Tag Archives: Bestmed Jock Tour

Davids achieves career first with Jock Tour title

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The in-form Brendon Davids achieved a career first when he raced to victory in the three-day Bestmed Jock Tour, which culminated at the Mbombela Stadium in Mpumalanga today. The RoadCover pro finished the 138km final stage, which included 3 100m of ascent, in third to cement his overall lead in what is, on paper, South Africa’s toughest road cycling event. Stage ...

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Main banks on international experience to lift Jock Tour title

Time in Europe has prepared Dimension Data’s Kent Main for the challenging three-day Bestmed Jock Tour that starts in Mbombela this weekend. Photo: Supplied

Kent Main plans to use his international experience to his advantage when he lines up for the three-day Bestmed Jock Tour in Mbombela, Mpumalanga, on Friday. The 21-year-old cyclist signed for Dimension Data shortly after winning the five-day Tour of Good Hope in March and almost immediately packed his bags for Italy. “I’m really keen to get back into racing ...

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Smit climbs to second Jock Tour title

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Willie Smit retained his title in the Bestmed Jock Tour after wresting the initiative from overnight leader Nico Bell on the final climb before the fast finish into Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, today. After finishing third in the opening day individual time-trial, RoadCover’s Smit rode himself into contention for overall honours when he won Saturday’s taxing second stage to end the day ...

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Smit shows form to win second stage of Jock Tour

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Defending champion Willie Smit showed that he was getting back to his best when he won the second stage of the Bestmed Jock Tour in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, today. Team NAD’s Nico Bell, who was part of a three-man break that went clear on Long Tom Pass, finished second to take the yellow jersey off the shoulders of ProTouch’s JC Nel. ...

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JC Nel time-trials into Jock Tour lead

ProTouch’s JC Nel won the opening stage of the Bestmed Jock Tour today. Photo: Memories4U Photography

ProTouch rider JC Nel made a flying start to the Bestmed Jock Tour when he took the honours in the stage one individual time-trial at Kaapsehoop outside Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, on Friday. The 24-year-old Nel, from Honeydew in Johannesburg, edged top tour title contenders Nico Bell, who was second, and defending champion Willie Smit for the top place on the podium ...

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Jock Tour champ focuses on time-trial

Team RoadCover’s Willie Smit is targeting the individual time-trial in the Bestmed Jock Tour in Nelspruit this weekend. Photo: Rika Joubert

Injuries at an inopportune time will see Bestmed Jock Tour defending champion Willie Smit look no further than the opening day individual time-trial when the three-day race gets underway in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, on Friday. The 23-year-old RoadCover star’s preparations for what is widely regarded as South Africa’s toughest road stage race were disrupted when he suffered a crash in the ...

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Nel aims to be back to his best for Jock Tour

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Tour specialist JC Nel is fired up to add the three-day Bestmed Jock Tour title to his palmares after winning the single-day Jock Classique in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, two seasons ago. The Johannesburg rider, who placed fourth overall in the inaugural edition of the 304km race last year, knows there will be no easy route to victory from July 15 to ...

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Bestmed Jock Tour & Bestmed Jock Cycle Classique


Date: 15 -17 July 2016 Entries: http://www.thejock.co.za Contact us: Sonett de Villiers – eventsupport@asgworld.co.za  or phone 076 830 5578 The 2016 3-day, 3-stage Jock Tour Presented by Rudy Project, covers a distance of 304KM and a daunting 7200 metres of vertical ascent. The existing one-day Jock, which is an official premier seeding event for the Cape Town Cycle Tour, keeps its ...

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Smit takes hometown win in Jock Tour

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South African road cycling star Willie Smit took two out of three stage wins en route to a convincing hometown victory in the inaugural Bestmed Jock Tour, presented by ASG Events, in Nelspruit on Sunday. The Lowveld local, riding in the colours of EuropcarSA, delivered a measured performance throughout the Mpumalanga tour to take the overall honours in a combined ...

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Smit retains yellow jersey in Jock Tour

The overnight leader of the Bestmed Jock Tour, Willie Smit, kept the yellow jersey after finishing third on the 140km second stage in Mpumalanga on Saturday. Photo: Hendrik Wagener

Overnight leader Willie Smit retained the yellow jersey after finishing third in the 140km second stage of the inaugural Bestmed Jock Tour, presented by ASG, in Nelspruit on Saturday. Smit led out EuropcarSA teammate Ryan Gibbons in the final sprint at the Mbombela Stadium in the Mpumalanga capital to help him collect the stage victory in 4:00:46 ahead of Bonitas ...

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