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Hoffman celebrates birthday with first Emperors title

Nolan Hoffman celebrated his birthday in the best possible way by winning the Emperors Palace Classic road cycle title for the first time in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, today. The BCX sprinter, who turned 32 today, said he had received the perfect present after several years of trying to nail down the title in the 98km feature race. He came home ...

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Butler eager to play his part at Emperors

Despite being hampered by a broken rib, BCX’s sprinter Reynard Butler is still motivated to play an influential role when the Emperors Palace Classic road race takes place in Johannesburg on Sunday. The 28-year-old, who hails from East London but now lives in Honeydew in Johannesburg, suffered the injury when he came off his bike in the starting chute at ...

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Potgieter sprints to Emperors title

Team RoadCover’s Bradley Potgieter underlined his sprinting prowess when he surged to victory in the 98km Emperors Palace Classic road race in Johannesburg on Sunday. Potgieter, who stepped into the role after the team’s first-choice sprinter and Cape Town Cycle Tour champion Clint Hendricks fell ill in the build-up to the race, outsprinted Team Telkom’s Reynard Butler and Nolan Hoffman ...

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Hendricks reduced to domestique at Emperors

Just when he was showing good form, a severe bout of flu has possibly dashed Clint Hendricks’ hopes of scalping another top title when the Emperors Palace Classic cycling race takes place over 98km on Sunday. The 24-year-old Team RoadCover sprinter took the biggest victory of his career when he triumphed in the Cape Town Cycle Tour in a thrilling ...

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Fouché sprints to hometown glory at Emperors

Herman Fouché enjoyed a taste of hometown glory when he ousted the top sprinters in the elite bunch to take his second win at the Emperors Palace Classic road race in Johannesburg on Sunday. Fouché, who last won the event six years ago, was given a textbook lead-out by his Bonitas teammates to power ahead on the kind of long ...

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Perry aims to retain Emperors Palace throne

Defending champion James Perry will be looking to retain his Emperors Palace Classic throne when he lines up for the road race in Kempton Park, Johannesburg, on Sunday, April 12. The former national time-trial champion, who made a calculated solo escape in the final 10 kilometres last year, will have a tough task ahead of him as he aims to ...

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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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