Tag Archives: Bestmed Satellite Classic

Maiden Satellite Classic win for Van Heerden

Steven van Heerden won the Bestmed Satellite Classic cycling road race for the first time as he outsprinted his rivals in the 110km event near Hartbeespoort Dam in North West Province today.   The 25-year-old BCX rider, from Kempton Park in Johannesburg, held on in the final surge for the line to win in a time of 2:35:18. He was ...

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Hoffman has a point to prove in Satellite Classic

Nolan Hoffman says he is always motivated to prove others wrong and that will be his goal when he defends his title in the Bestmed Satellite Classic cycling road race on Saturday.   The 110km feature event near Hartbeespoort Dam in North West Province will see cyclists from around the country testing their fitness on a challenging route which includes ...

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Satellite Classic a perfect launching pad

The Bestmed Satellite Classic, to be held near Hartbeespoort Dam in the North West Province on October 13, will provide cyclists with the perfect launching pad for the upcoming road-racing season.   The annual cycling extravaganza comprises a number of options headed by the feature 110km race, which has the plus factor of being a premier seeding event for the ...

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Andrea Steyn banks on teamwork for 947

After sprinting to a podium spot in last month’s Bestmed Satellite Classic, Andrea Steyn is excited to be working with Team Bestmed-ASG again when the 947 Cycle Challenge takes place in Johannesburg on November 20. Invited by team manager Owen Botha to join the squad for selected races, the 32-year-old from Monavoni in Centurion, who is primarily a triathlete, linked ...

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Smit, Olivier surge to Satellite Classic titles

RoadCover professional Willie Smit broke away on the Hekpoort climb to solo to an impressive victory in the Bestmed Satellite Classic 106km road cycling race at Saloon Route 66 near Hartbeespoort Dam in North West today. The 23-year-old Nelspruit rider has not competed in the event since 2013 and was delighted with his performance, which follows his triumph in the ...

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Hekpoort will be key at Satellite Classic, says Smit

RoadCover professional Willie Smit has identified the Hekpoort climb as a critical stage to push for victory when the Bestmed Satellite Classic road cycling race takes place near Hartbeespoort Dam in North West on October 22. The 23-year-old rider from Nelspruit, who has not done the Satellite Classic since 2013, said he was looking forward to an event which had ...

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Satellite Classic offers three delectable courses

Participants in the Bestmed Satellite Classic will be able to sample any of three “courses” dished up by organisers when it takes place near Hartbeespoort Dam in the North West Province on October 22. Last year, ASG Events added a more palatable 60km option to the traditional 106km and 80km fare and the decision paid off handsomely, said chief executive ...

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Teshome takes farewell win at Satellite Classic

Africa Games gold medallist Meron Teshome said farewell to his MTN-Qhubeka teammates in fine style when he raced to victory in the Bestmed Satellite Classic, presented by ASG, near Hartbeespoort Dam on Saturday. The Eritrean, who triumphed in the individual time-trial at last month’s continental tournament, sprinted to the classic win on the Hartbeeshoek road in a time of 2:27:27. ...

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Seyffert seeks double crown at Satellite Classic

West Rand cyclist Pieter Seyffert will be seeking the double crown in the Bestmed Satellite Classic when he lines up for both the road and mountain bike feature races on October 17 and 18. Seyffert, who lives in Helderkruin, said the race routes, which start from Saloon Route 66 on the Hartbeeshoek road, played to his strength as an all-rounder. ...

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Satellite Classic awaits new champion

With last year’s winner and international cyclist Willie Smit unable to compete, the Bestmed Satellite Classic will be looking to crown a new champion when the race rolls out along the Hartbeeshoek road west of Pretoria on Saturday. Smit, who races for the Vini Fantini-Nippo Continental team, will miss out on defending his title due to questions regarding UCI restrictions ...

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