New chapter for SA’s toughest road race

The new three-day Bestmed Jock Tour will test South Africa’s top road teams with a 299km route through Mpumalanga from July 17 to 19. Photo: Jetline Action Photo

A new chapter in the history of South Africa’s oldest and toughest stage race, the Bestmed Jock Cycle Classique, is about to unfold with the addition of a new three-day road tour through Mpumalanga from July 17. The traditional 154km one-day classic will still take place from Nelspruit (Mbombela) to White River, Sabie and back on July 18, but the ...

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Celebrate National Woman’s Day by running your city

Totalsports Ladies Race pic by Cherie Vale NEWSPORT MEDIA

Newtown (Johannesburg) – The Totalsports Women’s Race heads to Johannesburg on Sunday, 09 August 2015. Sporting a new venue, Mary Fitzgerald Square will be a hub of excitement when thousands of runners and walkers unite on the start line, eagerly awaiting the opportunity to “Run Their City”. Taking place on National Women’s Day, the Totalsports Women’s Race supports PinkDrive, a ...

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Champs-Elysées: 40 years of shows and thrills

Riders passing the Arc de Triomphe - Photo © A.S.O

100 days before the finish of the last stage on 26th July, the partnership between the Tour de France and the French National Monuments Centre has been renewed. On the terrace of the Arc de Triomphe, Bernard Thévenet, the first rider to win the Yellow Jersey on the Champs-Elysées, also commenced the celebrations of his first title in 1975. According ...

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Cycle and Be Happy, says Bestmed

By investing in initiatives like the Bestmed-ASG women’s professional cycling team and the new National Cycling Series, Bestmed is aiming to give the health and wellbeing of all South Africans a boost. According to executive head of marketing, sales and distribution Chris Luyt, cycling is an accessible sport for those who strive to live longer and lead healthier lives. “We ...

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Two new champions enthroned at Tour Durban

Cherise Stander (RECM) kisses the women's trophy after winning at the aQuellé Tour Durban presented by Sunday Tribune  - Dave Macleod/
Gameplan Media

Durban – Europcar’s Ryan Gibbons brought the five-year Team Abantu reign at the aQuellé Tour Durban presented by Sunday Tribune to an end with a thrilling victory in the men’s 105km race, while Cherise Stander (RECM) came out on top of a see-saw end-sprint that saw nine riders challenge for the women’s race laurels. Racing in balmy clear and calm ...

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Matthee takes honours in Polokwane mayoral race

Maroesjka Matthee (right) and team leader Desray Sebregts celebrate Matthee’s win at the Polokwane Mayoral Cycle Race in the Limpopo province on Sunday. Photo: Supplied

Maroesjka Matthee won a mayoral race of a different sort when she took the title in the annual Polokwane Mayoral Cycle Race in the Limpopo province on Sunday. Matthee, riding in the colours of Team Bestmed-ASG-Multihull, outsprinted her rivals in the 96km road race to cross the finish line at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in a time of 2:31:11. She ...

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Fouché sprints to hometown glory at Emperors

Cherise Stander of RECM (left) and Herman Fouché of Bonitas were the winners in the women’s and men’s race respectively at the Emperors Palace Classic in Johannesburg on Sunday. Photo: Yolanda van der Stoep

Herman Fouché enjoyed a taste of hometown glory when he ousted the top sprinters in the elite bunch to take his second win at the Emperors Palace Classic road race in Johannesburg on Sunday. Fouché, who last won the event six years ago, was given a textbook lead-out by his Bonitas teammates to power ahead on the kind of long ...

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Matthee dominates SA track champs

Team Bestmed-ASG-Multihull’s Maroesjka Matthee dominated the national track championships at Hector Norris Park in Johannesburg this weekend. Photo: The Herald

Multiple South African champion Maroesjka Matthee turned in yet another dominating performance at this year’s national track championships, which culminated at Hector Norris Park in Turffontein, Johannesburg, on Saturday afternoon. The Team Bestmed-ASG-Multihull star took home a total of seven golds, one silver and a bronze medal in the elite events to set her seal on the five-day competition at ...

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