Tag Archives: Bestmed Tour de Boland

Jaguar gives women’s cycling a lift

In a coup for South African women’s cycling, Team Bestmed-ASG-Multihull launched its official vehicle partnership with luxury brand Jaguar during last week’s Bestmed Tour de Boland. The team’s Namibian road champion Vera Adrian finished third overall in the five-day tour on Friday, with her squad mates Maroesjka Matthee, Michelle Benson and Desray Sebregts taking top-10 spots. SA track star Matthee ...

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Koning takes Tour de Boland crown

Team Drapac’s flying Dutchman Peter Koning stayed at the forefront of the charge up to the Taal Monument to win the overall crown at the Bestmed Tour de Boland, presented by Pinarello, above Paarl in South Africa on Friday. Koning, who secured the yellow jersey on the preceding queen stage, went into the 86km fifth and final leg from Riebeek-Kasteel ...

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Koning king of Tour de Boland after queen stage

Dutch sprinter Peter Koning held on in a three-man breakaway to wrest the crown from overnight leader JC Nel on the 138km queen stage of the Bestmed Tour de Boland, presented by Pinarello, on Thursday. Koning, who was third in the standings after Wednesday’s time-trial, finished third on a searingly hot stage from Tulbagh to Riebeek-Kasteel to don the yellow ...

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Nel time-trials to Tour de Boland lead

Australian sprinter Malcolm Rudolph pushed a big gear into a brisk headwind to claim the time-trial stage on day three of the Bestmed Tour de Boland, presented by Pinarello, on Wednesday. Rudolph, riding in the colours of Drapac, blitzed into the finish at Tulbagh to take the 30km stage from Ceres in a time of 37:17, as the lead changed ...

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Girdlestone soloes to win Tour de Boland stage two

South African export Dylan Girdlestone showed his tour riding skills when he took a solo win on the mountainous second stage of the Bestmed Tour de Boland, presented by Pinarello, on Tuesday. The 111km stage took riders from Worcester to Op-die-Berg near Ceres via two major passes. The two-time Bestmed Jock winner bided his time in the bunch on Michell’s ...

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Fouché takes first stage of Tour de Boland

Herman Fouché held his line on a twisting and technical closing stretch through the streets of Worcester to claim the opening stage of the Bestmed Tour de Boland, presented by Pinarello, on Monday. Fouché, riding in the colours of Bonitas, took advantage of a lead-out train driven by the Australian Drapac team to take the 114km stage from Paarl in ...

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Strong women’s field for Tour de Boland

African road championship silver medallist Lise Olivier will be looking for a second bite at the cherry in next week’s Bestmed Tour de Boland, after missing out on the overall title by a mere three seconds last year. Olivier will be part of a strong women’s field for the five-day tour, presented by Pinarello, from March 2. Last year, the ...

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Tour de Boland announces SA’s richest time-trial

Organisers of next month’s Bestmed Tour de Boland have announced a new R50 000 time-trial prize purse – the richest in South African cycling. The five-day road tour, in partnership with Buffet Olives, will reward the best individual time-triallists on the 30km third stage between Ceres and Tulbagh on March 4. According to event organiser Wynand de Villiers, the aim ...

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International riders flock to Tour de Boland

One of South Africa’s premier road tours, the Bestmed Tour de Boland, is drawing a growing international field of professional and amateur riders eager to experience true African racing. While top amateurs are generally excluded from the European stage races, organisers have made the tour through the Cape Winelands accessible to riders who would not otherwise have the opportunity. The ...

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