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Diary Listing: 2015 CAPE TOWN CYCLE TOUR

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Event:             Cape Town Cycle Tour Date:              Sunday, 8 March 2015 Distance:       109km Venue:           Cape Peninsula  On Sunday, 8 March 2015, 35 000 cyclists will line up in Hertzog Boulevard to participate in the world’s largest timed cycling event, the Cape Town Cycle Tour. Formerly known as the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum Cycle Tour, the event has grown beyond the imagination of ...

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Tour de Boland announces SA’s richest time-trial

Top national and international time-triallists will vie for a new R50 000 prize purse on stage three of the Bestmed Tour de Boland, presented by Pinarello, on March 4. Here Cape Town cyclist Andy Davies sets off during last year’s event. Photo: Capcha Photography

Organisers of next month’s Bestmed Tour de Boland have announced a new R50 000 time-trial prize purse – the richest in South African cycling. The five-day road tour, in partnership with Buffet Olives, will reward the best individual time-triallists on the 30km third stage between Ceres and Tulbagh on March 4. According to event organiser Wynand de Villiers, the aim ...

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Namibian champ targets continental title

Team Bestmed-Multihull-ASG’s newly crowned Nambian champion Vera Adrian will turn her attentions to the African continental road cycling championships in South Africa next week. Photo: Proactive/Heiko Diehl

Team Bestmed-Multihull-ASG’s newly crowned Namibian champion, Vera Adrian, will be striving for continental glory at next week’s African road cycling championships. Adrian, who won both the road and time-trial titles in her home country last weekend, looks in top form for the event in Wartburg, South Africa, from February 9 to 14. A two-time junior national road and time-trial champion, ...

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Eyob earns first Berge en Dale win

Metkel Eyob: Metkel Eyob of the MTN-Qhubeka feeder team showed good early season form as he soloed to victory in the Action Ford Berge en Dale Classic, presented by Optimum Financial Services, near Krugersdorp on Saturday. Photo: Supplied

The MTN-Qhubeka feeder team’s Metkel Eyob showed good early season form as he soloed to victory in the Action Ford Berge en Dale Classic, presented by Optimum Financial Services, near Krugersdorp on Saturday. The Eritrean climber made short work of the undulating 102km route to win the West Rand’s biggest cycle race in a time of 2:25:16. He was followed ...

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Online Entries for 2015 Cape Town Cycle Tour Juniors now open

Image credit: Karin Schermbrucker/Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust

(Cape Town, 04 February 2015) Online entries for the 2015 Cape Town Cycle Tour Juniors event are now open, with approximately two thirds of the available entries still on offer for budding cyclists eager to develop or show off their riding skills.  The 2015 Juniors event takes place on Saturday, 07 March at the Youngsfield Military Base in Wynberg, offering young ...

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Ultimate Quest seeks new champion

The Herald VW Cycle Tour’s two-time Ultimate Quest champion James Reid celebrates his victory in last year’s mountain bike feature race. The Ultimate Quest could be looking for a new champion in 2015. Photo: Full Stop Communications

With two-time winner James Reid a doubtful starter, The Herald VW Cycle Tour could be looking for a new Ultimate Quest champion when the event takes place in Nelson Mandela Bay at the end of January. The Ultimate Quest offers bragging rights – and R5 000 in cash – for the male and female riders with the best combined times ...

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James Tennent clinches 2014 Stellenbosch Cycle Tour victory

2014 Stellenbosch Cycle Tour women’s elite winners (l-r): Maroesjka Matthee (2nd), Anriette Schoeman (1st) and Jennie Stenerhag (3rd).

(Stellenbosch, 30 November 2014) James Tennent from Team Giant Durbanville clinched the 8th Stellenbosch Cycle Tour title this morning in superb weather conditions, finishing the 95km route in just 02:15:25 and edging out second place Jos le Roux (Team Lights by Linea) by half a tyre width. In a sprint finish, Le Roux held off stiff competition from Nolan Hoffman (Team ...

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Rabie and Stenerhag to defend Stellenbosch Cycle Tour titles

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  (Cape Town, 25 November 2014) Winners of the 2013 Stellenbosch Cycle Tour, Johann Rabie and Jennie Stenerhag have set the benchmark for this year’s race, aiming to defend their titles at the 8th instalment of the event on Sunday, 30 November 2014. Both Rabie and Stenerhag secured podium finishes at the FNB Wines2Whales MTB race earlier this month, and have set ...

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Ride for RedCap a resounding success

After two tough days in the saddle riders were happy to have completed this year's successful Ride for Redcap endurance cycle in central Durban.  - Pierre Tostee/
MRP Foundation Communications

Durban – After facing wet and windy challenging conditions for the start of the fifth annual Ride for RedCap at the weekend the 32 cyclists who successfully rode the 620km from Johannesburg to Durban over two days enjoyed stunning weather for the second day of their endurance ride on Monday which saw the cyclists raise over R160,000 for the MRP ...

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