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Main wins Tour of Good Hope in sensational finish

Candice Lill of dormakaba savours her victory in the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope road race that ended at the Taal Monument near Paarl today. Photo: Full Stop Communications

RoadCover’s Kent Main ticked a significant item off his bucket list when he was crowned Bestmed Tour of Good Hope champion in a sensational finale at the Taal Monument near Paarl today. In one of the tightest finishes to any road tour in South Africa, Main powered his way up the steep climb to make up a 51-second deficit on ...

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Defending champ on a mission at Tour of Good Hope

Dimension Data rider Stefan de Bod is motivated to retain the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope title when the five-day road race takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 6 to 10. Photo: Warren Elsom

Returning to a region he knows intimately, champion Stefan de Bod is fired up to defend his title when the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope takes place in the Cape Winelands next week. Starting on Monday, South Africa’s premier road stage race, spread over five days and 490km, will see the country’s leading road cyclists, as well as some high ...

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Tour of Good Hope on African champ’s bucket list

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Having recovered from a year hampered by injury, professional road cyclist Willie Smit is looking forward to making his mark when his team compete in the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope next month. The 24-year-old Team RoadCover rider is fresh from capturing the African Continental Championships road race title in Egypt at the weekend and has now turned his attention ...

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Sauser braced for Tour of Good Hope’s speed

Swiss star Christoph Sauser will be among a strong international field in the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope that takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 6 to 10. Photo: Warren Elsom

Primarily a mountain biker, Swiss ace Christoph Sauser is ready to make an impact when he competes in the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope cycling race from March 6 to 10. The triple world marathon and five-time Cape Epic champion will compete in the country’s premier road tour for Investec-Songo-Specialized and is eager to reap the benefits of the 490km ...

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International injection for Tour of Good Hope

Karl Platt is in South Africa to prepare for the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope and the Cape Epic in March. Photo: Supplied

The Bestmed Tour of Good Hope’s international reputation was further enhanced this week after confirmation that five-time Cape Epic champion Karl Platt will be on the start line in early March. The German will lead a strong team in South Africa’s premier road stage race that stretches over five days and 490km in the Cape Winelands. The 38-year-old from Osthofen ...

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Olympian switches focus to Tour of Good Hope

South African cycling ace An-Li Kachelhoffer will take up a one-year contract with Team Bestmed, starting in January. Photo: Supplied

As she moves into a new phase of her cycling career, Cape Town Cycle Tour and national road champion An-Li Kachelhoffer has set her sights squarely on conquering the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope in March. The 29-year-old allrounder, who represented the country in the Olympic Games road race in Rio, said she was keen to target stage races after ...

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Dame Kelly up for Tour of Good Hope challenge

For someone who has conquered a myriad of challenges, British Olympic Games hero Dame Kelly Holmes feels a tremor of trepidation as she looks ahead to the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope cycling race in South Africa next year.

For someone who has conquered a myriad of challenges, British Olympic Games hero Dame Kelly Holmes feels a tremor of trepidation as she looks ahead to the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope cycling race in South Africa next year. The 46-year-old, who won two gold medals at the Athens Olympics in 2004, described herself as a cycling novice and admitted ...

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International boost for Tour of Good Hope

International cycling brand Scicon have announced a two-year sponsorship deal with the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope. Photo: Capcha

Leading international cycling brand Scicon have announced a new two-year sponsorship of the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope, which will see them become one of the official presenting sponsors. After supporting the past two editions of South Africa’s flagship road stage race, they have increased their commitment in a deal worth R1.8-million per year. Established in Italy in 1980, Scicon ...

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Tour of Good Hope

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Date: 6 March – 10 March 2017 Website: https://www.asgevents.co.za/tourofgoodhope/index.html Entries: www.asgevents.co.za/tourofgoodhope Enquiries: www.asgevents.co.za/tourofgoodhope/contact.html The 2017 Tour will be based at the spectacular La Paris Estate midway between Paarl and Franschhoek. The race incorporates five days of clover leaf racing over a total distance of 522km, with 6168m of vertical ascent. 5 STAGES – 490KM – 5218M ASCENT Presented in the ...

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De Bod and Langvad win Tour of Good Hope

Denmark’s Annika Langvad en route to victory in the final stage of the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope above Paarl today. Photo: Warren Elsom/Capcha

Stefan de Bod finished second on the final stage to win the overall title at the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope at the Taal Monument above Paarl today. The 19-year-old Dimension Data star took the yellow jersey after the individual time-trial on stage two and never looked in trouble as he went about his business of defending it over the ...

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