New signing Kristen Louw dazzles with Cycle4Cansa win

Bestmed-ASG’s new signing Kristen Louw started her tenure with the team on a high note when she won the 50km mountain bike title at the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship on Saturday. The race started from Sun City in the Pilanesberg and took riders through sections of the Gary Player and Lost City golf courses as well as the Letsatsing Game Reserve. The petit 19-year-old from Potchefstroom said she had been determined…

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Hoffman retains Cycle4Cansa title in close finish

Timing his sprint to perfection, Nolan Hoffman edged ahead of RoadCover rival Clint Hendricks to retain his Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship title at Sun City in the Pilanesberg today. The BCX professional, who finished in a fast 2:23:21, took advantage of a cross-tailwind and excellent teamwork in the 103km feature race to hold off last year’s Cape Town Cycle Tour champion and RoadCover’s Ryan Harris in the gallop to the line….

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 Lill Ousts Sanders at Van Gaalen Nail-Biter

Candice Lill confirmed her superiority when racing at Van Gaalen, when she won a nail-biter of a marathon to claim the Elite women’s title at Round 5 of the Ashburton Investments National Mountain Bike Series at the weekend.   Lill (dormakaba) clocked a time of 3 hours 29 minutes 14 seconds when she outsprinted Samantha Sanders (Valencia) in the 70km race, which offered a test of complete mountain biking ability,…

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WeCAN campaign aims to boost Cansa funds

Organisers of the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Championship have launched a new initiative to boost funds for the Cancer Association of South Africa when the event celebrates its 20th anniversary at Sun City this month. The cycling festival in the North-West Province has raised more than R3.6-million for Cansa since its inception and organisers are hoping to build on that through the #WeCAN – Riding for Survivors campaign. Outlining the concept, ASG…

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Beukes, Lill dominant winners at TrailSeeker Bosman

Matthys Beukes and Candice Lill won the men and women’s marathons respectively at Round 3 of the Nissan TrailSeeker Mountain Bike Series at Bosman Family Vineyard, Wellington on Saturday.   Both riders were dominant in their respective categories, with Beukes (Pyga/Eurosteel_ winning the men’s 62km race by more than five minutes and Lill (dormakaba) waiting for 15 minutes before the women’s runner-up was known. Both riders come from XC-racing backgrounds,…

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TransCape ‘It’s Time’ campaign launched

Billed as a special journey, the TransCape mountain bike race has positioned itself as one of the most iconic adventures on the South African cycling calendar in a new promotional video. Taking place from Knysna to Franschhoek in the Western Cape, the seven-day, 614km route delivers a hard-core mountain bike event, softened by a healthy degree of luxury services at the conclusion of each day. With more than 250 riders…

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Nissan Trailseeker Wellington attracts top field

Western Cape mountain bikers are licking their lips ahead of Saturday’s third round of the 2017 Nissan TrailSeeker Series, which takes place on the highly-acclaimed trails around Wellington. With four events on offer and good weather predicted, a large field is expected.   Top riders that have confirmed they’ll be competing in the men’s marathon include Round 2 winner, Matt Beers (Red E/Cannondale) and Round 1 winner, Waylon Woolcock (Team…

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Beukes moves ahead after winning bruising van Gaalen battle

Almost a year after a serious crash forced him out of the sport for three months, Matthys Beukes (Pyga Eurosteel) confirmed he’s back to his best when he won Round 5 of the 2017 Ashburton Investments National Mountain Bike Series at Van Gaalen, North West Province at the weekend.   Beukes dug deep to overcome an impressive race-long challenge from Brendon Davids (Road Cover), eventually clocking a winning time of…

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National MTB series contenders in crucial clash at van Gaalen

After a total of four rounds comprising seven stages, the Ashburton Investments National MTB Series reaches a crucial point on Saturday with the eighth stage at Round 5 of the prestigious series, which takes place at Van Gaalen in the North West Province.   Less than an hour’s drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria, Van Gaalen offers a traditionally tough allround challenge, with the steep gradients, rugged terrain and stimulating…

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Neethling, Beukes win van Gaalen battle

Matthys Beukes and Candice Neethling won the men and women’s titles respectively after closely fought battles at the Van Gaalen round of the 2017 Ashburton Investments National Mountain Bike Series, at Skeerpoort in the North West Province on Saturday.   Beukes (Pyga Eurosteel) eventually triumphed in a race-long duel with Round 4 winner, Brendon Davids (Road Cover) to claim the win in a time of 02:55:34. Davids was just 0.1…

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