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Heyns, Du Toit fight back to win at Winelands Encounter

Pic 2 Arno du Toit LR

Gert Heyns and Arno du Toit overcame an early mechanical to take the honours on the opening stage of the Liberty Winelands Encounter in the Cape Winelands today.   Presented by STANLIB, the first day of the three-stage race saw the field tackle a 49km stretch from Zorgvliet Wine Estate just outside Stellenbosch to Le Franschhoek Hotel in Franschhoek.   ...

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Financial gurus throw weight behind Cycle4Cansa

Making their donation of R50 000 to Emmie Bonner of the Rustenburg Care Centre at last year’s Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship are chief executive Louwrens Smith (left) and marketing director Werner Swanepoel (right). Photo: Full Stop Communications

A desire to support a worthy cause and a passion for cycling are behind Optimum Financial Services’ commitment to the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship at Sun City later this year.   Joining the event as presenting sponsor, the Pretoria-based financial company will increase their backing this time, building on the R50 000 donation they made last year.   Cycle4Cansa, which focuses on ...

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Rebello, Joubert aim to consolidate partnership at Winelands

Riders during stage 1 of the 2017 Liberty Winelands Encounter from Stellenbosch to Franschhoek, 21 April 2017. Photo by Ewald Sadie

After a slightly disruptive start to their year, Dylan Rebello and Marco Joubert are looking forward to the challenge of the Liberty Winelands Encounter Series, starting on Friday.   The Imbuko-Momsen pair began their partnership this year, but their plans were somewhat derailed after the Attakwas Extreme MTB Challenge in January when Joubert broke a collarbone.   The next time ...

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New elements add value to Winelands Encounter

Cyclists in the Liberty Winelands Encounter can again look forward to a variety of scenic trails when the event takes place in the Cape Winelands from April 13 to 15. Photo: Ewald Sadie

A route to provide special memories and an extended stay at the luxury Le Franschhoek Hotel are two of the key elements race organisers ASG Events believe will add value to the Liberty Winelands Encounter next weekend.   Taking place in the Cape Winelands from April 13 to 15, the mountain-bike stage race forms part of the Liberty Encounter Series, ...

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Botha, D’Oliveira dominate Fedhealth IMPI Challenge Elite Race

Armin Botha in action on the day.  Photo Credit:  Mark Sampson

Armin Botha (Potchefstroom) and Dominique D’Oliveira (Bellville) claimed gold in the men’s and women’s Fedhealth IMPI Challenge Elite Race at Coetzenburg (Stellenbosch) on Sunday, 08 April 2018 in an impressive time of 02 hours 49 seconds and 03 hours 05 minutes 57 seconds respectively.   Making his Fedhealth IMPI Challenge Elite Race debut on the day, Botha admits to only ...

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Munro, Stockwell & McDougall Complete Perfect Glacier Cradle Traverse Experiences

From left to right: Dieter Rothman, Trevor D’Oliveira, Keith and Seve Buhr – rode the final stage to raise funds for the Smile Foundation. Photo by Sage Lee Voges/www.zcmc.co.za.

The 2018 Glacier Cradle Traverse came to a close at Avianto Estate – in Muldersdrift, on Sunday the 8th of April – as Bryce Munro, Andrew Stockwell and Amy McDougall completed perfect clean sweeps of all three stages. Similarly Yolandi du Toit and Ben-Melt Swanepoel dominated the mixed category, while the mother/daughter combination of Yolande and Michelle de Villiers reigned ...

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AfricanX pays tribute to trail runners

Francois Groenewald and Anele Mnukwa

Trail runners taking part in South Africa’s premier three-day Stage Trail Run, the AfricanX Trailrun presented by ASICS the weekend of 27 – 29 April 2018, are encouraged to send through their nominations for the event’s cherished ‘Sanet Wentzel Spirit Award’.   Introduced in 2010, one year after the AfricanX’s inception (the event celebrates its 10th anniversary this year), the ...

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Ironman Champion Stuart Marais defends his title at 2018 West Coast WarmWater Weekend

Mens podium

The picturesque West Coast National Park played host once again to a sold out West Coast WarmWater Weekend powered by MiWayLife, where Ironman 70.3 Champion Stuart Marais came back to defend his 2015 title. Saturday comprised of a sprint and standard distance triathlon, which saw farm boy Stuart Marais  win the standard/long triathlon in a time of 02:05:41 The dream conditions for any ...

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European HEAD owner impressed with SA cycling culture

European HEAD Bikes owner Zdenek Kaluzik was impressed with the cycling culture in South Africa when he visited the country early this month. Photo: Supplied

The culture of cycling in South Africa has made a big impression on the European owner of HEAD Bikes, Zdenek Kaluzik, who visited the country on a fact-finding mission this month.   Long an established name in sports such as tennis and snow skiing, the HEAD brand has made serious inroads into the European cycling market in the last six ...

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