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ASA Launches Athletix Grand Prix Series

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Johannesburg – Athletics South Africa is excited to launch the ASA Athletix Grand Prix Series in which a total prize incentive of R1 365 000.00 is offered to athletes to produce outstanding performances. This competition will feature three Grand Prix Meetings in March, one month prior to the Commonwealth Games (08 – 15 April 2018 in Australia). South Africa’s finest will have ...

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Coming together to effect positive change in Paarl

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Paarl in the Western Cape came alive with the spirit of hope and opportunity at a recent distribution of 175 bicycles by non-profit organisation Qhubeka in collaboration with Nederburg and Team Dimension Data, Africa’s only pro-cycling World Tour team. The majority of the bicycles, 150 of these funded by Team Dimension Data and its partners, were given to learners of ...

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Kulhavy’s S-Works Epic Goes Under the Hammer for songo.info

Jaroslav Kulhavy’s custom Specialized S-Works Epic WC is going under the virtual hammer, on www.songo.info, from the 6th to the 15th of December to raise funds for the songo.info charity. Photo by Michal Cerveny.

songo.info are once again auctioning off a unique bicycle to raise funds for their educational and sporting programmes. This year the custom 2017 S-Works Epic, which Jaroslav Kulhavy raced to second position in the Absa Cape Epic, will go under the virtual hammer on an online auction which takes place on www.songo.info.   The auction opens at mid-day on Wednesday ...

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Sweeping changes for Berg Canoe Marathon

Sweeping changes have been approved for the Berg River Canoe Marathon, including its conversion to a team event, and the scrapping of the pre-race time trial. John Hishin/
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Paarl – Sweeping changes have been made to the format of the iconic Berg River Canoe Marathon that will take place from Paarl to Velddrif from 11 to 14 July 2018, modernising the race and adapting to suggestions from its paddlers. The biggest change is the conversion of the race, which has been a solo challenge since its inception in ...

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Matt Trautman factors Durban Ultra into his comeback plans

On the comeback from his serious spine injury, champion triathlete Matt Trautman is looking forward to the 2018 MiWay Durban Ultra Triathlon on Sunday, 4 March 2018. Kevin Sawyer/
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Durban – Champion triathlete Matt Trautman will be heading for the MiWay Durban Ultra Triathlon on Sunday 4 March keen to race the iconic beachfront based course, and to move on from his horrific 2016 crash that left him with fractured vertebrae and reduced to a spectator of the sport that he loves. At last year’s Durban Ultra Trautman was ...

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TransCape lands major title sponsor

Riders during stage 1 of the 2017 Liberty Winelands Encounter from Stellenbosch to Franschhoek, 21 April 2017. Photo by Ewald Sadie

One of South Africa’s top mountain bike stage races, the TransCape, has received a major boost with the news that Liberty will be the title sponsor from 2018. This is another breakthrough for the seven-stage race, which recently received UCI status and takes cyclists on a 614km challenge from Knysna to La Couronne Wine Farm in Franschhoek this February. Liberty’s ...

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Stiff climb key to victory in wild coast race

The trail for the Bestmed Wild Coast Sun MTB Classic will provide spectacular views from the top of Mzamba Gorge when the race takes place near Port Edward in KwaZulu-Natal on December 9. Photo: Supplied

A 14km stretch of district road leading to the top of a plateau could be the tipping point when cyclists tackle the Bestmed Wild Coast Sun MTB Classic near Port Edward in KwaZulu-Natal next weekend.   This is the opinion of the route director, Ian Wilson, who said their overall objective was to ensure that riders of all levels enjoy ...

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Prodigal Khumalo takes first place at Ultra-trail Cape Town presented by Salomon, 21-year old Lucy Bartholomew wins the Women’s 100km event.

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Cape Town, 2 December 2017: Ultra-trail Cape Town (UTCT) presented by Salomon, which this year forms part of the Ultra-trail World Tour, saw Zimbabwean Prodigal Khumalo smash the men’s race record by just under an hour, in a time of 9:51.00. Other race favourite Ryan Sandes was only minutes behind him in a time of 9:56:03, with Scotty Hawker from ...

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Team Giant’s Rohan Du Plooy takes the win at a wet Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour

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(Stellenbosch, 3 December 2017) Team Giant’s Rohan Du Plooy took the win at the Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour this morning in wet racing conditions, finishing the 97km route in 02:16:14, beating Craig Boyes (Specialized) and Dan Craven (Namibia) to the post, who finished in second and third respectively. Liezel Jordaan (Route 62 Cycles) claimed the victory in the women’s race ...

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