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XTERRA Grabouw boasts new routes in 2019

XTERRA Warriors in action during the trail run discipline (3rd and final discipline) of the XTERRA Grabouw.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Kicking off the 2019 XTERRA racing calendar at the Elgin Grabouw Country Club on Saturday, 23 and Sunday, 24 February 2019, the XTERRA Grabouw will treat off-road adventure seekers to an exciting route experience.   The largest XTERRA in the word, the XTERRA Grabouw Full (taking place on Sunday, 24 February 2019) features a 1.5km Swim, a +-27km MTB and ...

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Team Relay guarantees added excitement at Sanlam Cape Mile

Team Kannemeyer Nicola, Jacques, Werner, Andre

Returning to the serene Eikenhof Dam (Elgin Grabouw Country Club) on Sunday, 17 February 2019, the 5thannual Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments features a fun 500m team relay category (four swimmers per team) that guarantees to be the source of much excitement.   One of the first teams to enter, Team Kannemeyer will comprise three brothers ...

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UCI status sparks massive interest in Tour of Good Hope

The UCI status of the Takealot Tour of Good Hope road cycling race in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8 was officially confirmed by the international body last week. Photo: Robert Ward

The international cycling body last week officially confirmed UCI status for the Takealot Tour of Good Hope, sparking a rising wave of interest in the March event.   The tour, one of South Africa’s premier road races, takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8, providing a showcase for both local and overseas riders to earn international ...

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New sponsor for Berge & Dale road race

Takealot.com have stepped in to sponsor one of South Africa’s oldest road cycling races, the Berge & Dale, which takes place in Krugersdorp on the West Rand on February 23. Photo: Mariola Biela

The Berge & Dale road cycling race will celebrate its 20th anniversary in style next month, with Takealot.com coming on board as naming sponsor for one of the country’s most popular events.   The annual race takes place in Krugersdorp on the West Rand on February 23, starting and finishing at the Silverstar Casino. The feature distance will be over ...

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Internationals dominate TransCape podium

TransCape MTB 2019, presented by Liberty SA & Volvo SA, from George to Franschhoek,   Western Cape, South Africa, RSA

International cyclists dominated the podium spots when the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter got under way in George today.   Australian mountain-bikers Damien Ingram and Stuart Cathcart were first home in the 78km stage from George to Oudtshoorn, while Germany’s defending champion Udo Mueller led the way in the solo category.   Overseas riders filled the first three places in the ...

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Dates Set for 2019 FNB Wines2Whales

during the 2018 FNB Wines2Whales Shiraz 3 day mountain bike event stage 2 from Oak Valley to Oak Valley. Image by Nick Muzik

Entries to the Western Cape’s largest mountain bike stage race open on Valentine’s Day.   Cape Town, 29 January 2019 – The FNB Wines2Whales, set in the Western Cape with SA’s favourite trails has set its dates for 2019. These superb trails remain the biggest draw for new and returning riders and the 2019 events will again feature continued route ...

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German back to defend TransCape MTB title

Germany's Udo Mueller will be seeking his second straight solo title when the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter begins in George on Sunday. The seven-stage mountain-bike race ends in Franschhoek on February 9. Photo: Robert Ward

German mountain-biker Udo Mueller is fired up to show what he can do as he sets out to defend his title in the solo category of the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter next week.   The seven-stage mountain-bike race, powered by Volvo, starts in George on Sunday and will end next Saturday at Holden Manz Wine Estate in Franschhoek in the ...

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#BEMORE with Toyota Warrior 2019

Toyota-Warrior-Race-2019-1-(BeSnapped)

GAUTENG, 31 JANUARY 2019 – South Africa’s largest obstacle course racing (OCR) series, Toyota WARRIOR, powered by Reebok, is returning to Soweto for a flat and fast urban obstacle race, the first race of the 2019 season, at the Expo Centre NASREC, on 02 February 2019. There are three entry categories: Rookie, Commando, and Black Ops. Each of these 3 ...

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