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Cycle Tour entries open on 26 September 2014

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(Cape Town, 27 August 2014) The Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust (CTCTT), organisers of the annual Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum Cycle Tour, has announced that entries to the 2015 tour will open on Friday, 26 September 2014 at 1pm to coincide with an important announcement relating to the event.  The Cycle Tour – now in its 38th year ...

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Cycling SA select ‘juniors’ for Worlds

Bestmed-ASG junior cyclists (from left) Michelle Benson, Catherine Colyn and Monique Gerber will represent the future of South African women’s cycling at the UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain, from September 21 to 28. Photo: Gerda Benson

African champion Monique Gerber will spearhead the South African junior women’s attack at the UCI Road World Championships in Ponferrada, Spain, from September 21 to 28. Gerber and fellow Bestmed-ASG teammates Catherine Colyn and Michelle Benson will make up the junior female component of the national team, which was announced by Cycling South Africa on Friday. Team manager Owen Botha ...

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Venter ready to race against world’s best

Bestmed-ASG rider Juanita Venter (left), seen here in action during the Bestmed Tour de Boland, will take on the world’s best veteran women at the UCI Amateur Road World Championships in Ljublijana, Slovenia, from August 27. Photo: Capcha Photography

National road and time-trial champion Juanita Venter is preparing to take on the world’s best veteran women at the UCI Amateur Road World Championships in Ljublijana, Slovenia, from August 27.Venter, who races locally in the colours of Bestmed-ASG, will be aiming for a medal in the time-trial discipline on Wednesday. She will also take part in the road race on ...

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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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