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Van Der Breggen Helps Langvad to Fifth Absa Cape Epic Title

Jaroslav Kulhavý’s songo.info inspired custom Specialized S-Works Epic.  Photo by Michal Červený.

Road and Olympic Champion, Anna van der Breggen partnered, Mountain Biking Marathon World Champion, Annika Langvad to her fifth Absa Cape Epic title on Sunday. After crossing the finish line at Val de Vie they were swamped by their fellow Investec-songo-Specialized riders and the team support staff; as the Method Cap Classique was sprayed in celebration.   “I could not ...

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Dominance consolidated on Stage 1 of Absa Cape Epic

Straw bale sculpture on stage 1 of the 2019 Absa Cape Epic Mountain Bike stage race held from Hermanus High School in Hermanus, South Africa on the 18th March 2019.

Photo by Dwayne Senior/Cape Epic

PLEASE ENSURE THE APPROPRIATE CREDIT IS GIVEN TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER AND ABSA CAPE EPIC

Stage 1 of the Absa Cape Epic was a day of consolidation with both the top men and women growing their leads significantly after a tough 111km day which started and finished in Hermanus on Monday. Prologue winners Annika Langvad and Anna van der Breggen (Investec-songo-Specialized) increased their lead in the Women’s race with a dominant performance that saw them ...

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World Champions Establish Their Superiority at Absa Cape Epic

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It was a day for the World Champions on the opening Prologue of the Absa Cape Epic on the slopes of Table Mountain on Sunday with Annika Langvad and Anna van der Breggen dominating the Women’s category while Nino Schurter and Lars Forster took control of the elite men’s race. The Swiss pairing of multiple World and Olympic Champion Schurter and ...

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Endometriosis won’t get Jenna down at the FNB Platinum Trail Run

Fifteen year old Jenna Schubach from Rustenburg will take on the 2019 FNB Platinum Trail Run as part of her “Endometriosis Awareness” campaign.  Schubach was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2017 at the age of 14.  When entering the FNB Platinum Trail Run online, trail runners can choose to make a donation towards Jenna’s “Endometriosis Awareness” campaign.  Alternatively entrants can also show their support by wearing anything yellow on event day.  Seen here:  Jenna with her father Murray at the FNB Magalies Monster MTB Classic.

Fifteen year old Jenna Schubach from Rustenburg will take on the 2019 FNB Platinum Trail Run as part of her “Endometriosis Awareness” campaign.   Schubach was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2017 at the age of 14.  “A basic explanation for endometriosiswould be when the tissue of the endometrium sheds and begins to form growths on other organs and surfaces in ...

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Gaze and Van Der Breggen Storm to songo.info Champions Race Success

Annika Langvad finished third in the elite women’s race aboard the custom songo.info inspired Specialized S-Works Epic she will race at the Absa Cape Epic. Photo by Michal Červený.

On Wednesday the 13thof March the Kaymandi Sports Fields and songo.info BMX track hosted the 2019 songo.info Champions Race. The Stellenbosch based sporting and education charity attracted eight former and reigning World Champions, three Olympic Gold Medallists and the reigning European Champion. Accounting for three of those eleven titles between them Sam Gaze and Anna van der Breggen were worthy ...

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Massive year for SA sprinters as Olympics looms

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Durban – The Canoeing South Africa sprint committee has turned to innovation and long-term planning as they embark on a jam-packed calendar of events in 2019 with paddlers and federations looking beyond this year towards the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. From a South African perspective there have been a number of programmes and events put in place which will ...

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Perfect mix for Winelands Encounter route

The Liberty Winelands Encounter will again provide a good mix of luxury accommodation and a variety of mountain-bike trails when it takes place near Paarl and Franschhoek in the Western Cape from April 12 to 14. Photo: Robert Ward

Riders in the Liberty Winelands Encounter can expect a perfect mix of mountain-biking ingredients, with a few challenges thrown in, when it takes place next month.   Billed as the country’s most beautiful race, the fifth edition of the three-stage event will see cyclists tackle a 147km journey between the Western Cape towns of Franschhoek and Paarl from April 12 ...

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Pritzen triumphs in Tour of Good Hope tactical battle

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National U23 road champion Marc Pritzen triumphed in a battle of tactics to finish top of the overall podium on the last day of the Takealot Tour of Good Hope in the Cape Winelands today.   The country’s premier road cycle race, presented by the City of Drakenstein, ended in windy conditions as the riders tackled the final stage of ...

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Emphatic double for Investec-Songo-Specialized at Cape Town Cycle Tour

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(Cape Town, 10 March 2019) Cherise Willeit (Investec-Songo-Specialized) made an emphatic return to road racing by claiming her fourth Cape Town Cycle Tour title on Sunday. Willeit, who only recently started training in earnest again, took the bunch sprint ahead of 2018 defending champion Kim le Court (Team Demacon MaxWax Racing) and Tiffany Keep (Titan).     New Zealander Sam Gaze completed the double for Investec-Songo-Specialized by timing his sprint in the men’s race ...

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Prize Purse announced for 2019 FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN

The FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN will boast an impressive overall prize purse of R250 000 in 2019, with the open men’s and women’s winners each taking home a whopping R30 000 on the day.  Prize money has been allocated to the top 10 finishers in the Open Category, with the runner- up in the Open Men’s and Women’s races taking home R17 000 each and the final spot on the podium securing R13 000.  Juniors, Veterans, Masters, Grand Master as well as the 70+ age groupers will earn prize money from 1st to 3rd place.  Seen here:  Elite Men’s runners in action during the 2018 FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN.  Photo Credit:  Tobias Ginsberg

The FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN will boast an impressive overall prize purse of R250 000 in 2019, with the open men’s and women’s winners each taking home a whopping R30 000 on the day.   “Celebrating its 5th anniversary in 2019, the FNB Cape Town 12 ONERUN has established itself as a ‘proudly South African, proudly Cape Town’ must do road ...

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