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Michael Lord takes silver in the Freshpak Fitness Festival Triathlon

Michael Lord - Freshpak Fitness Festival Triathlon

WESTERN CAPE, CLANWILLIAM – On Saturday, 30 September, the Western Cape’s largest multi-sport festival, the Freshpak Fitness Festival, attracted over 600 novice and professional athletes, all ready to put their speed and endurance to the test in various events, including open water swims, a duathlon, biathlon and triathlon. The day started off with the 1.5km or 3km swim in the ...

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Specialized Mountain Bike up for grabs at FNB Wines2Whales MTB Events

Specialized Bicycles will be giving away a 2018 Specialized Epic Comp Carbon mountain bike to the value of R59 000 at all three FNB Wines2Whales MTB Events (Adventure, Ride and Race).
Photo Credit:  Specialized Bicycles Africa.

Specialized Bicycles, the official bicycle partner of the FNB Wines2Whales (W2W) Mountain Bike (MTB) Events, will be giving away a 2018 Specialized Epic Comp Carbon mountain bike to the value of R59 000 at all three events: Adventure, Ride and Race. According to Johan Badenhorst, Marketing Manager of Specialized Bicycles Africa, FNB W2W is South Africa’s pinnacle three-day MTB Stage Race. ...

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New venue for IMPI Challenge Cape Town

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The action packed IMPI Challenge Obstacle Trail Run #4 will welcome Wiesenhof Wildlife Park (Stellenbosch) as its new venue on Saturday, 18 November 2017 and Sunday, 19 November 2017. “We are excited to welcome Wiesenhof Wildlife Park as the official venue of the IMPI Challenge in November,” says Pieter Du Plessis, IMPI Challenge Race Director. “The IMPI Challenge is an ...

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UCT hit back to take Varsity MTB Challenge crown

Frankie Du Toit and Nicky Giliomee from Maties at the Varsity MTB Challenge at Nederberg Wine Estate in Paarl on October 1, 2017

University of Cape Town produced an impressive showing on the final stage to turn a small deficit into overall victory over arch-rivals Stellenbosch in the men’s race of the Varsity MTB Challenge at Nederburg near Paarl today. Maties however remained firmly in control of the women’s race, with Frances du Toit, Nicky Giliomee and Marie Kempf retaining the title they ...

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Garrett & De Villiers Storm to 7Weekspoort MTB Challenge Victory

Francois Louw passes the Lutheran Church in Amalienstein during the 2017 Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort MTB Challenge. Photo by Oakpics.com.

The 2017 Ladismith Cheese 7Weekspoort MTB Challenge was won by Durbanville’s David Garrett and Oudtshoorn’s Yolande de Villiers; in a race which saw the women’s champion finish just one minute and thirty five seconds down on the men’s winner. The fifteenth edition of the event, was held under cloudless skies and cooled by a steady breeze, took place on Saturday ...

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Maties lead after blustery start to Varsity MTB Challenge

Frankie Du Toit and Nicky Giliomee from Maties at the Varsity MTB Challenge at Nederberg Wine Estate in Paarl on September 30, 2017

Defending champions Stellenbosch underlined their status as the team to beat when they led the field home on a blustery opening day of the Varsity MTB Challenge near Paarl today. Five of the top student teams in the country took to the starting line in squads of three, with the format of the competition dictating that the clock be stopped ...

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Cape Town Cycle Tour entry closing date extended

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(Cape Town, 28 September 2017) The entry closing date for South Africans wishing to participate in the iconic 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour has been extended until Tuesday, 3 October at 4pm. David Bellairs, a Director of the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust, said, “We had a technical issue with our direct email system. Because of this, and to give ...

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Maties geared up for Varsity MTB Challenge title defence

Stellenbosch University are fired up to defend their title in the two-day Varsity MTB Challenge that takes place from Nederburg wine farm near Paarl on Saturday and Sunday. Photo: Robert Ward

With some solid preparation under their belts, Stellenbosch University are geared up to defend their title when the Varsity MTB Challenge takes place in the Western Cape on Saturday and Sunday. Starting from the Nederburg wine farm in Paarl, the two-day mountain bike event, sponsored by First National Bank, will attract a wide variety of cyclists, being open as well ...

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Mosiako upsets Mokoka to win FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN

It was expected to be a battle between inform Precious Mashele and SA 10km Record Holder, Stephen Mokoka at the 2nd annual FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN, but it was Thabang Mosiako who spoiled the party to destroy a quality field on Sunday, 24 September 2017.  Mosiako claimed gold in an impressive time of 29:51.  Glenrose Xaba came into the women’s race as the form athlete and did not disappoint crossing the finish line first in 35:39.  Seen here:  Thabang Mosiako claiming gold at the 2017 FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

It was expected to be a battle between inform Precious Mashele and SA 10km Record Holder, Stephen Mokoka at the 2nd annual FNB Joburg 10K CITYRUN, but it was Thabang Mosiako who spoiled the party to destroy a quality field on Sunday, 24 September 2017. In chilly and windy weather conditions, the who’s who of South African Road Running along ...

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Debutant Robert Hobson claims Karoo 2 Coast title

Riders during the 2017 BUCO Karoo 2 Coast MTB race from Uniondale to Knysna - 24 September 2017 | photo by Ewald Sadie

(KNYSNA) Robert Hobson (Flandria Cycles) won the 18th Buco Lions Karoo to Coast Mountain Bike Challenge in emphatic style after making a solo break with about 40kms to go. It was the 19-year-old from Stellensbosch’s first attempt at the 95.95km event and he was ecstatic with the result. “Yes, very happy indeed!” He commented at the finish. “I came with ...

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