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Climber Julius sprints to Lost City win on debut

Bonitas climber Jayde Julius (centre) took a surprise victory in the 115km Lost City Cycle Classic which formed part of the Powerade Bestmed Lost City Cycle Festival in the North-West Province on Saturday. With him are Westvaal-BMC’s runner-up Tyler Day (right) and third-placed Herman Fouché of Bonitas. Photo: Jetline Action Photo

Climber Jayde Julius found his sprinter’s legs to claim the Lost City Cycle Classic at the Powerade Bestmed Lost City Cycling Festival in the North-West Province on Saturday. The Bonitas rider put the hammer down with 3km left to lay the foundation for his victory in the 115km feature event in 2:37:38. Julius, who was making his race debut, outsprinted ...

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Hoffman looking for form at Lost City Classic

Team Abantu’s Nolan Hoffman will be aiming to retain his title at the Powerade Bestmed Lost City Cycle Festival in the North-West Province on Saturday. Photo: Jetline Action Photo

Defending champion Nolan Hoffman will be looking to regain his confidence and form at the Powerade Bestmed Lost City Cycle Festival – the first of the spring classics – in the North-West Province on Saturday. Hoffman, who completed the five-day Clover Tour through Mpumalanga on Sunday, said it was good to be getting back in road shape after a disappointing ...

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Last chance to cycle for cancer

Mountain bikers and roadies have one last chance to sign up to cycle for cancer before entries for the Powerade Bestmed Lost City Cycle Festival close at 11pm on Tuesday evening. Photo: Jetline Action Photo

Mountain bikers and roadies have one last chance to sign up to cycle for cancer before entries for the Powerade Bestmed Lost City Cycle Festival close at 11pm on Tuesday evening. The 17th edition of the event takes to the roads and offroad trails around Sun City on August 16 and 17. Dubbed “Cycle 4 Cansa”, the proceeds from the ...

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Sad day for cycling as the OFM Classic retires.

HB Kruger celebrating his win at the OFM classic in 2013 – Photo www. bonitasprocycling.co.za

Bloemfontein will not host the OFM Classic cycle race in 2014. Title sponsors and event owner OFM announced that the event will be retired today. Increasingly cycling as a sport is under pressure due to rising costs and decreasing interest from sponsors. Additionally, the sport itself presents a number of constantly evolving challenges for organisers, not least of which is ...

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Nel wins Jock for maiden classic title

Westvaal-BMC’s overall winner JC Nel (second from left) sprints into the finish, behind Reynard Butler of Abantu on stage three of the Bestmed Jock Cycle Classique in Nelspruit on Saturday. Photo: Full Stop Communications

JC Nel showed his all-round climbing and sprinting ability to claim his maiden classic victory in the 32nd Bestmed Jock Cycle Classique in the Mpumalanga Lowveld on Saturday. Nel, 22, also claimed the king of the mountains title in what is billed as South Africa’s toughest one-day road race. The young Westvaal-BMC rider gritted his teeth in the finishing sprints ...

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More fireworks for Gallopin at Le Tour

Tour de France 2014 - Etape 11 - Besançon / Oyonnax - 16/07/2014 - The yellow jersey after the stage win for Tony Gallopin © ASO/B.Bade

Tony Gallopin had his day of glory as he wore the yellow jersey on Bastille Day but he suffered a lot in the Vosges and didn’t enjoy the ride really but he made it up after the rest day as he claimed his first stage victory at the Tour de France in a brilliant manner. He attacked twice in the ...

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Nibali takes back yellow as Contador crashes out of Le Tour

Tour de France 2014 - Etape 10 - Mulhouse / La Planche des Belles Filles / 14/07/2014 - Vicenzo NIBALI a récupéré le maillot jaune perdu la veille

The speculations around an expected duel between Chris Froome and Alberto Contador have completely vanished. Five days after the defending champion, the Spaniard has been forced out of the race after crashing badly before the real fight between the favorites begun. Following the sad exit of the leader of Tinkoff-Saxo, the super favorite of the Tour de France became Vincenzo ...

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Tony Martin shows his true power at Le Tour

Tour de France 2014 - Etape 9 - Gerardmer / Mulhouse - 13/07/2014 - Tony MARTIN combatif du jour © ASO/X.Bourgois

For the first time, Tony Martin has won a different stage than a time trial at the Tour de France but it looked like a time trial as he used the mid mountains stage in the Vosges to ride away with Alessandro De Marchi for 90 kilometres and solo for 59 kilometres! It was an enormous exploit by the German ...

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