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Time-trial switch adds spice to Tour of Good Hope

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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Du Toit cycles to maiden glory

Arno du Toit flew the Team DSV flag high in winning The Herald Continental Cycle Tour Mountain Bike Challenge at the Addo Polo Club on Sunday. Du Toit, racing in the absence of fellow DSV rider and defending champion Gert Heyns, finished in a time of two hours, 50 minutes and 29 seconds, as the first elite man h o ...

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Substitution entries for the Cape Town Cycle Tour are open!

(Cape Town, 18 February 2019) The official substitution process for the 2019 Cape Town Cycle Tour opened on Wednesday, 13 February 2019 at 1pm and closes onMonday, 25 February at 1pm.   The lowdown Every time you cross a timing mat out on the route the data from your timing chip is streamed to a server. This is how RaceTec ...

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Tour of Good Hope backs Children’s Foundation

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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Challenging finish awaits Berge & Dale riders

Cyclists who are targeting the Takealot Berge & Dale title next week will need to make sure they are well prepared for a challenging finish to the popular road classic.   The feature race of 108km in the 20th edition of one of South Africa’s longest-running events will see the leading bunch having to tackle the Sterkfontein climb in the ...

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Berge & Dale remains popular date on cycling calendar

For two decades the Takealot Berge & Dale has been a must-do event on South Africa’s road cycling calendar and this year’s 20th edition on February 23 promises to be no different.   Under new sponsors in Takealot.com and with a new venue in Silverstar Casino, race organisers ASG Events are anticipating a surge of interest before entries close on ...

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UCI status sparks massive interest in Tour of Good Hope

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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New sponsor for Berge & Dale road race

The Berge & Dale road cycling race will celebrate its 20th anniversary in style next month, with Takealot.com coming on board as naming sponsor for one of the country’s most popular events.   The annual race takes place in Krugersdorp on the West Rand on February 23, starting and finishing at the Silverstar Casino. The feature distance will be over ...

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Entries open for the 2019 Cape Town Cycle Tour Junior

Mini cyclists! Are you ready? This one is just for you… The annual Cape Town Cycle Tour Junior will be all kinds of fun when it returns on Sunday, 3 March 2019.   There are three routes, all within the Cape Town Stadium Precinct, that will offer budding little bike riders the opportunity to experience cycling in a safe and ...

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Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour

The Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour will take place on Sunday, 20 January 2019 and, while the start (and finish) venue has changed to Val de Vie Estate, the 102-kilometre route remains largely unchanged. It will still feature some 1285-metres of total ascent, but the major climb of the New Helshoogte Pass, which used to come shortly after the start, will ...

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