‘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


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


(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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Breedenet Cape Duo introduces Champion of Champions Solo Challenge

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The Breedenet Cape Duo has been challenged. In the lead up to the world’s first multi discipline multi-stage event, riders challenged the Cape Duo to introduce a solo category, to see who would go it alone, swopping mountain bikes for road bikes to become the ultimate champion of champions. The challenge was accepted and the Breedenet Cape Duo is ready ...

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Exciting announcement for the 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour

Artists impression of the new start for the Cape Town Cycle Tour which will move to the historic Grand Parade Precinct in 2018.

[Cape Town, 31st August 2017] At a press briefing today, it was announced that the start for the 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour will move from its traditional position on Hertzog Boulevard to the historic Grand Parade Precinct. “Our participants’ safety will always come first,” says David Bellairs, a Director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust. “2017 was a ...

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Tom Jenkins climb key to success at Tshwane Classic

Former national road cycling champion Ronel van Wyk says the iconic Tom Jenkins climb will play a critical role in the 98km feature race at the Tshwane Classic in Pretoria on November 5. Photo: Supplied

Former South African road cycling champion Ronel van Wyk, who won a memorable race in 2005 over the iconic Tom Jenkins climb, says the stretch will play a critical role in the Tshwane Classic in Pretoria this year. The uphill challenge comes after 80km of the 98km feature race on November 5 and Van Wyk said it would “separate the ...

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