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Eighth Emperors Palace Classic ready for lift-off

South Africa’s top pro cyclists will take part in a high-speed battle in the 30-minute Circuit Spectacular following the road race at the Emperors Palace Classic on Sunday, April 12. Photo: Peter Morey

Gauteng cyclists have until March 30 to get their entries in for the eighth edition of the Emperors Palace Classic, which takes place from Kempton Park on April 11 and 12. Billed as “the race of dreams”, the event’s offering has been expanded in recent years to include both road riders and mountain bikers. Racing starts with the 20km and ...

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Autumn Series set to fuel KZN Road Cycling

"This will probably make it the best aQuellé Tour Durban field we have had for long time," said Dean Edwards, a former winner of the race and now manager of Team Abantu that extended its grip on the race title last year when Reynard Butler took the title. - Anthony Grote/
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  Durban – The aQuellé Tour Durban presented by Sunday Tribune will kick-start a heady eight days of top class road cycling action in KwaZulu-Natal that will include three UCI points earning events sure to attract many elite stars to the region. While the classic status of the aQuellé Tour Durban itself always attracts a high quality field of professional ...

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Jaguar gives women’s cycling a lift

South African women’s cycling team Bestmed-ASG-Multihull launched its official vehicle partnership with luxury brand Jaguar during last week’s Bestmed Tour de Boland. Pictured here at Saronsberg outside host town Tulbagh are, from left, Kim le Court, Vera Adrian, Maroesjka Matthee, Desray Sebregts and Michelle Benson. Photo: Capcha Photography

In a coup for South African women’s cycling, Team Bestmed-ASG-Multihull launched its official vehicle partnership with luxury brand Jaguar during last week’s Bestmed Tour de Boland. The team’s Namibian road champion Vera Adrian finished third overall in the five-day tour on Friday, with her squad mates Maroesjka Matthee, Michelle Benson and Desray Sebregts taking top-10 spots. SA track star Matthee ...

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Cape Town Cycle Tour Lifecycle Week wrap

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(Cape Town, 08 March 2015) While the pros raced for top honours the more casual Cape Town Cycle Tour riders came out in support of those affected by last week’s devastating fires and the men and women who battled them. Many of the close on 34 000 riders who lined up for the world’s largest timed cycling event’s Solidarity Ride this ...

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Koning takes Tour de Boland crown

HB Kruger of Abantu wins the fifth and final stage of the Bestmed Tour de Boland at the Taal Monument above Paarl on Friday. Photo: Full Stop Communications

Team Drapac’s flying Dutchman Peter Koning stayed at the forefront of the charge up to the Taal Monument to win the overall crown at the Bestmed Tour de Boland, presented by Pinarello, above Paarl in South Africa on Friday. Koning, who secured the yellow jersey on the preceding queen stage, went into the 86km fifth and final leg from Riebeek-Kasteel ...

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Nel time-trials to Tour de Boland lead

Malcolm Rudolph: Drapac’s Malcolm Rudolph won the time-trial on the third day of the Bestmed Tour de Boland, presented by Pinarello, on Wednesday. Photo: Warren Elsom/Capcha

Australian sprinter Malcolm Rudolph pushed a big gear into a brisk headwind to claim the time-trial stage on day three of the Bestmed Tour de Boland, presented by Pinarello, on Wednesday. Rudolph, riding in the colours of Drapac, blitzed into the finish at Tulbagh to take the 30km stage from Ceres in a time of 37:17, as the lead changed ...

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Cape Town Cycle Tour announces the 38th year as the “Show you care solidarity ride”

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 (Cape Town, 4 March 2015) It’s been an extremely worrying and tense week for Cape Town.  For the last four days our beautiful Southern Peninsula, that the iconic Cape Town Cycle Tour traditionally passes through, has been on fire. It’s been devastating. Fire fighters have worked day and night battling the flames in sweltering heat as experienced pilots fly choppers to ...

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