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European HEAD owner impressed with SA cycling culture

European HEAD Bikes owner Zdenek Kaluzik was impressed with the cycling culture in South Africa when he visited the country early this month. Photo: Supplied

The culture of cycling in South Africa has made a big impression on the European owner of HEAD Bikes, Zdenek Kaluzik, who visited the country on a fact-finding mission this month.   Long an established name in sports such as tennis and snow skiing, the HEAD brand has made serious inroads into the European cycling market in the last six ...

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In-form Butler sprints to first Emperors Palace Classic title

Pic 1 Reynard Butler Bestmed Emperors Palace Classic LR

Reynard Butler’s purple patch continued when he sprinted to his third victory in a month in a major one-day classic at the Bestmed Emperors Classic road race in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, today.   The 29-year-old ProTouch rider from Roodepoort, who took his maiden title in the 98km race after previously finishing second, praised his team for delivering him to victory. ...

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Best Dressed title up for grabs at AfricanX Trailrun

Renata Schoemand (Bellville) and Nic de Beer (Bellville) in action during Stage Two of the 2017 AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Although all three stages of the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS are equally special, Stage Two features ‘that extra flair’ with trail runners allowing their creative sides to get the better of them as they try to outdo their rivals in the AfricanX’s “Best Dressed” competition.   In 2017 Renata Schoeman and Nic De Beer of Team “Goldilocks and The ...

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Entries Sell Out Instantaneously

The lead bunch  during stage 1 of the 2018 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Arabella Wine Estate in Robertson, South Africa on the 19th March 2018

Photo by Greg Beadle/Cape Epic/SPORTZPICS

PLEASE ENSURE THE APPROPRIATE CREDIT IS GIVEN TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER AND SPORTZPICS ALONG WITH THE ABSA CAPE EPIC

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Quick fingers won the day as 100 Early Bird entries for the 2019 Absa Cape Epic sold out instantly on Monday, 26 March – a day after the highly successful 15th edition. Of the thousands of hopefuls who logged on to the Absa Cape Epic website at 3pm today, only 100 were lucky enough to secure a slot in the ...

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Take running in your stride with Falke

FALKE STRIDE

FALKE, South Africa’s leading sport sock manufacturer, has added STRIDE to their expansive range of Advance Performance running socks. If you are a fan of FALKE’s neutral run, you will love the revolutionised STRIDE.  The full foot cushioning and support combined with the ergonomic left and right foot fit, provides ultimate wearer comfort. FALKE’s trademark Drynamix fibre will keep feet ...

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Falke trail run series explores Simonsberg Conservancy

The 2018 FALKE Trail Run series kicks off this Sunday (18 March) at Morgenhof Wine Estate

The FALKE Harvest Trail Run at Morgenhof Wine Estate on Sunday, 18 March will mark the start of the 2018 FALKE Trail Run Series in association with Dirtopia and the Greater Simonsberg Conservancy (GSC).   The GSC is situated in an area that has precious fragments of critically endangered Swartland Shale Renosterveld and Mountain Fynbos. The farmland area currently covers ...

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AfricanX training runs culminate at Boschendal Wine Estate

Trail runners in action during the 2017 AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

The 5th and final AfricanX Training Run will take place this coming Saturday, 17 March 2018 at Boschendal Wine Estate, the home of the 2018 AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS.   Hosted under the guidance of former AfricanX winners Dawid Visser and Rohan Kennedy, the AfricanX Training Run #5 will give runners a perfect idea of what to expect from ...

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The World’s Premier MTB Race Joins Forces with LiveU to Provide Highest Quality Live Coverage

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LiveU’s LU600 HEVC chosen by the Absa Cape Epic to stream live the unique 8-day annual mountain bike stage race covering 658 km in South Africa’s beautiful Western Cape region.   The world’s most televised mountain bike stage race, the Absa Cape Epic, has teamed up with LiveU to provide live coverage of the 8-day event in South Africa’s Western ...

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CEO and cycling shop owner take on the ABSA Cape Epic in aid of the institute for the blind

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At the Institute for the Blind, nestled in the picturesque, mountain surrounded town of Worcester (also known as the ‘Care Capital of SA’), the visually impaired face Everest challenges daily. They need to live and survive in a world custom-made for people with five senses: sight, hearing, smell, touch and taste – the first being the most important.   The ...

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Mature De Bod seals second Tour of Good Hope title

Pic 2 final women podium LR

Stefan de Bod sealed his second overall title in the five-day Bestmed Tour of Good Hope in Paarl today.   The country’s premier road stage race, presented by Scicon and the City of Drakenstein, concluded alongside the Taal Monument that towers over the Cape Winelands town after 491km of racing.   De Bod’s teammate, the Italian Matteo Sobrero, won the ...

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