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Emphasis placed on teamwork at Tour of Good Hope

The amateur section of next year’s Takealot Tour of Good Hope will feature a brand-new team format. Photo: Robert Ward/Tour of Good Hope

A new format for the amateur categories will place the emphasis on teamwork when the Takealot Tour of Good Hope takes place in the Western Cape next year.   South Africa’s premier road cycle tour, which takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8, will see several changes as race organisers ASG Events and new title sponsor ...

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Boost for Demacon team from Positive Sports

The Demacon Ladies Cycling Team’s Carla Oberholzer was one of their star performers this year, winning 10 races on the SA road cycling calendar, including the national road title and the 947 Cycle Challenge. Picture: Mariola Biela

South African cycling distribution company Positive Sports Solutions and the Demacon Ladies Cycling Team will next year continue their partnership, which proved highly successful in 2018.   The Demacon Ladies Cycling Team had a remarkable year in SA road cycling with their team members winning 17 of the 18 races in which they participated.   Leading the way was ace ...

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Coke bottler powers pedallers in 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

Coca-Cola Beverages SA is putting the fizz into Sunday’s Tshwane Classic cycle race, saddling up in support of a healthy lifestyle and a healthy environment by sponsoring the drinks for the event. An active lifestyle is widely recognised as the most effective way to stay healthy and steer clear of non-communicable diseases associated with obesity and the modern, sedentary way ...

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Maiden Satellite Classic win for Van Heerden

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Steven van Heerden won the Bestmed Satellite Classic cycling road race for the first time as he outsprinted his rivals in the 110km event near Hartbeespoort Dam in North West Province today.   The 25-year-old BCX rider, from Kempton Park in Johannesburg, held on in the final surge for the line to win in a time of 2:35:18. He was ...

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Hoffman has a point to prove in Satellite Classic

BCX cyclist Nolan Hoffman will be out to defend his title when the Bestmed Satellite Classic 110km race takes place near Hartbeespoort Dam in North West Province on Saturday. Picture: Jetline Action Photography

Nolan Hoffman says he is always motivated to prove others wrong and that will be his goal when he defends his title in the Bestmed Satellite Classic cycling road race on Saturday.   The 110km feature event near Hartbeespoort Dam in North West Province will see cyclists from around the country testing their fitness on a challenging route which includes ...

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Breathtaking new venue for Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour

The 2019 Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour recently announced their new date and has now also revealed that the event will be hosted at Val de Vie Estate.

(Stellenbosch, 08 October 2018) “We are delighted to announce that the Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour taking place on 20 January 2019 will start and finish at Val de Vie Estate,” said David Bellairs, Media, Marketing and Sponsorship director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust. The Western Cape’s second-largest road cycling event will once again act as the final premier ...

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Satellite Classic a perfect launching pad

Organisers ASG Events have been working on a number of improvements to ensure the Satellite Classic near the Hartbeespoort Dam in North West Province runs smoothly on October 13. Picture: Jetline Action Photography

The Bestmed Satellite Classic, to be held near Hartbeespoort Dam in the North West Province on October 13, will provide cyclists with the perfect launching pad for the upcoming road-racing season.   The annual cycling extravaganza comprises a number of options headed by the feature 110km race, which has the plus factor of being a premier seeding event for the ...

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Tshwane Classic – The city is ready

It’s not all about the adults at the Tshwane Classic. Tomorrow’s heroes also get a chance to show off their cycling skills in the kids’ events at the Voortrekker Monument.

Never before had a total of 98km of normally busy roads been closed to traffic and made exclusively available for cyclists in the City of Tshwane. The 2017 edition of the Tshwane Classic was a historic moment for Tshwane and for cycling, says seasoned race organiser Wynand de Villiers.   The second edition of the Tshwane Classic, presented in association ...

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How to fuel for an Ultra-Endurance race

The 2018 Coronation Double Century is just over two months away. We have put together some advice and tips for endurance nutrition for all those training for the 202km road race.

The Coronation Double Century represents some unique challenges, not least of which is eating and drinking properly (and enough) to help you “go the distance”.   For most recreational cyclists the 202-kilometre loop from Swellendam is the longest and toughest journey on a bike every year. The old adage goes that ‘if a car runs out of fuel, it will ...

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Stand by to enter the 2018 Coronation Double Century

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(Cape Town, 8 August 2018) Entries for South Africa’s favourite team road race, the Coronation Double Century, will kick off on Monday, 13 August 2018. This iconic event is now in its 26th year and entries are, much like the past few years, bound to sell out in minutes.   Here’s what you need to know to avoid disappointment and ...

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