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Late route change ups the ante in Tour of Good Hope

Former champion Kent Main (middle) aims to regain the overall title of the UCI 2.2-rated Takealot Tour of Good Hope, which takes place near Paarl in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8. Photo: Robert Ward

The Takealot Tour of Good Hope’s queen stage became just a little bit more gnarly after organisers were forced to make a late change to stage four, necessitated by road works in the area.   ASG Events chief executive Erick Oosthuizen said on Friday that they were forced to introduce changes to the route of the five-day UCI 2.2 race, ...

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Oosthuizen outduels Pritzen to take Berge & Dale

Pic 1 Jason Oosthuizen & Marc Pritzen LR

Jason Oosthuizen outduelled fellow teenager Marc Pritzen to win his first major road classic in the 20th edition of the Takealot Berge & Dale cycling race in Krugersdorp on the West Rand today.   In a two-man breakaway over the final few kilometres in the 108km feature race, the TEG ProCycling rider edged the in-form Pritzen in the sprint for ...

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Time-trial switch adds spice to Tour of Good Hope

Jayde Julius works hard to set the pace in the time-trial on the second stage of the Tour of Good Hope last year. This year, the 26.5km time-trial will be held on the third day, starting and finishing at the Boland Landbou school. Photo: Robert Ward

The race organisers have added a fresh dimension to the Takealot Tour of Good Hope this year by opting to hold the time-trial midway through the five-day race next month instead of at the start.   In recent years the time-trial has taken place on the second day, a Tuesday. However, ASG Events chief executive Erick Oosthuizen confirmed this week ...

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Du Toit cycles to maiden glory

The Herald Continental Cycle Tour MTB 80km Extreme Mens Winners 2019

Arno du Toit flew the Team DSV flag high in winning The Herald Continental Cycle Tour Mountain Bike Challenge at the Addo Polo Club on Sunday. Du Toit, racing in the absence of fellow DSV rider and defending champion Gert Heyns, finished in a time of two hours, 50 minutes and 29 seconds, as the first elite man h o ...

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Substitution entries for the Cape Town Cycle Tour are open!

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(Cape Town, 18 February 2019) The official substitution process for the 2019 Cape Town Cycle Tour opened on Wednesday, 13 February 2019 at 1pm and closes onMonday, 25 February at 1pm.   The lowdown Every time you cross a timing mat out on the route the data from your timing chip is streamed to a server. This is how RaceTec ...

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Tour of Good Hope backs Children’s Foundation

The Takealot Tour of Good will have the Olive Children’s Foundation as its charity when it takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8. Photo: Robert Ward

The Takealot Tour of Good Hope road race will throw its weight behind the Olive Children’s Foundation this year, using its status to raise awareness of young children who suffer from rare and life-threatening diseases.   South Africa’s premier road cycling tour takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8 and ASG Events chief executive Erick Oosthuizen ...

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Challenging finish awaits Berge & Dale riders

Riders in the Takealot Berge & Dale cycle road race in Krugersdorp on the West Rand on February 23 will face an interesting challenge as they tackle the route counter-clockwise this year. Picture: Mariola Biela

Cyclists who are targeting the Takealot Berge & Dale title next week will need to make sure they are well prepared for a challenging finish to the popular road classic.   The feature race of 108km in the 20th edition of one of South Africa’s longest-running events will see the leading bunch having to tackle the Sterkfontein climb in the ...

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Berge & Dale remains popular date on cycling calendar

Another big entry is expected for the Takealot Berge & Dale cycling road race by the time entries close on February 13. The event celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and will take place in Krugersdorp on the West Rand on February 23. Picture: Mariola Biela

For two decades the Takealot Berge & Dale has been a must-do event on South Africa’s road cycling calendar and this year’s 20th edition on February 23 promises to be no different.   Under new sponsors in Takealot.com and with a new venue in Silverstar Casino, race organisers ASG Events are anticipating a surge of interest before entries close on ...

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UCI status sparks massive interest in Tour of Good Hope

The UCI status of the Takealot Tour of Good Hope road cycling race in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8 was officially confirmed by the international body last week. Photo: Robert Ward

The international cycling body last week officially confirmed UCI status for the Takealot Tour of Good Hope, sparking a rising wave of interest in the March event.   The tour, one of South Africa’s premier road races, takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8, providing a showcase for both local and overseas riders to earn international ...

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New sponsor for Berge & Dale road race

Takealot.com have stepped in to sponsor one of South Africa’s oldest road cycling races, the Berge & Dale, which takes place in Krugersdorp on the West Rand on February 23. Photo: Mariola Biela

The Berge & Dale road cycling race will celebrate its 20th anniversary in style next month, with Takealot.com coming on board as naming sponsor for one of the country’s most popular events.   The annual race takes place in Krugersdorp on the West Rand on February 23, starting and finishing at the Silverstar Casino. The feature distance will be over ...

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