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Hoffman seizes yellow at Tour of Good Hope

Nolan Hoffman of Team Telkom won the first stage of the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope at La Paris Estate outside Paarl today. Photo: Capcha

South Africa’s top road sprinter Nolan Hoffman emerged from the pack to win the first stage of the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope in sweltering conditions at La Paris Estate outside Paarl today. After 98km of racing, the Team Telkom rider crossed the line in 2:17:55 to grab the first yellow jersey ahead of RoadCover’s Clint Hendricks and Dimension Data’s ...

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Tour of Good Hope time-trial will be ‘decisive’

Double defending champion Ariane Kleinhans believes this year’s Bestmed Tour of Good Hope can be won and lost in the individual time-trial on day two.

Double defending champion Ariane Kleinhans believes this year’s Bestmed Tour of Good Hope can be won and lost in the individual time-trial on day two. “The time-trial will definitely be decisive for the overall,” the 32-year-old Swiss rider predicted this week. “I did quite well on that stage last year, but I think my teammate Annika (Langvad) will be super ...

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Basson surges to Berge en Dale victory

Gustav Basson wins

Team RoadCover’s young all-rounder Gustav Basson won the 106km Rudy Project Berge en Dale cycling classic with a formidable solo effort in Krugersdorp this morning. The former U19 national time-trial champion showed his skills against the clock when he escaped late in the race from a five-man breakaway group – which included teammates Clint Hendricks and Kent Main – to ...

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DiData ‘racing to win’ Tour of Good Hope

The peloton led by MTN-Qhubeka’s feeder team during last year’s Bestmed Tour of Good Hope. Photo: Capcha

After coming up short against Australia’s Team Drapac last year, Dimension Data’s continental team will be racing to win this month’s Bestmed Tour of Good Hope. Team manager Kevin Campbell said the five-day tour through the Cape Winelands, which starts on February 29, was an excellent conditioner for them ahead of their European campaign. “We’ll be racing all out for ...

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Tour of Good Hope vital for SA cycling

Drapac’s overall winner Peter Koning (left) being congratulated by South Africa’s Darren Lill after the final climb to the Taal Monument in last year’s Bestmed Tour of Good Hope (then known as the Tour de Boland). Photo: Full Stop Communications

Former pro Andrew Mclean believes the five-day Bestmed Tour of Good Hope, which starts on February 29, is vital for South African road racing. “I think it’s absolutely critical, given we have so little quality stage racing. It’s fast becoming the most prolific stage race in the country,” said the former three-time Giro del Capo winner. “Overseas teams will enjoy ...

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Safer Berge en Dale Classic route approved

Riders in this year’s Rudy Project Berge en Dale Classic, presented by Optimum Financial Services, will enjoy a safer run-in to the finish. Photo: Supplied

Organisers of next weekend’s Rudy Project Berge en Dale Classic confirmed a change to the official race route after receiving the go-ahead from local authorities. Route director Darren Herbst said they made the decision in conjunction with the Mogale City Metro Police Department to divert the iconic West Rand cycle race from its traditional course due to ongoing road works on ...

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Telkom backs professional cycling team

Former South African cycling great, Malcolm Lange (centre) welcomes some of the riders to his new professional cycling team, Team Telkom. From left are Reynard Butler, David Maree, Morne van Niekerk and Noland Hoffman.

Telkom will increase its investment in South African cycling in 2016 with the launch of Team Telkom, a professional road and mountain bike racing team owned and managed by former cycling great, Malcolm Lange. The team comprises seven riders, including Nolan Hoffman, South Africa’s most prolific road-and track-race winner since Lange’s retirement in 2010. Hoffman is joined by Johann Rabie, ...

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Bright future ahead for talented young roster

Finn Iles - by Michal Cerveny

Morgan Hill, Calif., January 6, 2016 — Specialized will partner with Pure Agency in 2016 to form a new Specialized Gravity Team, supporting the 2015 World Champion Loic Bruni, 2014 Junior World Champion Loris Vergier and first year Canadian junior Finn Iles on the UCI World Cup circuit. The team will all be racing aboard Specialized bikes and select equipment ...

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