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Tour of Good Hope lands UCI status

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The Takealot Tour of Good Hope’s elevation to UCI status for 2019 will ensure that one of South Africa’s premier road tours is a drawcard for local and international competitors.   It is the first time that the five-day race, which takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8, will have UCI points up for grabs and ...

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Knysna Cycle Tour and Forest Marathon on track for next year!

Left to right: Elwin Thompson, Clive Wilkinson and Andrew Finn (Knysna Rotary) and Wayne Kidd (President Knysna Marathon Club).

Organisers of the 2019 Rotary Knysna Cycle Tour and the Knysna Forest Marathon have confirmed that plans for next year’s events are on track. The Cycle Tour will take place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June, and the Forest Marathon will be on Saturday 29 June. as part of the annual Knysna Oyster Festival. The events are the iconic ...

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Raising the bar is SA road cycling

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The rolling ocean, the abundance of nature, the beautiful city of Port Elizabeth all to yourself, the intoxicating spirit of true camaraderie, smiling faces and clapping crowds … it’s no wonder why riders believe this is the new benchmark in South African road cycling races.   Palpably euphoric, the road race route winds through Port Elizabeth, the city that embodies ...

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Emphasis placed on teamwork at Tour of Good Hope

The amateur section of next year’s Takealot Tour of Good Hope will feature a brand-new team format. Photo: Robert Ward/Tour of Good Hope

A new format for the amateur categories will place the emphasis on teamwork when the Takealot Tour of Good Hope takes place in the Western Cape next year.   South Africa’s premier road cycle tour, which takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8, will see several changes as race organisers ASG Events and new title sponsor ...

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Boost for Demacon team from Positive Sports

The Demacon Ladies Cycling Team’s Carla Oberholzer was one of their star performers this year, winning 10 races on the SA road cycling calendar, including the national road title and the 947 Cycle Challenge. Picture: Mariola Biela

South African cycling distribution company Positive Sports Solutions and the Demacon Ladies Cycling Team will next year continue their partnership, which proved highly successful in 2018.   The Demacon Ladies Cycling Team had a remarkable year in SA road cycling with their team members winning 17 of the 18 races in which they participated.   Leading the way was ace ...

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Coke bottler powers pedallers in Tshwane Classic

Starting and finishing at the Voortrekker Monument, organisers of the Tshwane Classic are planning a high quality offering, including total road closure on the 98km, 60km and 20km routes. Photo: Supplied

Coca-Cola Beverages SA is putting the fizz into Sunday’s Tshwane Classic cycle race, saddling up in support of a healthy lifestyle and a healthy environment by sponsoring the drinks for the event. An active lifestyle is widely recognised as the most effective way to stay healthy and steer clear of non-communicable diseases associated with obesity and the modern, sedentary way ...

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Maiden Satellite Classic win for Van Heerden

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Steven van Heerden won the Bestmed Satellite Classic cycling road race for the first time as he outsprinted his rivals in the 110km event near Hartbeespoort Dam in North West Province today.   The 25-year-old BCX rider, from Kempton Park in Johannesburg, held on in the final surge for the line to win in a time of 2:35:18. He was ...

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Hoffman has a point to prove in Satellite Classic

BCX cyclist Nolan Hoffman will be out to defend his title when the Bestmed Satellite Classic 110km race takes place near Hartbeespoort Dam in North West Province on Saturday. Picture: Jetline Action Photography

Nolan Hoffman says he is always motivated to prove others wrong and that will be his goal when he defends his title in the Bestmed Satellite Classic cycling road race on Saturday.   The 110km feature event near Hartbeespoort Dam in North West Province will see cyclists from around the country testing their fitness on a challenging route which includes ...

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Breathtaking new venue for Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour

The 2019 Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour recently announced their new date and has now also revealed that the event will be hosted at Val de Vie Estate.

(Stellenbosch, 08 October 2018) “We are delighted to announce that the Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour taking place on 20 January 2019 will start and finish at Val de Vie Estate,” said David Bellairs, Media, Marketing and Sponsorship director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust. The Western Cape’s second-largest road cycling event will once again act as the final premier ...

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Satellite Classic a perfect launching pad

Organisers ASG Events have been working on a number of improvements to ensure the Satellite Classic near the Hartbeespoort Dam in North West Province runs smoothly on October 13. Picture: Jetline Action Photography

The Bestmed Satellite Classic, to be held near Hartbeespoort Dam in the North West Province on October 13, will provide cyclists with the perfect launching pad for the upcoming road-racing season.   The annual cycling extravaganza comprises a number of options headed by the feature 110km race, which has the plus factor of being a premier seeding event for the ...

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