Sports Lovers: show your metal with Iqela Events


Calling all mountain bikers, trail runners and triathlon lovers: Don’t miss out on the chance to participate in three exhilarating challenges, set along some of the Western Cape’s most scenic routes. Iqela Events’ Cellar 2 Cellar, Six in One Challenge and Slanghoek Triathlon are officially open for entries. The sixth annual Cellar 2 Cellar Trail Run and Wine Experience takes ...

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Smit time-trials to first yellow jersey at Jock Tour

Willie Smit of Team EuropcarSA won the 27km individual time-trial on the opening stage of the inaugural Bestmed Jock Tour near Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, on Friday. Photo: Rika Joubert/Cyclenation

Nelspruit local Willie Smit gritted his teeth into a punishing headwind to post the fastest time in the 27km individual time-trial that opened the inaugural Bestmed Jock Tour, presented by ASG, in Mpumalanga on Friday. Smit clocked 57:03 in the hilly test between his hometown and the top of Kaapsehoop to give Team EuropcarSA the yellow jersey by almost 50 ...

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Joaquim Rodriguez wins under the deluge

Joaquim Rodriguez ( KAT) stage winner - Crédit : ASO/G.Demouveaux

Joaquim «the little cigar» (Purito) Rodriguez (Katusha) claimed his second stage win at the 102nd Tour de France after the Mur de Huy as he soloed to victory with 7.5km to go in the ascent to Plateau de Beille. Under the deluge, Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) and Romain Bardet (AG2R-La Mondiale) made the top three while the yellow jersey group crossed ...

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Despite crash Louis Meintjes finishes 5th

Louis Meintjes rides high to a top 5 finish - Gruber Images

Louis Meintjes put in a magnificent ride on today’s final stage in the Pyrenees, claiming 5th place at the top of the Plateau de Beille. Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) would be the rider to cross the line first, winning the 195km stage. It was after the intermediate sprint at kilometer 20 that a big group of 22 riders jumped clear of ...

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MTN-Qhubeka riders impress once again

Serge Pauwels courageously rides to 4th place - Gruber Images

The 11th stage of the Tour de France had MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung fans on the edge of their seats as Serge Pauwels rode incredibly well to eventually finish in 4th place on the day. The stage victory went to Rafal Majka (Tinkoff-Saxo). With most teams believing the break would survive today, there was a huge fight to get into the ...

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Majka wins in the mountains again

Rafal MAJKA seen alone in his third victory in the Tour de France . - ASO/X.Bourgois

Rafal Majka claimed his first victory of the 2015 season as he repeated his two stage victories in Risoul and Saint-Lary-Soulan at the first Tour de France he took part in last year. The Polish climber rode away solo from a breakaway group to clinch the prestigious Souvenir Jacques Goddet at the top of the Tourmalet. A surprise King of ...

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Don’t miss out: 2015 Coronation Double Century entries open on 21 July!


(15 July 2015, Cape Town) Riders looking to tackle the 2015 Coronation Double Century team cycle race should diarise Tuesday, 21 July, when entries will open at 1pm. The event takes place in Swellendam on Saturday, 21 November 2015 when 250 teams of up to 12 riders each will cycle 202km around the Overberg. The 23rd Coronation Double Century will welcome back tenacious athletes ...

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Nel aims to make history in inaugural Jock Tour

Defending Bestmed Jock Cycle Classique champion JC Nel will be aiming to write his name in the history books when the new three-day Bestmed Jock Tour rolls out of Nelspruit (Mbombela) in Mpumalanga on Friday.

Defending Bestmed Jock Cycle Classique champion JC Nel will be aiming to write his name in the history books when the new three-day Bestmed Jock Tour rolls out of Nelspruit (Mbombela) in Mpumalanga on Friday. Nel, who races in the colours of Bonitas, will head a powerful elite field that features all of South Africa’s top pro teams in the ...

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Stybar wins in Le Havre, Teklehaimanot in the polka dot jersey

The polkadot jersey has a new owner , Daniel TEKLEHAIMANOT (MTN),  - Crédit : ASO/B.Bade

Mixed feeling for Etixx-Quick Step in Le Havre: Zdenek Stybar anticipated the bunch sprint to win stage 6 while race leader Tony Martin crashed in the last kilometer and crossed the line obviously injured and likely to pull out of the Tour de France. Daniel Teklehaimanot made history for Africa with taking the polka dot jersey. 188 riders started stage ...

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