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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Smit retains yellow jersey in Jock Tour

The overnight leader of the Bestmed Jock Tour, Willie Smit, kept the yellow jersey after finishing third on the 140km second stage in Mpumalanga on Saturday. Photo: Hendrik Wagener

Overnight leader Willie Smit retained the yellow jersey after finishing third in the 140km second stage of the inaugural Bestmed Jock Tour, presented by ASG, in Nelspruit on Saturday. Smit led out EuropcarSA teammate Ryan Gibbons in the final sprint at the Mbombela Stadium in the Mpumalanga capital to help him collect the stage victory in 4:00:46 ahead of Bonitas ...

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Former Bok soloes to Jock Classique win

Heidi Dalton (right) took her first major win as an elite rider at the Bestmed Jock Classique in Nelspruit on Saturday. Here she is interviewed at the prize-giving by announcer Johnny Koen. Photo: Full Stop Communications

Former Springbok cyclist Mark Spencer soloed to victory in South Africa’s oldest one-day stage race, the 150km Bestmed Jock Classique, in Nelspruit on Saturday. Spencer, who is the current national road champion in the 40 to 44 age group, won two of the three stages en route to the overall title in 4:28:19. The 43-year-old said he was delighted to ...

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Six in One Challenge


The Six in One Challenge is an exciting multisport event that takes place on 29 November 2015 at Doran Vineyards, Paardeberg. It consists of six legs that must be completed in sequence. Athletes who would like to skip the water-related legs can enter in the No H2O category. Date: 29 November 2015 Location: Doran Vineyards, Paardeberg (Start & Finish) Event ...

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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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