Tag Archives: Road Cycling

Bernard Esterhuizen clinches 2016 Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour victory

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Track superstar Bernard Esterhuizen and Pocket Rocket Anriëtte Schoeman clinch 2016 Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour victory (Stellenbosch, 4 December 2016) Team Giant’s Bernard Esterhuizen took the win at the Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour this morning in idyllic racing conditions, finishing the 97km route in 02:21:11, pipping Brandon Christians (Alpha Body Works) and Graeme Ockhuis (Yorkshire) to the post, who finished ...

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Tour of Good Hope set for record field

A record field is expected for the new-look Bestmed Tour of Good Hope, which offers five days and 522 kilometres of the finest road cycling in the Cape Winelands from February 29.

A record field is expected for the new-look Bestmed Tour of Good Hope, which offers five days and 522 kilometres of the finest road cycling in the Cape Winelands from February 29. According to race director Wynand de Villiers of ASG Events, the response to the new cloverleaf racing format, with Paarl at its epicentre, has been overwhelming. “It’s three ...

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Rudy Project announces biggest product sponsorship ever for a road cycling tour in South Africa

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Leading global sports brand Rudy Project has made an incredible sponsorship commitment to South Africa’s flagship road cycling stage race, the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope. The Italian eyewear manufacturer has made a phenomenal pledge of R3.5 million in product sponsorship to the event, which represents the ultimate event endorsement and the largest of its kind in road racing on ...

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Gibbons comes of age at Lost City classic

Ryan Gibbons (right) edges out runner-up Meron Teshome (left) and third-placed Nolan Hoffman (obscured) to take the win in the Powerade Lost City Cycle Classic, presented by Bestmed, at Sun City on Saturday. Photo: Rika Joubert/Cycle Nation

Rising star Ryan Gibbons received a memorable coming of age gift when he claimed victory in the Powerade Lost City Cycle Classic, presented by Bestmed, in the Pilanesberg on Saturday. The EuropcarSA rider, who turned 21 on Thursday, stayed in the breaks throughout the 115km race and dug deep to take the bunch sprint to the finish at the Sun ...

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Lost City classic looks for new champion

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The Powerade Lost City classic, presented by Bestmed, will be looking for a new champion when the 115km road race rolls out near Rustenburg on Saturday. Reigning winner Jayde Julius will not return to defend his title in the North-West Province race as he is currently training in Europe ahead of his debut as stagiaire for ProContinental outfit MTN-Qhubeka. Last ...

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New ballot-style entry process for 2016 Cape Town Cycle Tour

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(Cape Town, 06 August 2015) The Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust (CTCTT) has announced a new entry process for the 2016 Cape Town Cycle Tour.  In line with international best practice, it will take the form of an online ballot system to eliminate the quick sell-out of entries and ensure a more equitable process for all prospective riders. The free registration ...

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Smit retains yellow jersey in Jock Tour

The overnight leader of the Bestmed Jock Tour, Willie Smit, kept the yellow jersey after finishing third on the 140km second stage in Mpumalanga on Saturday. Photo: Hendrik Wagener

Overnight leader Willie Smit retained the yellow jersey after finishing third in the 140km second stage of the inaugural Bestmed Jock Tour, presented by ASG, in Nelspruit on Saturday. Smit led out EuropcarSA teammate Ryan Gibbons in the final sprint at the Mbombela Stadium in the Mpumalanga capital to help him collect the stage victory in 4:00:46 ahead of Bonitas ...

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Former Bok soloes to Jock Classique win

Heidi Dalton (right) took her first major win as an elite rider at the Bestmed Jock Classique in Nelspruit on Saturday. Here she is interviewed at the prize-giving by announcer Johnny Koen. Photo: Full Stop Communications

Former Springbok cyclist Mark Spencer soloed to victory in South Africa’s oldest one-day stage race, the 150km Bestmed Jock Classique, in Nelspruit on Saturday. Spencer, who is the current national road champion in the 40 to 44 age group, won two of the three stages en route to the overall title in 4:28:19. The 43-year-old said he was delighted to ...

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