Tag Archives: Road Cycling

All cycling roads lead to capital city

All roads will lead to Pretoria once more when the capital city plays host to the inaugural Bestmed Capital Classic road race on May 17. Organisers ASG Events believe the new 99km race, which rolls out from SuperSport Park in Centurion, is set to become the city’s signature mass participation cycling event. Rider safety is of paramount importance on the ...

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Team Abantu determined to continue Tour Durban stranglehold

Durban – The Durban-based Team Abantu is determined to maintain its five year unbeaten record at the aQuellé Tour Durban presented by Sunday Tribune when the 22nd edition of the 105km Classic takes place on Sunday 26 April. Last year Reynard Butler took the title, following in the footsteps of team mate Nolan Hoffman, who enjoyed a hat-trick of wins ...

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Resurfaced M4 boost for Tour Durban Fun Ride

Durban – The hugely popular aQuellé Tour Durban presented by Sunday Tribune 45km Fun Ride looks set to grow in appeal after the completion of the resurfacing of the M4 freeway that will play host to the outing on Sunday 26 April. The out-and back route from the Moses Mabhida stadium to the turning circle outside Mdloti has been a ...

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Eighth Emperors Palace Classic ready for lift-off

Gauteng cyclists have until March 30 to get their entries in for the eighth edition of the Emperors Palace Classic, which takes place from Kempton Park on April 11 and 12. Billed as “the race of dreams”, the event’s offering has been expanded in recent years to include both road riders and mountain bikers. Racing starts with the 20km and ...

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Autumn Series set to fuel KZN Road Cycling

  Durban – The aQuellé Tour Durban presented by Sunday Tribune will kick-start a heady eight days of top class road cycling action in KwaZulu-Natal that will include three UCI points earning events sure to attract many elite stars to the region. While the classic status of the aQuellé Tour Durban itself always attracts a high quality field of professional ...

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Koning takes Tour de Boland crown

Team Drapac’s flying Dutchman Peter Koning stayed at the forefront of the charge up to the Taal Monument to win the overall crown at the Bestmed Tour de Boland, presented by Pinarello, above Paarl in South Africa on Friday. Koning, who secured the yellow jersey on the preceding queen stage, went into the 86km fifth and final leg from Riebeek-Kasteel ...

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Red Cherry 200

Red Cherry Adventures, an Eastern Cape Adventure company recently staged a fun Road Race called the Red Cherry 200 between Forever Resorts near Plett and finishing up 2 days later at the Grass Roof restaurant in Port Elizabeth. Stage races are normally the property of MTB events so this was something new and with a total distance of 240km was ...

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Strong women’s field for Tour de Boland

African road championship silver medallist Lise Olivier will be looking for a second bite at the cherry in next week’s Bestmed Tour de Boland, after missing out on the overall title by a mere three seconds last year. Olivier will be part of a strong women’s field for the five-day tour, presented by Pinarello, from March 2. Last year, the ...

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Tour de Boland announces SA’s richest time-trial

Organisers of next month’s Bestmed Tour de Boland have announced a new R50 000 time-trial prize purse – the richest in South African cycling. The five-day road tour, in partnership with Buffet Olives, will reward the best individual time-triallists on the 30km third stage between Ceres and Tulbagh on March 4. According to event organiser Wynand de Villiers, the aim ...

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