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Terence Parkin tops a day of Dusi heroics

Deaf Olympic star Terence Parkin struggling on crutches on a portage on the first day of the FNB Dusi while his K2 partner Mark Mulder carries their boat on his own. Jason Parker/
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Pietermaritzburg – On a day when war stories were a dime a dozen, there were no heroics to outshine the courage of Olympic medallist Terence Parkin on the first day of the 2019 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon on Thursday.   The three day canoeing classic forms the last part of an epic 1120km journey from Johannesburg that included road cycling, ...

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FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN welcomes IAAF bronze label status

The leading men’s field in action at the 2018 FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

South Africa’s most loved 12km road race, the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN has been awarded the Bronze Label-status by the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF).   “We are thrilledto receive this fantastic accolade,” says Michael Meyer, Managing Director Stillwater Sports.  “Our vision has always been to host a world class event on South African soil.  Since its inception ...

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Karoo to Coast and Dr Evil Classic support of local charities

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Recycled top quality bicycle helmets were handed to the Knysna Sports Academy recently, as part of the many local charitable initiatives supported by the Buco Lions Karoo to Coast Mountain Bike Challenge and the Buco Dr Evil Classic Three Day Stage Race. These Garden Route based events have become highlights on the national cycling calendar.   The helmet donation is the result of an innovative ...

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Bouman takes first win of 2019 Marine Series

Young Kyeta Purchase took her second win of the series at the Lettie Love Fund Surfski Challenge, race six of the 2019 Marine Surfski Series on Tuesday. Anthony Grote/ Gameplan Media

Durban – Race six of the 2019 Marine Surfski Series went off on its traditional pre-FNB Dusi Tuesday slot at the Lettie Love Fund Surfski Challenge and a brilliant field took part in the mid-week hit-out with Matt Bouman and Kyeta Purchase taking the men’s and women’s race wins. In what were the best conditions of the series to date, ...

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Tour of Good Hope backs Children’s Foundation

The Takealot Tour of Good will have the Olive Children’s Foundation as its charity when it takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8. Photo: Robert Ward

The Takealot Tour of Good Hope road race will throw its weight behind the Olive Children’s Foundation this year, using its status to raise awareness of young children who suffer from rare and life-threatening diseases.   South Africa’s premier road cycling tour takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8 and ASG Events chief executive Erick Oosthuizen ...

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Challenging finish awaits Berge & Dale riders

Riders in the Takealot Berge & Dale cycle road race in Krugersdorp on the West Rand on February 23 will face an interesting challenge as they tackle the route counter-clockwise this year. Picture: Mariola Biela

Cyclists who are targeting the Takealot Berge & Dale title next week will need to make sure they are well prepared for a challenging finish to the popular road classic.   The feature race of 108km in the 20th edition of one of South Africa’s longest-running events will see the leading bunch having to tackle the Sterkfontein climb in the ...

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Espargaró Swaps Leathers for Lycra at the Absa Cape Epic

Aleix Espargaro, the Spanish MotoGP rider, swaps leathers for lycra at the Absa Cape Epic.

  Though best known for his exploits around a race track, on two petrol powered wheels, the Aprilia Racing Team Gresini MotoGP rider, Aleix Espargaró, will be swapping to two self-propelled wheels for the 2019 Absa Cape Epic. As Espargaró is making his debut he required a partner with experience in the Untamed African Mountain Bike Race, hence he will ...

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Rustenburg pair claim first TransCape MTB title

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Justin van der Linde and Albertus Jooste won the 70km final stage of the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter from Grabouw to Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands today to clinch the overall title for the first time.   The Rustenburg team began the last day of the 591km, seven-stage mountain-bike race with a handy cushion and completed a successful week by ...

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Tankwa success for the Swede and the South African

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Today marked the third and highly anticipated ‘Queen Stage’ of the Momentum Health Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen.   An adrenaline fuelled descent aptly labelled ‘Du Toit Drop’ created conflicting emotions as riders enjoyed the thrill of the downhill but also feared the climb to follow. In the back of everybody’s mind the infamous ‘Merino Monster’ loomed large – the meanest ...

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Champions crowned after clash in the Koue Bokkeveld

Stage4 #HoudenbekHeaven 2019 Momentum Health Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen image by Zoon Cronje from www.zcmc.co.za

Reigning Mountain Bike Marathon World Champion Henrique Avancini and his German partner Manuel Fumic have been crowned 2019 Momentum Health Tankwa Trek presented by Biogen champions.   The Cannondale Factory Racing team won three out of four stages to finish with a hard-earned three minute gap on their competitors. The victory comes especially sweet after the 2018 event, where Fumic ...

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