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Boutique Cape races go ahead despite water crisis

Race organisers ASG Events have given cyclists an assurance that the Liberty Winelands Encounter from April 13 to 15 will go ahead as planned despite the water crisis in the Western Cape. Photo: Ewald Sadie

Race organisers ASG Events have assured riders that, despite the crippling drought in the Western Cape, the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope and the Liberty Winelands Encounter will go ahead as planned.   The Tour of Good Hope takes place near Paarl from March 5 to 9, while the mountain-bike event, also in the Cape Winelands, will be held from ...

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Fairtree Simonsberg Contour trail run kicks off stage race season

Pre-entries for the Fairtree Simonsberg Contour Trail Run Stage Race, which kicks off the annual trail race season this weekend, will close at midnight on Wednesday, 7 February.  More than 400 runners have already entered for the two-day event that will start and finish at the Dirtorpia Trail Centre just outside of Stellenbosch on 10 and 11 February 2018.

Pre-entries for the Fairtree Simonsberg Contour Trail Run Stage Race, which kicks off the annual trail race season this weekend, will close at midnight on Wednesday, 7 February.  More than 400 runners have already entered for the two-day event that will start and finish at the Dirtorpia Trail Centre just outside of Stellenbosch on 10 and 11 February 2018.   ...

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Kruger, Marais set early pace in TransCape

Photo 3 Mari du Toit and Janine Muller LR

HB Kruger and Stuart Marais delivered a strong statement as they led the field home in the opening stage of the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter today.   The ASG-Ellsworth outfit drew first blood in the 614km seven-day race between Knysna and La Couronne Wine Estate in Franschhoek, but Kruger was quick to acknowledge they still had a long way to ...

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Kruger, Marais consolidate top spot in TransCape

Photo 3 Janine Muller and Mari du Toit LR

HB Kruger and Stuart Marais consolidated their overall lead after breaking away on Outeniqua Pass and racing to their second consecutive stage win in the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter today.   The 86km second stage took riders from Wilderness to Mossel Bay and also included two other mountain passes at Silver River and Kaaimansgat.   Riding together for the first ...

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Visually Impaired Athletes set to take on the 2018 Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town

Cornelia Liebeneberg

30 January 2018, Cape Town. The Discovery Get Active Weekend which takes place on February 10 and 11, brings together elite athletes and sport enthusiasts alike to experience an exciting weekend of swimming, cycling and running in the scenic Mother City. This year, seven visually impaired athletes and their guides will take part in the Discovery Triathlon World Cup on ...

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Knobblies by nature

Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge Womens winner Jennie Stenerhag - Ewald Sadie_preview

The Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge takes place on Saturday, 3 March 2018. Use your last few training weekends wisely by exploring some of SANParks best MTB trails, and start the MTB Challenge strong and skilled. SANParks has been investing heavily in trail access and maintenance in recent years, and now offer some of the most beautiful riding in ...

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Momentum Health Tankwa Trek race information

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By now all the hard yards would have been done and pre-race planning should have started to “take on the ride like no other”, the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen. Winding through the beautiful Bokkeveld and Witzenburg areas, this race features unique scenery, warm hospitality and tough yet exhilarating riding. This is the heart of deciduous fruit country. A ...

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Moodie puts injuries behind him ahead of Durban Ultra

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Durban – The upcoming MiWayLife Durban Ultra Triathlon will give Gauteng-based triathlete Casper Moodie the opportunity to right the wrongs of 2017 when he was hampered by injury, at this year’s edition of the Durban Beachfront event on Sunday, 4 March. The 29 year-old finished 15th overall at the 2017 Durban Ultra after he powered through the swim and the ...

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Ariane Luthi to defend Fairtree Contour stage race title

Ariane Lüthi

Defending Fairtree Simonsberg Contour MTB Lady’s Champion, the Stellenbosch based Swiss superstar Ariane Lüthi will give it her all to retain her title when she takes to the track this weekend (3 to 4 February) with a strong field of 84 female riders. The Team Spur rider is revered among her rivals for her fierce and fearless marathon racing ability, ...

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