bike in the starting chute at ...

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Main wins Tour of Good Hope in sensational finish

Candice Lill of dormakaba savours her victory in the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope road race that ended at the Taal Monument near Paarl today. Photo: Full Stop Communications

RoadCover’s Kent Main ticked a significant item off his bucket list when he was crowned Bestmed Tour of Good Hope champion in a sensational finale at the Taal Monument near Paarl today. In one of the tightest finishes to any road tour in South Africa, Main powered his way up the steep climb to make up a 51-second deficit on ...

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De Bod speeds to yellow jersey

Candice Lill, of Dorma Karma, overcame a lack of experience to take the honours in the Buffet Olives individual time-trial at the Boland Agricultural High School just outside Paarl today, claiming the yellow jersey on the second stage of the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope. Photo: Robert Ward

African continental U23 time-trial champion Stefan de Bod capitalised on his skills against the clock to seize the yellow jersey on the second stage of the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope road cycle race at Boland Agricultural High School just outside Paarl today. The 20-year-old Dimension Data rider, who grew up in nearby Worcester, showed his superior speedwork to win ...

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