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Tour of Good Hope dressed in pink

Charity organisation Pink Trees for Pauline, who raise funds to assist cancer patients, will be involved with the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope for the first time in March next year. Photo: Supplied

The Bestmed Tour of Good Hope is set to turn a brighter shade of pink next year and it will have nothing to do with the exhaustive efforts the cyclists put in to conquer South Africa’s premier road stage race. Instead, organisers ASG Events have joined hands with charity organisation Pink Trees for Pauline for the first time to use ...

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Car rental agreement eases life of Tshwane organisers

ASG Events and Bidvest Car Rental will continue their partnership when the Tshwane Classic road cycling race is held in Pretoria on November 5. Photo: Jetline Action Photography

Bidvest Car Rental will be a major driving force behind the Tshwane Classic road cycling event that will see more than 4 000 participants race through the heart of Pretoria on November 5. With a big entry for the event – which includes the 98km feature race, two supporting races and full road closure – the offering is tipped to elevate ...

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Organisers tick all the boxes at 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

Race organisers are leaving no stone unturned in their efforts to develop the Tshwane Classic into one of the premier road cycling races in the country. Central to their planning is the element of total road closure for the 98km, 60km and 20km distances as they and the Tshwane Municipality embrace the key issue of rider safety. More than 4 000 ...

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Hoffman lands Satellite title after smart ride

Nolan Hoffman (centre) won the Bestmed Satellite Championship ahead of Kent Main (right) and Bradley Potgieter in Maropeng today. Photo: Jetline Action Photography

The new finish of the Bestmed Satellite Championship road cycling classic supposedly favoured climbers, but Nolan Hoffman was fast to disprove that theory when he won the 110km race in Maropeng today. The BCX sprinter had the final say when he passed Dimension Data’s Kent Main in the closing metres to take the title in 2:33:23. RoadCover’s Bradley Potgieter completed ...

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‘Unpredictable’ Satellite Championship in the offing

Defending champion Willie Smit said changes to the Bestmed Satellite Classic would make for unpredictable racing. Photo: Jetline Action Photography

Minor changes to the route of the Bestmed Satellite Championship could turn the racing on its head and make for an exciting and unpredictable finish on Saturday. The road cycling classic, which previously started at Saloon Route 66, has moved to Maropeng and, as a result, changes have been made to the 110km and 84km courses. Although the routes remain ...

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Morne Van Greunen’s take on the Cape Duo

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I love cycling… a lot. I consider myself a “closet roadie” who has developed the ability to ride a mountain bike. Both of these disciplines give me tremendous joy for various reasons. Nothing compares to the exhilarating speed of a smooth section of tar whilst sitting in the bunch in a fast road stage, just like nothing exceeds the freedom ...

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Main banks on climbing strength at Satellite champs

Kent Main of Dimension Data, seen here in action at the Bestmed Jock Tour, will be aiming to capitalise on his climbing ability to make an impact on the 110km Bestmed Satellite Championship road race at Maropeng on October 14. Photo: Memories4U Photography

Competing as a solo rider, Dimension Data’s Kent Main will be relying on his strength on the hills to make an impact when the Bestmed Satellite Championship takes place next weekend. Offering routes of 110km, 84km and 60km, the road classic will take place from Maropeng on October 14. With his teammates not yet back from competing in Europe, Main ...

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Cape Town Cycle Tour entry closing date extended

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(Cape Town, 28 September 2017) The entry closing date for South Africans wishing to participate in the iconic 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour has been extended until Tuesday, 3 October at 4pm. David Bellairs, a Director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust, said, “We had a technical issue with our direct email system. Because of this, and to give ...

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Satellite cycling classic’s route an incentive for all

Well-positioned on the calendar, the Bestmed Satellite Championship on November 14 is one of the most popular road races in the country. Photo: Jetline Action Photography

A route which suits cyclists of all levels should ensure that the Bestmed Satellite Championship, which takes place next month, remains a prominent race on the South African road classics calendar. The event, which takes place near the Hartbeestpoort Dam in North West on October 14, provides offerings of 106km, 80km and 60km. Entries close on October 2. ASG Events ...

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Davids achieves career first with Jock Tour title

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The in-form Brendon Davids achieved a career first when he raced to victory in the three-day Bestmed Jock Tour, which culminated at the Mbombela Stadium in Mpumalanga today. The RoadCover pro finished the 138km final stage, which included 3 100m of ascent, in third to cement his overall lead in what is, on paper, South Africa’s toughest road cycling event. Stage ...

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