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Dame Kelly up for Tour of Good Hope challenge

For someone who has conquered a myriad of challenges, British Olympic Games hero Dame Kelly Holmes feels a tremor of trepidation as she looks ahead to the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope cycling race in South Africa next year.

For someone who has conquered a myriad of challenges, British Olympic Games hero Dame Kelly Holmes feels a tremor of trepidation as she looks ahead to the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope cycling race in South Africa next year. The 46-year-old, who won two gold medals at the Athens Olympics in 2004, described herself as a cycling novice and admitted ...

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Smit, Olivier surge to Satellite Classic titles

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RoadCover professional Willie Smit broke away on the Hekpoort climb to solo to an impressive victory in the Bestmed Satellite Classic 106km road cycling race at Saloon Route 66 near Hartbeespoort Dam in North West today. The 23-year-old Nelspruit rider has not competed in the event since 2013 and was delighted with his performance, which follows his triumph in the ...

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Medihelp Medical Scheme comes on board as Naming Rights sponsor for Stellenbosch Cycle Tour

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(14 October 2016, Cape Town) The organisers of the Stellenbosch Cycle Tour are excited to announce Medihelp Medical Scheme as the new Naming Rights sponsor for this popular event.  The announcement was made today by David Bellairs, Sponsorship, Marketing and Media Director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust (CTCTT), organisers of the event. “We’re delighted to welcome Medihelp to the ...

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Hekpoort will be key at Satellite Classic, says Smit

RoadCover pro cyclist Willie Smit feels the Hekpoort climb will play a key role in the Bestmed Satellite Classic on October 22. Photo: Memories4U Photography

RoadCover professional Willie Smit has identified the Hekpoort climb as a critical stage to push for victory when the Bestmed Satellite Classic road cycling race takes place near Hartbeespoort Dam in North West on October 22. The 23-year-old rider from Nelspruit, who has not done the Satellite Classic since 2013, said he was looking forward to an event which had ...

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Premium experience at Satellite Classic

Improved infrastructure at the start and finish area will improve the experience for riders in the Bestmed Satellite Classic near Hartbeestpoort Dam on October 22. Photo: Supplied

Providing a premium experience for the riders is at the heart of the Bestmed Satellite Classic road race and there will be tangible evidence of that this year with an improved starting and finishing area. This year’s road cycling extravaganza – which includes 60km, 80km and 106km events – will take place on October 22 near Hartbeestpoort Dam in North ...

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Significant boost for SA cycling fraternity

The new partnership between ASG and South African Enterprise Development will have significant benefits for cyclists in SA. Photo: Supplied

The South African cycling fraternity has received a boost with leading global sport and cycling industry player ASG announcing they have attracted a significant strategic investment from South African Enterprise Development (SAED). “This investment will see us fast-track our growth and international expansion,” ASG founder and CEO Heinrich Dannhauser said after the news broke today. “We welcome SAED on board ...

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Satellite Classic offers three delectable courses

More than 3 500 participants are expected to take part in the Bestmed Satellite Classic near Hartbeestpoort Dam on October 22. Photo: Supplied

Participants in the Bestmed Satellite Classic will be able to sample any of three “courses” dished up by organisers when it takes place near Hartbeespoort Dam in the North West Province on October 22. Last year, ASG Events added a more palatable 60km option to the traditional 106km and 80km fare and the decision paid off handsomely, said chief executive ...

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Another chance to enter 2017 Cape Town Cycle Tour

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(Cape Town, 07 September 2016) Missed out on securing an entry for the 40th edition of the Cape Town Cycle Tour? You’re in luck – a limited number of unclaimed entries will be made available on Friday, 9 September at 9am.   We will offer 600 unclaimed Cape Town Cycle Tour entries on Friday morning (9 September) on a first come first ...

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Former Lost City champ re-signs for women’s pro team

Team Bestmed-ASG has re-signed Chane Jonker, who raced in the United States for eight months, and is now looking to challenge the podium in several South African races. Photo: Cycling Direct

Top women’s professional cycling team, Bestmed-ASG, have re-signed former Lost City champion Chane Jonker to bolster their line-up ahead of the Durban Classic and 94.7 Cycle Challenge. The 23-year-old all-rounder from Krugersdorp joined the California based JETCycling team at the tail end of last year for an eight-month racing stint in the United States. During this time, she competed in ...

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