Tag Archives: Bike

The Durbanville Triathlon – Why it matters


The Durbanville Triathlon has become an institution in the past few years. The main reason is that traditionally, it was the last triathlon of the season, and maybe it still is. After Ironman and the ITU Cape Town race, this is where all triathletes get together to end the season. If there are other triathlons lurking around, that would be ...

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Debruin and Schut claim gold at 10th Midlands Ultra


A beautiful morning at Midmar Dam greeted the 600 athletes, with no rain insight after constant rain the previous week. The cooler water temperature ensured that wetsuits were used for both events, while the competitors took on the 600m and 1.9km swim courses. 350 athletes in the Sprint race scrambled for the front, with Rory Kaletsch exiting the water first ...

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Ironman SA 2015 – Some questions you can ask yourself!


Ironman is a beast and you beat it down with months of dedication, training and top end gear. The reality is that a myriad of small things can rob you of the opportunity to kill the beast on race day. Getting your fitness in place takes centre stage during the months of preparation, and smaller issues that can cause devastation on race day sometimes ...

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Ventum signs South African professional triathlete Kyle Buckingham

Kyle Buckingham

By Ventum. Miami Beach, Fla., – Feb. 25, 2015 – Kyle Buckingham, the 2014 IRONMAN Lake Placid Champion and 2013 IRONMAN Age Group World Champion (Kona) is the third professional triathlete signed and announced by Ventum. Buckingham entered his first triathlon in 2009 and turned pro in 2014. Buckingham hails from Port Elizabeth, South Africa, where he finished second at the ...

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WP Triathlon Champs – Val De Vie

Matt Trautman winning the WP Triathlon Champs in style yesterday at Val De Vie. Photo Credit: Chris Hitchcock

Val De Vie estate played host to the annual WP Triathlon Champs with most of the Western Cape’s top triathletes that came out to show their talents, while others came out to confirm their end of year fitness before the festive period starts. It was a near perfect morning with very hot air temperatures and water reaching 24 degrees which ...

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New name for Stellenbosch’s largest Cycle Tour


(Cape Town, 11 November 2014) The Western Cape’s second-largest road cycling event, previously known as Die Burger Cycle Tour, has officially been renamed the Stellenbosch Cycle Tour, to honour its iconic location and rich history.  The 2014 event is presented by Liberty – Own your life Rewards, David Bellairs, a director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust which organises the annual ...

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Sauser, Looser crowned FNB W2W MTB race champions

The third and final stage of the 2014 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Race got underway at Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw) on Sunday, 09 November 2014.  Christoph Sauser and Konny Looser of Team Meerendal-SONGO-Specialized/Wheeler claimed two stage victories and the overall men’s champions’ title completing the three day MTB stage race in a lightning fast time of 08 hours 36 minutes 29 seconds.   Seen here (from left to right):   Konny Looser and Christoph Sauser in action on the day.  PHOTO CREDIT:  Cherie Vale / NEWSPORT MEDIA

The third and final stage of the 2014 FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Race got underway at Oak Valley Wine Estate (Elgin-Grabouw) on Sunday, 09 November 2014.  Setting a blistering pace, riders needed to complete a 74km route that included tricky Houwhoek Switchback Single Tracks and the infamous Hamilton Russel climb, before crossing the finish line at Onrus Caravan Park (just outside Hermanus) ...

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Slanghoek MTB tri: getting the job done


Slanghoek is one of the races on the local calendar that ALL Cape triathletes look forward to. You need to enter as soon as entries open or you might miss out. Slanghoek is sold out every year. Usually the road and the MTB tri are held on the same day, but with so many athletes wanting to race and a ...

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Robyn races TriRock Robben Island


Please excuse me, but how often does one get to do a triathlon on an island named after you? Sorry, I mean an island with the same name as you. Robben Island is the island, 7km away from Cape Town, where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his 27 year prison sentence, and, as such, forms an important part of ...

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