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Lost City classic looks for new champion

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The Powerade Lost City classic, presented by Bestmed, will be looking for a new champion when the 115km road race rolls out near Rustenburg on Saturday. Reigning winner Jayde Julius will not return to defend his title in the North-West Province race as he is currently training in Europe ahead of his debut as stagiaire for ProContinental outfit MTN-Qhubeka. Last ...

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New ballot-style entry process for 2016 Cape Town Cycle Tour

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(Cape Town, 06 August 2015) The Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust (CTCTT) has announced a new entry process for the 2016 Cape Town Cycle Tour.  In line with international best practice, it will take the form of an online ballot system to eliminate the quick sell-out of entries and ensure a more equitable process for all prospective riders. The free registration ...

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Paarl to host Tour of Good Hope

The five-day Bestmed Tour of Good Hope presented by Rudy Project will follow a clover-leaf racing format in and around Paarl from February 29 to March 4 next year. Photo: Capcha

Paarl, in the heart of the Cape Winelands region of South Africa, has been announced as the official host city for the 2016 Bestmed Tour of Good Hope presented by Rudy Project. Situated 60km northeast of Cape Town, the seat of the City of Drakenstein will provide logistical and financial support for the five-day tour, which takes place from February ...

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Gastroenteritis forces Louis Meintjes out of Le Tour

Louis Meintjes abandons Tour de France with illness  - Gruber Images

We are extremely sad to announce that our young South African climber, Louis Meintjes, will abandon the Tour de France today. It was our team’s goal to finish our debut Le Tour with all 9 riders but rider health is our team’s first priority and Louis will be unable to take the start of today’s 18th stage. Louis is only ...

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MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung best team again

MTN- Qhubeka , the best team in the 17th stage . - Crédit : ASO/B.Bade

Stage 17 of the Tour de France would be another excellent day for Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung, as our African team consolidated its 2nd place in the team ranking overall by having 3 riders finish in the top 15 on the stage. Simon Geschke (Giant-Alpecin) was the rider who won the stage. With a large break of 28 riders going ...

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Geschke proves attackers right at Pra Loup

The first stage of the Alps went to Simon Geschke (TGA) - Crédit : ASO/G.Demouveaux

In his third participation, Simon Geschke (Giant-Alpecin), 29, claimed his first Tour de France stage victory and the third success of his career after stage 2 of the 2011 Critérium International in Porto-Vecchio and the GP Gippingen in 2014. Known as a domestique, he rode away from a breakaway group with 50km to go and stayed away at col d’Allos ...

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2015 Coronation Double Century entries sell out in 13 minutes

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(Cape Town, 21 July 2015) Entries for the 2015 Coronation Double Century are officially sold out, snapped up in a record time of just 13 minutes. Beating last year’s record, this is the quickest sell-out of entries in the team cycling event’s 23 year history. Prospective entrants loaded the Coronation Double Century website from just after midday on Tuesday, 21 July.  The high ...

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Smit takes hometown win in Jock Tour

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South African road cycling star Willie Smit took two out of three stage wins en route to a convincing hometown victory in the inaugural Bestmed Jock Tour, presented by ASG Events, in Nelspruit on Sunday. The Lowveld local, riding in the colours of EuropcarSA, delivered a measured performance throughout the Mpumalanga tour to take the overall honours in a combined ...

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