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Basson surges to Berge en Dale victory

Gustav Basson wins

Team RoadCover’s young all-rounder Gustav Basson won the 106km Rudy Project Berge en Dale cycling classic with a formidable solo effort in Krugersdorp this morning. The former U19 national time-trial champion showed his skills against the clock when he escaped late in the race from a five-man breakaway group – which included teammates Clint Hendricks and Kent Main – to ...

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DiData ‘racing to win’ Tour of Good Hope

The peloton led by MTN-Qhubeka’s feeder team during last year’s Bestmed Tour of Good Hope. Photo: Capcha

After coming up short against Australia’s Team Drapac last year, Dimension Data’s continental team will be racing to win this month’s Bestmed Tour of Good Hope. Team manager Kevin Campbell said the five-day tour through the Cape Winelands, which starts on February 29, was an excellent conditioner for them ahead of their European campaign. “We’ll be racing all out for ...

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Tour of Good Hope vital for SA cycling

Drapac’s overall winner Peter Koning (left) being congratulated by South Africa’s Darren Lill after the final climb to the Taal Monument in last year’s Bestmed Tour of Good Hope (then known as the Tour de Boland). Photo: Full Stop Communications

Former pro Andrew Mclean believes the five-day Bestmed Tour of Good Hope, which starts on February 29, is vital for South African road racing. “I think it’s absolutely critical, given we have so little quality stage racing. It’s fast becoming the most prolific stage race in the country,” said the former three-time Giro del Capo winner. “Overseas teams will enjoy ...

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Safer Berge en Dale Classic route approved

Riders in this year’s Rudy Project Berge en Dale Classic, presented by Optimum Financial Services, will enjoy a safer run-in to the finish. Photo: Supplied

Organisers of next weekend’s Rudy Project Berge en Dale Classic confirmed a change to the official race route after receiving the go-ahead from local authorities. Route director Darren Herbst said they made the decision in conjunction with the Mogale City Metro Police Department to divert the iconic West Rand cycle race from its traditional course due to ongoing road works on ...

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Telkom backs professional cycling team

Former South African cycling great, Malcolm Lange (centre) welcomes some of the riders to his new professional cycling team, Team Telkom. From left are Reynard Butler, David Maree, Morne van Niekerk and Noland Hoffman.

Telkom will increase its investment in South African cycling in 2016 with the launch of Team Telkom, a professional road and mountain bike racing team owned and managed by former cycling great, Malcolm Lange. The team comprises seven riders, including Nolan Hoffman, South Africa’s most prolific road-and track-race winner since Lange’s retirement in 2010. Hoffman is joined by Johann Rabie, ...

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Bright future ahead for talented young roster

Finn Iles - by Michal Cerveny

Morgan Hill, Calif., January 6, 2016 — Specialized will partner with Pure Agency in 2016 to form a new Specialized Gravity Team, supporting the 2015 World Champion Loic Bruni, 2014 Junior World Champion Loris Vergier and first year Canadian junior Finn Iles on the UCI World Cup circuit. The team will all be racing aboard Specialized bikes and select equipment ...

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Spectacular criterium racing comes to national classics

Riders in full flight during the Circuit Spectacular criterium at Emperors Palace Classic. Photo: Supplied

Cycling enthusiasts can look forward to witnessing top-class, European-style racing on South African soil following the announcement of a new national criterium series. The ProTouch Cycling Club Criterium Series, which is supported by Liberty, will be held alongside some of the country’s major one-day classics this year. The opening event takes place at the Berge en Dale Classic near Krugersdorp ...

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Introducing the Forerunner® 25 An easy-to-use GPS running watch with connected features from Garmin®

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Garmin announced the Forerunner 25, a compact and easy-to-use GPS running watch with connected features. No matter the goal the Forerunner 25 will help runners get there by tracking essential data including distance, pace, heart rate1 and calories. In between workouts the Forerunner 25 keeps users motivated with activity tracking,2 counting steps and calories and reminding users when they have ...

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Tour of Good Hope set for record field

A record field is expected for the new-look Bestmed Tour of Good Hope, which offers five days and 522 kilometres of the finest road cycling in the Cape Winelands from February 29.

A record field is expected for the new-look Bestmed Tour of Good Hope, which offers five days and 522 kilometres of the finest road cycling in the Cape Winelands from February 29. According to race director Wynand de Villiers of ASG Events, the response to the new cloverleaf racing format, with Paarl at its epicentre, has been overwhelming. “It’s three ...

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