Potgieter triumphs over the sprinters in tough and windy conditions

Every rider who is prepared to put in long hours of training will eventually have his moment of glory on the winner’s podium. Bradley Potgieter (MTN-Energade), who won the Carousel Classic on Monday (9 August), can vouch for that. 2010 certainly did not start out well for the young rider. On 5 February, when he was on his way to join his team-mates for a training session, he was involved…

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USN THROWS A LIFELINE TO SA WOMEN’S CYCLING CHAMP

Cherise Taylor, a Beijing Olympian and the 2010 South African women’s road cycling champion, has been thrown a lifeline by leading nutrition supplement brand, USN, following the premature disbandment of her team. Taylor was the star rider on Team Nashua women’s professional team, but the team’s management ran into financial trouble in June and failed to secure additional sponsors to carry the team financially until the end of the year….

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CYCLE LAB FLAGSHIP STORE GETS AN UPGRADE

The original branch of Cycle Lab, South Africa’s largest cycling and healthy lifestyle retail chain, was officially re-opened on Tuesday (27 July). The Fourways, Johannesburg branch of the franchise, the flagship store in the chain, has been expanded in size (800 square metres) and redesigned with fresh shop fittings and modern lighting to make it more lifestyle-shopper friendly. This is in keeping with Cycle Lab’s quest to be more attractive…

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STEWART, KNOX WIN FINAL STAGE, FINISH SECOND AT CANADIAN TOUR

The South African pair Max Knox and Brandon Stewart (Team DCM) won the final stage of the BC Bike Race at Whistler Mountain, Canada at the weekend, giving them a second stage win in the international event and securing second place overall in the final General Classification. Although they missed the official start of the short, technical 21km stage, the South Africans managed to clock a rapid 1hr 26min 41sec,…

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Evans plays second fiddle once again at Knysna Oyster Festival

Playing second fiddle seems to be the lot of Kevin Evans (MTN-Energade) when it comes to racing the Knysna Mountain Bike Marathon. Evans finished second for a record fifth time this past Saturday. No prize is awarded for guessing correctly how the race finished! As had become the custom, Evans was again involved in a titanic sprint for the line. Also true to custom, another rider succeeded to pass him…

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Ride Before you Buy – 29 May 2010

Bicycling’s Ride Before you Buy, brought to you by MiWay,took place at Giba Gorge on 29 May in KZN. Giba Gorge has hosted the event before and the day was said to be a success, even though it took place on quite a busy sporting weekend with the Comrades drawing its fair share of large crowds to KZN. Among the awesome brands of bikes available to test-ride were Merida, Gary Fisher…

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Next Ride Before You Buy – 14 August 2010

Come and test a wide range of mountain bikes at our next Ride Before You Buy event at the Groenkloof Nature Reserve in Pretoria. We all know buying a new bike is an expensive business. These events are a great way to test ride your next bike, and make 100% sure it’s the one you want before you buy it. Even if you are not in the market for a new bike,…

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DCM Cape Pioneer Trek mountain bike stage race

The six-day DCM Cape Pioneer Trek mountain bike stage race (18 to 23 October) in the Klein Karoo and Garden route is slowly but surely becoming a ‘must-do’ ride for international riders. Carel Herholdt, Dryland Event Management, said on Monday (7 June) that twelve international teams have already entered. The big news is that Switzerland’s Christoph Sauser (Specialized), multiple world champion, who just won the four-day Trans- Germany tour, and…

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Ride Before You Buy – 17 April 2010

The Rietvlei Farm in Johannesburg set the scene on Saturday 17 April for Bicycling’s Ride Before You Buy. Those wanting to test ride a variety of bike brands had the opportunity to do so in great conditions. Spot prizes were given away, courtesy of MiWay. Winners of these gourmet hampers were: Joel Hieber, Dorette Crous and Ian Hoy. A fun day was had by all – we look forward to seeing you…

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MiWay Half Marathon Clarens – 17 April 2010

Visit MTNcycling to see all the results. Visit CSharp Photos to see photos. The MTN XCM Clarens was held in Clarens for the second time on Saturday, 17 April 2010, and drew mountain biking enthusiasts from far and near! The MiWay Half Marathon Series(50km) described as “fun but tough” with the terrain proving as challenging as it was picturesque, winding from the quaint Clarens town square through the Golden Gate…

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