Best of the 2013 Tour de France

Top 5 All-things-TDF for 2013 It’s the Tour de France’s centenary, in a new era of cycling after Lance’s fall from grace late last year, so here’s hoping that this year is spectacular! For your convenience, we’ve gathered together the best websites or blogs for updates so that you are sure not to miss out on all the action. 1. Local is Lekker Bicycling.co.za is one our favourite places to…

June 28, 2013
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Race ready – so much more than fighting fit

You’ve put in lots of time and energy. You’ve shown enormous discipline, waking early to put yourself through the necessary paces or perhaps even braved that windy hill at the end of a long day.  Spinning, and group or endurance races have become the norm and you’ve sweated – lots! You’re fit.  You’re race ready. Right? Without taking anything away from your effort and training, there is perhaps more to…

June 21, 2013
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Universities converge on PE for national cycling championships

  Nine of South Africa’s top universities will gather in Port Elizabeth next week when the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University hosts the national student cycling championships. The University Sports South Africa event, presented by Bestmed, starts on June 25 with the mountain bike events and the opening stage of the three-day road tour. The reigning champion men’s and women’s teams, from the University of Pretoria and the Potchefstroom campus of…

June 19, 2013
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High praise for 2013 Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek route

  The route for the 2013 Bridge Cape Pioneer Trek has been revealed and met with high praise from professional riders as well as the committed amateurs that will tackle the fifth edition of the international mountain bike stage race in South Africa’s Western Cape Province this October. The total distance of 549 kilometers over seven days is very reasonable and in line with the organizers’ quest to deliver quality…

June 18, 2013
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Knysna race pays dividends for rider

  One lucky rider’s raffle ticket paid handsome dividends when he walked away with R50 000 worth of unit trusts at the recent RE:CM Knysna 200 mountain bike race. Unlike many other stage races, which put the emphasis on prize money for the professionals only, the three-day Garden Route event set out to reward participants across the board. The lucky draw prize, courtesy of the title sponsor, was won by…

June 18, 2013
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Kleinhans wins Swiss National Marathon title

  South African resident Ariane Kleinhans of Team RE:CM claimed her first national mountain bike racing title when she won the Swiss women’s marathon mountain bike championships on Sunday. The 29-year-old Swiss national is married to top South African mountain bike racer, Erik Kleinhans. They live in Stellenbosch in South Africa’s Western Cape province, but Cycling South Africa rules prevent Ariane from competing for South African titles while she is a…

June 10, 2013
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Burger Pieterse wins tight Tussle for Kremetart title

  Double Master’s world champion, Lynette Burger Pieterse (Toyota), used her experience to beat off a field of ambitious young challengers to win the 2013 PPC Kremetart road cycling stage race in the Limpopo Province at the weekend. Burger Pieterse (32), who won both the 30-34 age category road and time trial titles at the 2012 Master’s World Championships, was one of two Toyota professional women’s racing team riders at…

June 10, 2013
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Woolcock and Luus take wet Knysna win

Seasoned pro Waylon Woolcock and rising star Lourens Luus ended an electrifying game of one-upmanship to emerge as the mud-splattered overall winners of the three-day RE:CM Knysna 200 mountain bike race on Sunday. The Stellenbosch-based RE:CM duo hung on to their split-second overnight lead, and their brakes, on the wet and slippery 58km final stage to seal victory over their FedGroup-Itec rivals Kevin Evans and Brandon Stewart. “It was quite…

June 10, 2013
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Evans and Stewart draw even in Knysna

  Kevin Evans and Brandon Stewart effectively drew even as their titanic two-team tussle with Waylon Woolcock and Lourens Luus continued on the rain-soaked second stage of the RE:CM Knysna 200 on Saturday. The FedGroup-Itec riders held off overnight leaders RE:CM in a tense and tactical sprint to the finish at Thesen Harbour Town to win the 68km stage by a single second in 2:31:04. Little more than half a…

June 10, 2013
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Woolcock, Luus strike first blow in Knysna

  Waylon Woolcock and national marathon series champion Lourens Luus struck the first blow in what is expected to be an epic duel with Kevin Evans and Brandon Stewart on the opening stage of the three-day RE:CM Knysna 200 on Friday. The duo, riding in the colours of RE:CM, outsprinted the FedGroup-Itec riders to take the 77km stage by one second in 2:59:18 in a dramatic showdown on Thesen Islands….

June 7, 2013
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