Van Heerden and Burger win Inaugural Diamond Classic

An elated Eddie van Heerden is embraced by his team manager, Tony Harding, following his victory at today’s Ultimate Office National Diamond Classic in Pretoria.

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The Pro Touch Continental outfit put in a dominant performance at the inaugural Ultimate Office National Diamond Classic in Pretoria today to snatch first and third with Eddie van Heerden riding away on the final climb to claim a solo victory. Van Heerden was followed home by Alexander Worsdale (Office Guru) with Kent Main rounding off the podium for Pro ...

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Feature race remains popular Jock Classic option

The feature three-stage option in the Takealot Jock Classic road race remains the popular choice among cyclists for this year’s event, which will take place in Mpumalanga on July 13. Photo: Memories 4 U Photography

Even with shorter options on offer for the Takealot Jock Classic road race in July, the feature event of doing three stages in one day remains the popular choice for most cyclists.   This is the view of ASG Events chief executive Erick Oosthuizen after the race organisers announced last month that riders could do one, two or three stages. ...

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Main solos to maiden title in East Rand Classic

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Kent Main shrugged off a recent illness to solo to his maiden win in the Takealot East Rand Classic cycling road race in Kempton Park in Johannesburg today.   The 23-year-old ProTouch rider got away from a breakaway group with about 15km to go in the 98km feature race (formerly the Emperors Palace Classic) and was able to hold on ...

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Jock Classic offers cyclists several options

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The Takealot Jock Classic, one of South Africa’s oldest road races, will offer a number of options when cyclists take the opportunity to stretch their muscles in mid-winter in Mpumalanga.   Covering a distance of 155km, this event offers a unique package in which the overall distance is divided into three stages, all taking place on the same day – ...

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Butler wants to kick-start season at East Rand Classic

Reynard Butler celebrates his victory at last year’s Emperors Palace Classic. Now named the East Rand Classic, the ProTouch rider will be back to defend his title. Photo: Jetline Action Photography

Defending champion Reynard Butler will be using the East Rand Classic road cycle race next weekend to kick-start his year after a somewhat disrupted beginning to the season.   The popular Johannesburg event over 98km, formerly known as the Emperors Palace Classic, takes place in Kempton Park on Sunday, April 28, and offers an ideal opportunity for the sprint specialists ...

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East Rand Classic presents life in the fast lane

Kim le Court crosses the line to take the honours in the Emperors Palace Classic road cycle race, now known as the East Rand Classic. Although there is a new race venue, the route remains largely unchanged and will provide an opportunity for the sport’s sprinters to show their prowess. Photo: Yolanda van der Stoep

Cyclists with a penchant for sprinting will be fired up to demonstrate their power and prowess when the East Rand Classic road cycling race takes place in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, on April 28.   Despite a new race venue at the Acsa parkade adjacent to OR Tambo International airport, ASG Events race director Erick Oosthuizen said the route would remain ...

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Pritzen triumphs in Tour of Good Hope tactical battle

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National U23 road champion Marc Pritzen triumphed in a battle of tactics to finish top of the overall podium on the last day of the Takealot Tour of Good Hope in the Cape Winelands today.   The country’s premier road cycle race, presented by the City of Drakenstein, ended in windy conditions as the riders tackled the final stage of ...

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Emphatic double for Investec-Songo-Specialized at Cape Town Cycle Tour


(Cape Town, 10 March 2019) Cherise Willeit (Investec-Songo-Specialized) made an emphatic return to road racing by claiming her fourth Cape Town Cycle Tour title on Sunday. Willeit, who only recently started training in earnest again, took the bunch sprint ahead of 2018 defending champion Kim le Court (Team Demacon MaxWax Racing) and Tiffany Keep (Titan).     New Zealander Sam Gaze completed the double for Investec-Songo-Specialized by timing his sprint in the men’s race ...

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Girdlestone claims yellow jersey in Tour of Good Hope

Riders tackled the queen stage of the Takealot Tour of Good Hope road cycle race in the Cape Winelands today. The 145km route included climbs of Bainskloof Pass in both directions. The five-stage tour finishes at the Taal Monument near Paarl tomorrow. Photo: Henk Neuhoff Photography

Dylan Girdlestone set himself up for a real shot at the title when he took the yellow jersey in a solo finish on the fourth stage of the Takealot Tour of Good Hope road cycling race in the Cape Winelands today.   The penultimate day of South Africa’s premier road tour, presented by the City of Drakenstein, saw riders tackle ...

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