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Tour of Good Hope dressed in pink

Charity organisation Pink Trees for Pauline, who raise funds to assist cancer patients, will be involved with the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope for the first time in March next year. Photo: Supplied

The Bestmed Tour of Good Hope is set to turn a brighter shade of pink next year and it will have nothing to do with the exhaustive efforts the cyclists put in to conquer South Africa’s premier road stage race. Instead, organisers ASG Events have joined hands with charity organisation Pink Trees for Pauline for the first time to use ...

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De Bod speeds to yellow jersey

Candice Lill, of Dorma Karma, overcame a lack of experience to take the honours in the Buffet Olives individual time-trial at the Boland Agricultural High School just outside Paarl today, claiming the yellow jersey on the second stage of the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope. Photo: Robert Ward

African continental U23 time-trial champion Stefan de Bod capitalised on his skills against the clock to seize the yellow jersey on the second stage of the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope road cycle race at Boland Agricultural High School just outside Paarl today. The 20-year-old Dimension Data rider, who grew up in nearby Worcester, showed his superior speedwork to win ...

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Irishman takes first yellow jersey

Irishman Philip Lavery (Alfa Bodyworks) celebrates his win in the 102km opening stage of the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope road race, which started and finished at the La Paris Estate near Paarl today. Photo: Robert Ward

Irishman Philip Lavery led a small group of escapees over the line to win the opening stage of the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope in warm conditions at La Paris Estate near Paarl today. The 26-year-old Alfa Bodyworks rider from Dublin, who only arrived in South Africa on Wednesday, clocked a time of 2:21:06 on the relatively flat 102km ride ...

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Bestmed boost women’s cycling

The members of Team Bestmed-ASG at the recent national road championships were, from left, Mire Herbst, Ashleigh Parsons, Nicolene Marais, Owen Botha (team manager), Kelsy van Schoor, Lynette Benson, Riana Robertse and Azulde Britz. Photo: Supplied

Women’s cycling in South Africa received a much-needed boost today when Bestmed re-affirmed their investment at team level ahead of the five-day Tour of Good Hope. The medical scheme confirmed that they would partner Team Bestmed-ASG for the next three years. Team principal Owen Botha said he was extremely excited about the continuation of the sponsorship, which started in the ...

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Sauser to ride new-look Tour of Good Hope

Three-time marathon mountain biking world champion Christoph Sauser will return to South Africa to ride the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope from February 29.

Three-time marathon mountain biking world champion Christoph Sauser will return to South Africa to ride the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope from February 29. Swiss-born Sauser has been a long-time supporter of the five-day Western Cape road tour, which was previously known as the Tour de Boland. “I am not sure how many in total I have done but definitely ...

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Paarl to host Tour of Good Hope

The five-day Bestmed Tour of Good Hope presented by Rudy Project will follow a clover-leaf racing format in and around Paarl from February 29 to March 4 next year. Photo: Capcha

Paarl, in the heart of the Cape Winelands region of South Africa, has been announced as the official host city for the 2016 Bestmed Tour of Good Hope presented by Rudy Project. Situated 60km northeast of Cape Town, the seat of the City of Drakenstein will provide logistical and financial support for the five-day tour, which takes place from February ...

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