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WeCAN campaign aims to boost Cansa funds

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Organisers of the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship have launched a new initiative to boost funds for the Cancer Association of South Africa when the event celebrates its 20thanniversary at Sun City this month. The cycling festival in the North-West Province has raised more than R3.6-million for Cansa since its inception and organisers are hoping to build on that through the #WeCAN ...

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Winter Riding Inspiration in the Shape of the Cape Classic

Experience roads like this. Photo by Nick Muzik.

The 2017 Cape Classic 380 is three short months away and while South Africa is locked in the midst of winter the promise of longer days, warm weather and superb riding is just around the corner. Entering the three day road tour, which takes place from the 27th to the 29th of October, will provide some much needed inspiration to ...

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Tshwane Classic receives green light for road closure

The Tshwane Classic, which has been granted total road closure, will pass a number of historical landmarks when the 98km and 60km road races take place on November 5. Photo: Supplied

In a major coup for the event, Tshwane Municipality have given the green light for total road closure for the Tshwane Classic cycle event later this year. South Africa’s capital will join the country’s other major centres in presenting a signature mass participation event, which will take cyclists past a number of historical landmarks on November 5. ASG Events operations ...

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Davids powers to first Jock Classic title

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Brendon Davids’ outstanding form on the road continued when he rode to overall victory in the 148km three-stage Bestmed Jock Classic in Mbombela, Mpumalanga, today. The 23-year-old RoadCover professional, who won the Knysna Cycle Tour last weekend, was able to turn a small lead going into the decisive final leg into a comfortable winning margin. He showed his strength on ...

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Iconic link for Tour of Good Hope

Jayde Julius (left), Nolan Hoffman (centre) and Clint Hendricks pose in front of the statue of Nelson Mandela after a stage of the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope. Photo: Warren Elsom/Capcha Photography

The Bestmed Tour of Good Hope will have a direct link to one of the world’s most iconic figures when the stage race is hosted by the Drakenstein Correctional Centre situated between Paarl and Franschhoek next year. The facility, previously known as the Victor Verster Prison, made international headlines on February 11, 1990, when Nelson Mandela took his first steps ...

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Two first time winners for Knysna Cycle Tour road race

Brendon Davids and Carmen Buchacher

Brendon Davids clinched his first Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour road race title today, finishing the 115km event in a time of 02:45:30 and beating Reynard Butler and Thando Zothe by more than a minute. In a sprint finish Butler (02:47:19 ) beat Zothe (02:47:20) by just a split second. Davids, who rides for Team Road Cover, said he was happy ...

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Stage two key to success at Jock Classic

NAD Pro’s Nico Bell, seen here in action during last year’s Bestmed Jock Tour, believes stage two holds the key to success in the Bestmed Jock Classic, presented by Rudy Project, in Mbombela, Mpumalanga, on July 15. Photo: Memories 4u Photography

The second stage could hold the key to victory in the Bestmed Jock Classic, South Africa’s toughest one-day road cycling race, at Mbombela in Mpumalanga on July 15. Nico Bell, runner-up in the three-day Jock Tour over much of the same terrain last year, said the penultimate stage over Spitskop was the hardest of the three stages and likely to ...

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South African Elite Cycling Tour Announces Name

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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

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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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