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How to fuel for an Ultra-Endurance race

The 2018 Coronation Double Century is just over two months away. We have put together some advice and tips for endurance nutrition for all those training for the 202km road race.

The Coronation Double Century represents some unique challenges, not least of which is eating and drinking properly (and enough) to help you “go the distance”.   For most recreational cyclists the 202-kilometre loop from Swellendam is the longest and toughest journey on a bike every year. The old adage goes that ‘if a car runs out of fuel, it will ...

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Stand by to enter the 2018 Coronation Double Century

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(Cape Town, 8 August 2018) Entries for South Africa’s favourite team road race, the Coronation Double Century, will kick off on Monday, 13 August 2018. This iconic event is now in its 26th year and entries are, much like the past few years, bound to sell out in minutes.   Here’s what you need to know to avoid disappointment and ...

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RoadCover Cycling Team took no prisoners at the 24th annual Coronation Double Century

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(Swellendam, 26 November 2016) They came with a plan. The strategy was to go hard from the gun. To win in style. By doing so they would be telling a side story.  Nic White and his RoadCover Cycling Team today convincingly outgunned Alpha BodyWorks and Active Bodies to win one of the biggest team time trials in the world – the Coronation Double Century over 202-kilometres ...

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Don’t miss out: 2016 Coronation Double Century entry process opens on 23 August!

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(Cape Town, 19 August 2016) Following the confirmation on Wednesday that, despite current extensive roadworks, the 24th Coronation Double Century will run on the traditional 202km route from Swellendam on 26 November 2016, the entry process will kick off on Tuesday, 23 August. Entries for the 2015 event sold out in under 13 minutes (the quickest sell-out in the event’s history) and ...

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Coronation Double Century route access confirmed for 2016

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(Cape Town, 17 August 2016) Eager cyclists waiting to hear about the fate of the 2016 Coronation Double Century team cycle event will be delighted to know that the 2016 edition will take place on the traditional route. David Bellairs, a director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust (CTCTT), says: “A section of our traditional event route is under ...

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Team MTN Qhubeka wins Coronation Double Century

Team MTN Qhubeka clinched the main prize at the 23rd annual Coronation Double Century.

(Swellendam, 21 November 2015)  In what proved to be an epic battle for the podium with a time difference of only 1.4 seconds, Team MTN Qhubeka clinched the main prize at the 23rd annual Coronation Double Century on Saturday 21 November 2015 in a time of 05:05:41.00 beating second placed Tag Heuer Spartens by Harris with a time of 05:05:42.40. Defending ...

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Who to watch at the 2015 Coronation Double Century

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(Cape Town, 17 November 2015) Defending Coronation Double Century champions Giant Durbanville A will be back to challenge for an unprecedented fifth successive victory, but they’re unlikely to have it all their own way this coming Saturday, 21 November. Giant has a good mix of big hitters, such as Martin Weseman and Stuart Marais, as well as experienced campaigners like David Garrett and up-and-comers ...

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