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Irishman takes first yellow jersey

Irishman Philip Lavery (Alfa Bodyworks) celebrates his win in the 102km opening stage of the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope road race, which started and finished at the La Paris Estate near Paarl today. Photo: Robert Ward

Irishman Philip Lavery led a small group of escapees over the line to win the opening stage of the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope in warm conditions at La Paris Estate near Paarl today. The 26-year-old Alfa Bodyworks rider from Dublin, who only arrived in South Africa on Wednesday, clocked a time of 2:21:06 on the relatively flat 102km ride ...

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Social experience at four-stage Kremetart

Bradley Potgieter, of RoadCover, won the 27th Kremetart Tour in Louis Trichardt last year. Photo: Nic White

With entries for the Kremetart Tour open, riders wanting to make sure they experience one of the most sociable events on the South African cycling calendar should waste no time booking their spots. The June 3 race in Louis Trichardt in Limpopo, now into its 28th year, is known for providing plenty of opportunity for camaraderie during the journey, which totals ...

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Defending champ on a mission at Tour of Good Hope

Dimension Data rider Stefan de Bod is motivated to retain the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope title when the five-day road race takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 6 to 10. Photo: Warren Elsom

Returning to a region he knows intimately, champion Stefan de Bod is fired up to defend his title when the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope takes place in the Cape Winelands next week. Starting on Monday, South Africa’s premier road stage race, spread over five days and 490km, will see the country’s leading road cyclists, as well as some high ...

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Tour of Good Hope on African champ’s bucket list

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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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