Tour of Good Hope on African champ’s bucket list


Having recovered from a year hampered by injury, professional road cyclist Willie Smit is looking forward to making his mark when his team compete in the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope next month. The 24-year-old Team RoadCover rider is fresh from capturing the African Continental Championships road race title in Egypt at the weekend and has now turned his attention ...

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Top SA races honour Voice of Cycling

The Bestmed Tour of Good Hope and Bestmed Jock Tour will offer the Phil Liggett Tribute trophies to the men’s and women’s elite winners this year. Photo: Supplied

Following the Bestmed Phil Liggett Tribute Tour in December, two of South Africa’s premier road cycling stage races will be honouring the legendary British cycling commentator by naming their winners’ trophies after him. ASG Events announced that next month’s Bestmed Tour of Good Hope in the Cape Winelands and September’s Bestmed Jock Tour in Mpumalanga will pay homage to the ...

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Bestmed-ASG’s new signings ready to roll

The roster of the Team Bestmed-ASG cycling team for the 2017 season includes, from left, Skye Davidson, Lynette Benson, Sanet Coetzee, Nina Sender, An-Li Kachelhoffer, Chante van der Merwe, Nicolene and Zanele Tshoko. Bernette Beyers is in Switzerland. Photo: Stuart Pickering

Having signed up a new-look outfit of elite riders, Team Bestmed-ASG will be focused on making a major impact on the South African cycling scene this year. Grabbing their immediate attention will be the SA National Road Championships in Wellington this week where team leader and Olympian An-Li Kachelhoffer will be defending her road race title on Saturday. Team manager ...

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Maree edges Main in Berge en Dale

Demacon’s Kim le Court beat Bestmed-ASG’s An-Li Kachelhoffer in a sprint to take the elite women’s title at the 2017 Bestmed Berge en Dale Championship in Muldersdrift on the West Rand today. Photo: BrandBoom

Team Telkom’s David Maree edged RoadCover’s Kent Main in a sprint finish to snatch the men’s honours in the Bestmed Berge en Dale Championship at Muldersdrift on the West Rand today. The 27-year-old from Fourways in Johannesburg said the outcome had been “a bit of surprise” as they had planned their strategy around the team’s sprinter, Reynard Butler, in anticipation ...

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Sauser braced for Tour of Good Hope’s speed

Swiss star Christoph Sauser will be among a strong international field in the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope that takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 6 to 10. Photo: Warren Elsom

Primarily a mountain biker, Swiss ace Christoph Sauser is ready to make an impact when he competes in the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope cycling race from March 6 to 10. The triple world marathon and five-time Cape Epic champion will compete in the country’s premier road tour for Investec-Songo-Specialized and is eager to reap the benefits of the 490km ...

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Substitution entries for Cape Town Cycle Tour are open

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - MARCH 06:  during the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2016 on Match 06, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. EDITOR'S NOTE: For free editorial use. Not available for sale. No commercial usage. (Photo by Sam Clark/Slingshot Media/Gallo Images)

(Cape Town, 01 February) Subs! Are you ready? For those cyclists who missed the original entry cut-off in September 2016, the official substitution process for the 2017 Cape Town Cycle Tour opens today, 1 February 2017, at 1pm and closes on 24 February, at 1pm. Now is your chance to secure a spot in the 40th celebration of the world’s largest timed cycling event. How ...

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RoadCover fired up for Berge en Dale

Pic 1 Clint Hendricks LR

Team RoadCover have made a strong start to the year by winning the Mpumalanga Cycle Tour and will be looking to continue their success in the Bestmed Berge en Dale Championship next weekend. Last year the outfit filled the top three places in the 102km road classic at the Cradlestone Mall in Muldersdrift on the West Rand and manager Nic ...

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Oberholzer prepared for Berge en Dale challenge

Carla Oberholzer, runner-up last year, is ready to test herself in the Bestmed Berge en Dale Championship road classic on February 4. Photo: Supplied

As someone who relishes a challenge, Carla Oberholzer is in the right frame of mind to make a charge for the title at the first major national classic of the South African road cycling season early next month. The 29-year-old professional from Clarens in the Free State finished runner-up in last year’s 102km Bestmed Berge en Dale Championship and is ...

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