Schoeman on the hunt for second 947 title

November 16, 2016

Port Elizabeth’s Anriette Schoeman will be able to count on team support in her quest for a second 947 Cycle Challenge title after being named in Team Bestmed-ASG’s squad for Sunday’s race in Johannesburg. The 39-year-old, who usually competes as a solo rider under the Bestmed banner, said she was delighted to be linking up with the team for one of the country’s premier national road classics. “The support from…


Torrential rain does little to deter Warriors heading to the Vaal

The heavy downpours has left the Vaal river bursting at its banks but did little to deter the 7000 Warriors that will be taking part in the second event in the series of 8 Jeep Warrior Races this weekend. This will be the first time the largest obstacle course race on the continent takes place in the South of Gauteng. The spectacular Emerald Casino and Resort on the banks of…

March 14, 2016

Shorter, Shaper 2016 Cape Pioneer Trek Route Revealed

March 1, 2016

The route for the eighth Cape Pioneer Trek international mountain bike stage race has been revealed and it’s shorter than any of the previous editions. This is in line with an ongoing quest by the organisers to offer quality over quantity and a more rewarding racing experience. The seven-day race, from 16–22 October, once again carries International Cycling Union (UCI) grading, which means guaranteed minimum prize money, television coverage and…


Team Bestmed-ASG welcomes new signings for spring

August 14, 2015

Women’s professional cycling team Bestmed-ASG have kicked off the second half of their season by welcoming two new signings ahead of the Powerade Lost City Cycle Classic, presented by Bestmed, on Saturday. South African sub-veteran road champion Sanet Coetzee and triathlete Jade Roberts will add their experience to the powerhouse line-up for the Rustenburg race that includes SA omnium track titleholder Maroesjka Matthee and national veteran road champ Desray Sebregts….


Le Court crowned at Carnival City classic

February 23, 2015

Team Bestmed-ASG-Multihull’s Kim le Court claimed her first win of the 2015 season at the Carnival City Macsteel National Classic in Brakpan on Sunday. Mauritian Le Court positioned herself perfectly in the final four-rider selection to take the finishing sprint ahead of Lynette Burger and third-placed An-Li Kachelhoffer, both of Activate-Demacon. The 18-year-old, who claimed an impressive victory in the Amashova Durban Classic last year, said the flatter course had…


Multiple world champ Stoltz to debut at dual-cross series

February 10, 2015

The increasingly popular trail synergy race that blends mountain biking and trail running, the 2015 Momentum Health OatWell Dual-Cross Series powered by PeptoPro, will commence this weekend at Hakahana Trails, near Hartebeespoortdam, west of Pretoria. Brand du Plessis and Lise Olivier won the men and women’s series titles respectively in 2014 and will be back in 2015 for more exciting race action in the four-race series, widely regarded as the…


Sahm heads epic field for Garden Route race

February 9, 2015

Top international mountain bikers are set to descend on Knysna for a serious three-day fitness test at the Garden Route 300 stage race from February 27. Leading the pack will be three-time Cape Epic winner Stefan Sahm of Germany’s Team Bulls, who teams up with former GR300 champion Timo Cooper for a crack at the title. Also on the start line will be Austria’s Wolfgang Krenn, who counts the 24-hour…


Eyob earns first Berge en Dale win

February 2, 2015

The MTN-Qhubeka feeder team’s Metkel Eyob showed good early season form as he soloed to victory in the Action Ford Berge en Dale Classic, presented by Optimum Financial Services, near Krugersdorp on Saturday. The Eritrean climber made short work of the undulating 102km route to win the West Rand’s biggest cycle race in a time of 2:25:16. He was followed across the finish line at Cradlestone Mall by teammate Stefan…


Matthee takes season-opening win

Team Bestmed-Multihull-ASG’s newest signing Maroesjka Matthee got their season off to a flying start with a win at the 30th edition of The Herald VW Cycle Tour in Port Elizabeth on Sunday. Track star Matthee put her powerful turn of speed to good use as she outsprinted 13-time winner and PE-based favourite Anriette Schoeman in the finishing straight to take a rain-soaked win in the 106km Classic in 3:00:13. Veteran…

February 2, 2015

Strong International field for Ashburton investments national MTB series opener

A strong international field will contest the first round of the Ashburton Investments National MTB Series in South Africa, which takes place at Meerendal Wines in the Western Cape on Saturday in what promises to be a world-class display of quality racing. The season opening UCI Category 3 status event has attracted some of the biggest names in local and international mountain biking. Numerous ABSA Cape Epic contenders and world…

January 29, 2015