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Tour of Good Hope lands UCI status

Photo 2 Takealot Tour of Good Hope LR

The Takealot Tour of Good Hope’s elevation to UCI status for 2019 will ensure that one of South Africa’s premier road tours is a drawcard for local and international competitors.   It is the first time that the five-day race, which takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8, will have UCI points up for grabs and ...

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Agreement creates new vision for SA cyclists

South African cycling distribution company Positive Sports Solutions have joined forces with RYDERS Eyewear to distribute their products in the Southern African Development Community. Pictured is professional mountain biker Shaun-Nick Bester, who is sponsored by top cycling accessories company. Photo: Tania Bugarin

Cyclists riding in the bright South African sunlight are set to benefit from a new distribution agreement between Positive Sports Solutions and RYDERS Eyewear.   This is the latest in a series of contracts the SA distribution cycling company has set up as part of its mission to make high-end brands available to the market in the Southern African Development ...

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Fairtree announces new cycling sponsorship

Fairtree announced their mountain bike sponsorship of current Swedish MTB marathon champion and 2017 Absa Cape Epic winner, Jennie Stenerhag. Photo credit: Chris Hitchcock.

Cape Town, 4 December 2018:This week Fairtree announced their mountain bike sponsorship of current Swedish MTB marathonchampion and 2017 Absa Cape Epic winner, Jennie Stenerhag, “Jennieis a wonderful ambassador for Fairtree. She has overcome tremendous challenges and her tenacity, commitment to excellence and achievement are qualities we embrace in our business,” said Herman Sandrock, head of Distribution. “It’s important to have ...

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Junior adventure seekers set to shine at XTERRA Kids Race in 2019

Junior XTERRA Warriors making their way from the swim to the MTB transition during the 2018 XTERRA Kids Race.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Junior adventure seekers can experience the action of the largest XTERRA in the world when they toe the line on the water’s edge of the Eikenhof Dam on Saturday, 23 February 2019 ready to partake in the fun-filled XTERRA SA Kids Race.   A premium off-road triathlon, the XTERRA Kids Race includes a swimming, mountain bike and trail run discipline ...

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Knysna Cycle Tour and Forest Marathon on track for next year!

Left to right: Elwin Thompson, Clive Wilkinson and Andrew Finn (Knysna Rotary) and Wayne Kidd (President Knysna Marathon Club).

Organisers of the 2019 Rotary Knysna Cycle Tour and the Knysna Forest Marathon have confirmed that plans for next year’s events are on track. The Cycle Tour will take place on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June, and the Forest Marathon will be on Saturday 29 June. as part of the annual Knysna Oyster Festival. The events are the iconic ...

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Raising the bar is SA road cycling

The Herald Continental Cycle Tour Logo

The rolling ocean, the abundance of nature, the beautiful city of Port Elizabeth all to yourself, the intoxicating spirit of true camaraderie, smiling faces and clapping crowds … it’s no wonder why riders believe this is the new benchmark in South African road cycling races.   Palpably euphoric, the road race route winds through Port Elizabeth, the city that embodies ...

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Emphasis placed on teamwork at Tour of Good Hope

The amateur section of next year’s Takealot Tour of Good Hope will feature a brand-new team format. Photo: Robert Ward/Tour of Good Hope

A new format for the amateur categories will place the emphasis on teamwork when the Takealot Tour of Good Hope takes place in the Western Cape next year.   South Africa’s premier road cycle tour, which takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8, will see several changes as race organisers ASG Events and new title sponsor ...

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Some disappointments and surprises at Ultra-trail Cape Town 2018

Jonosch Kowalczyk_Photo Sam Clark

The 100km Ultra-trail Cape Town saw disappointment, and some surprises, with two of the Men’s race favourites Prodigal Khumalo and Ryan Sandes being forced to withdraw, and both the Men’s and the Women’s race winners were taken by surprise with their wins.   German Janosch Kowalczyk, 28, came first in a time of 10 hours 22 minutes, with Swedes Elov ...

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Dieckmann set to swim for MS at 2019 Sanlam Cape Mile

Swimmers making their way to the finish line at the 2018 annual Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

Claudia Dieckmann will once again spearhead a group of swimmers that will take on the Western Cape’s premier open water swim, the 5thannual Sanlam Cape Mile brought to you by Sanlam Investments at the majestic Eikenhof Dam (Elgin-Grabouw Country Club) on Sunday, 17 February 2019 in support of Multiple Sclerosis South Africa (MSSA).     A keen swimmer, Dieckmann was diagnosed ...

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Boost for Demacon team from Positive Sports

The Demacon Ladies Cycling Team’s Carla Oberholzer was one of their star performers this year, winning 10 races on the SA road cycling calendar, including the national road title and the 947 Cycle Challenge. Picture: Mariola Biela

South African cycling distribution company Positive Sports Solutions and the Demacon Ladies Cycling Team will next year continue their partnership, which proved highly successful in 2018.   The Demacon Ladies Cycling Team had a remarkable year in SA road cycling with their team members winning 17 of the 18 races in which they participated.   Leading the way was ace ...

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