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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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Girdlestone claims yellow jersey in Tour of Good Hope

Riders tackled the queen stage of the Takealot Tour of Good Hope road cycle race in the Cape Winelands today. The 145km route included climbs of Bainskloof Pass in both directions. The five-stage tour finishes at the Taal Monument near Paarl tomorrow. Photo: Henk Neuhoff Photography

Dylan Girdlestone set himself up for a real shot at the title when he took the yellow jersey in a solo finish on the fourth stage of the Takealot Tour of Good Hope road cycling race in the Cape Winelands today.   The penultimate day of South Africa’s premier road tour, presented by the City of Drakenstein, saw riders tackle ...

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Pritzen seizes the lead at Tour of Good Hope

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OfficeGuru Racing made their mark at the Takealot Tour of Good Hope by taking the third-stage team time-trial in the Cape Winelands today.   With two stages left in South Africa’s premier road cycle race, the outfit delivered national U23 road champion Marc Pritzen to the yellow jersey in the 26.5km leg which finished at Boland Landbouskool just outside Paarl. ...

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Basson wins battle of the sprinters at Tour of Good Hope

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Gustav Basson won the battle of the sprinters on the second stage of the Takealot Tour of Good Hope, which finished at the Boland Landbouskool just outside Paarl today.   After a gloomy Monday when rain made conditions tricky, the peloton experienced much better weather on the 114km stage, which included rolling hills but no major climbs.   With TEG ...

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Late route change ups the ante in Tour of Good Hope

Former champion Kent Main (middle) aims to regain the overall title of the UCI 2.2-rated Takealot Tour of Good Hope, which takes place near Paarl in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8. Photo: Robert Ward

The Takealot Tour of Good Hope’s queen stage became just a little bit more gnarly after organisers were forced to make a late change to stage four, necessitated by road works in the area.   ASG Events chief executive Erick Oosthuizen said on Friday that they were forced to introduce changes to the route of the five-day UCI 2.2 race, ...

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Time-trial switch adds spice to Tour of Good Hope

Jayde Julius works hard to set the pace in the time-trial on the second stage of the Tour of Good Hope last year. This year, the 26.5km time-trial will be held on the third day, starting and finishing at the Boland Landbou school. Photo: Robert Ward

The race organisers have added a fresh dimension to the Takealot Tour of Good Hope this year by opting to hold the time-trial midway through the five-day race next month instead of at the start.   In recent years the time-trial has taken place on the second day, a Tuesday. However, ASG Events chief executive Erick Oosthuizen confirmed this week ...

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Tour of Good Hope backs Children’s Foundation

The Takealot Tour of Good will have the Olive Children’s Foundation as its charity when it takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8. Photo: Robert Ward

The Takealot Tour of Good Hope road race will throw its weight behind the Olive Children’s Foundation this year, using its status to raise awareness of young children who suffer from rare and life-threatening diseases.   South Africa’s premier road cycling tour takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8 and ASG Events chief executive Erick Oosthuizen ...

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UCI status sparks massive interest in Tour of Good Hope

The UCI status of the Takealot Tour of Good Hope road cycling race in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8 was officially confirmed by the international body last week. Photo: Robert Ward

The international cycling body last week officially confirmed UCI status for the Takealot Tour of Good Hope, sparking a rising wave of interest in the March event.   The tour, one of South Africa’s premier road races, takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8, providing a showcase for both local and overseas riders to earn international ...

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Tour of Good Hope broadens appeal with solo option

The Takealot Tour of Good Hope will cater for individuals by including a solo race. It takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8. Photo: Robert Ward/Tour of Good Hope

Next year’s Takealot Tour of Good Hope has broadened its appeal with the addition of a race for solo cyclists.   The five-day road tour takes place in the Cape Winelands from March 4 to 8 and will now offer a pro-elite tour, an amateur tour with a team focus and the new solo race.   All three events will ...

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Tour of Good Hope lands UCI status

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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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