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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Men’s and women’s races wide open


(CAPE TOWN) The pro field for South Africa’s most prestigious road race, the Cape Town Cycle Tour, is the deepest in years, especially in the women’s race. “I cannot wait to race on Sunday,” commented Candice Lill, who won the Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge on Saturday, 2 March. “Road racing is not my strength but my Absa Cape ...

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Pritzen seizes the lead at Tour of Good Hope

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OfficeGuru Racing made their mark at the Takealot Tour of Good Hope by taking the third-stage team time-trial in the Cape Winelands today.   With two stages left in South Africa’s premier road cycle race, the outfit delivered national U23 road champion Marc Pritzen to the yellow jersey in the 26.5km leg which finished at Boland Landbouskool just outside Paarl. ...

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Basson wins battle of the sprinters at Tour of Good Hope

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Gustav Basson won the battle of the sprinters on the second stage of the Takealot Tour of Good Hope, which finished at the Boland Landbouskool just outside Paarl today.   After a gloomy Monday when rain made conditions tricky, the peloton experienced much better weather on the 114km stage, which included rolling hills but no major climbs.   With TEG ...

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Hoffman surges to stage win in Tour of Good Hope

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Nolan Hoffman shrugged off a few anxious moments early on today to time his sprint to perfection, capturing the opening stage of the Takealot Tour of Good Hope cycle race for the second year in a row.   South Africa’s premier road tour got under way in inclement weather near Paarl in the Cape Winelands, but it did not stop ...

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