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Mature De Bod seals second Tour of Good Hope title

Stefan de Bod sealed his second overall title in the five-day Bestmed Tour of Good Hope in Paarl today.   The country’s premier road stage race, presented by Scicon and the City of Drakenstein, concluded alongside the Taal Monument that towers over the Cape Winelands town after 491km of racing.   De Bod’s teammate, the Italian Matteo Sobrero, won the ...

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Italian earns third strike for DiData

After a near perfect lead-out, Matteo Sobrero timed his sprint to perfection to win the fourth stage of the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope near Paarl in the Cape Winelands today.   The 20-year-old collected the third stage win in a row for the DiData outfit after Stefan de Bod’s time-trial victory on Tuesday and defending champion Kent Main’s effort ...

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Main repeats victory on Du Toitskloof Pass

Defending champion Kent Main repeated his triumph of a year ago as he climbed to victory on top of Du Toitskloof Pass on the third stage of the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope near Paarl today.   The 137km queen stage of South Africa’s premier road stage race, which is presented by Scicon and the City of Drakenstein, saw the ...

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De Bod secures yellow after time-trial hat-trick

A metronomic Stefan de Bod stamped his authority on the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope with his third successive victory in the individual time-trial outside Paarl in the Cape Winelands today.   The Dimension Data Continental rider, who won the overall title in 2016, improved on his time of last year to nail the stage win in 32:30, provisionally moving ...

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Hoffman charges to opening-stage win

Capitalising on his sprinting power, Nolan Hoffman took charge in the dash for the line to win the opening stage of the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope near Paarl in the Western Cape today.   The 33-year-old BCX pro outdragged Rohan du Plooy (Alfa Bodyworks-Giant) and Italy’s Luca Mozzato (Dimension Data Continental) over the final 200m to take the 132km ...

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Van Musschenbroek ready to fire in Tour of Good Hope

With a one-second flashback burning in his mind, Myles van Musschenbroek is fired up to make a statement when the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope gets under way in Paarl on Monday.   South Africa’s premier stage road race, presented by Scicon and the City of Drakenstein, will take riders through a total of 491km in and around the Western ...

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Young African talent aim to shine in Paarl

The cream of Africa’s young cycling talent will be on show when South Africa’s premier stage road race, the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope, unfolds in and around Paarl from Monday to Friday.   Presented by Scicon and the City of Drakenstein, the week will see the World Cycling Centre Africa team striving to demonstrate their skills in the 491km ...

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Dimension Data excited at tackling Tour of Good Hope

With two champions in their line-up, the Dimension Data for Qhubeka Continental Team are eager to show their credentials when they tackle the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope road race in the Western Cape next month.   Current title-holder Kent Main and 2016 winner Stefan de Bod are two of their standout riders, but manager Kevin Campbell said there would ...

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Boutique Cape races go ahead despite water crisis

Race organisers ASG Events have assured riders that, despite the crippling drought in the Western Cape, the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope and the Liberty Winelands Encounter will go ahead as planned.   The Tour of Good Hope takes place near Paarl from March 5 to 9, while the mountain-bike event, also in the Cape Winelands, will be held from ...

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Iconic link for Tour of Good Hope

The Bestmed Tour of Good Hope will have a direct link to one of the world’s most iconic figures when the stage race is hosted by the Drakenstein Correctional Centre situated between Paarl and Franschhoek next year. The facility, previously known as the Victor Verster Prison, made international headlines on February 11, 1990, when Nelson Mandela took his first steps ...

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