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Tshwane Classic – The city is ready

Never before had a total of 98km of normally busy roads been closed to traffic and made exclusively available for cyclists in the City of Tshwane. The 2017 edition of the Tshwane Classic was a historic moment for Tshwane and for cycling, says seasoned race organiser Wynand de Villiers.   The second edition of the Tshwane Classic, presented in association ...

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Victor Matfield saddles up at Tshwane Classic

Former Springbok captain Victor Matfield will join the likes of Tshwane Mayor, Solly Msimanga, and thousands of other cycling enthusiasts at the start line of the Tshwane Classic on 4 November at the Voortrekker Monument. “Pretoria is such a beautiful city and I can only imagine how picturesque the route is going to be through the Jacaranda lined streets of ...

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Jooste, Oelofse win inaugural Tshwane Classic

Chris Jooste and Yzette Oelofse collected the biggest victories of their careers at the inaugural Tshwane Classic road cycling race that took riders through the heart of Pretoria today. The 98km feature event, which started and finished at the Voortrekker Monument, saw around 4 000 participants blitz past all of the city’s major attractions on a balmy but windy morning. Jooste, ...

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Car rental agreement eases life of Tshwane organisers

Bidvest Car Rental will be a major driving force behind the Tshwane Classic road cycling event that will see more than 4 000 participants race through the heart of Pretoria on November 5. With a big entry for the event – which includes the 98km feature race, two supporting races and full road closure – the offering is tipped to elevate ...

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Organisers tick all the boxes at Tshwane Classic

Race organisers are leaving no stone unturned in their efforts to develop the Tshwane Classic into one of the premier road cycling races in the country. Central to their planning is the element of total road closure for the 98km, 60km and 20km distances as they and the Tshwane Municipality embrace the key issue of rider safety. More than 4 000 ...

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Tshwane Classic route a tourist attraction

As the nation’s capital, Pretoria has a rich historical legacy which the city fathers are keen to promote when the Tshwane Classic road cycling race is held on November 5. Put on by ASG Events, the organisers have big plans for the 98km road classic, which they aim to grow into one of the big city races in the country. ...

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Family a key element of Tshwane Classic

Organisers of the Tshwane Classic are intent on making the mass participation road cycling race a family festival when it takes place in Pretoria on November 5. While the elite riders and adults tackle the road races over distances of 98km and 60km, the younger generation will be fully catered for with a series of routes within the race venue ...

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Tom Jenkins climb key to success at Tshwane Classic

Former South African road cycling champion Ronel van Wyk, who won a memorable race in 2005 over the iconic Tom Jenkins climb, says the stretch will play a critical role in the Tshwane Classic in Pretoria this year. The uphill challenge comes after 80km of the 98km feature race on November 5 and Van Wyk said it would “separate the ...

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