Nolan Gives Neotel Another Big Win

Ace sprinter Nolan Hoffman secured a second major win in successive weekends for Team Neotel when he won The Herald VW Cycle Tour in Port Elizabeth on Sunday. Hoffman, the 2006 winner, outpaced the strongest field ever assembled at the popular 105km race, which is the first of 13 events in the prestigious new Alpha Pharm Seeding Series. The 23-year-old clocked a winning time of 2 hours, 24 minutes and…

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De Villiers Firmly on the (DIRT) Road to Recovery

The long road to recovery took another encouraging turn for South Africa’s top female mountain bike marathon racer, Yolande de Villiers, when she won The Herald VW Mountain Bike Tour at the Addo Elephant National Park just outside Port Elizabeth on Saturday. Racing for the Cycle Lab Supercycling Toyota team, De Villiers clocked 04 hours and 17 minutes for the 85km event, which hugged the boundary fence of the world-famous…

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Teenager Topples Two of Cycling’s Big Guns

Nineteen-year-old Reinardt Janse van Rensburg gave his teen years a memorable send-off on Saturday when he outsprinted two of South African cycling’s biggest stars to win the Berge en Dale Super Classic in Krugersdorp. Janse van Rensburg, who rides for the Toyota Supercycling Academy team, won the 97km race ahead of Team Barloworld’s Daryl Impey and DCM Chrome’s Jacques Janse van Rensburg (no relation to Reinardt) giving himself an early…

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Cycling’s Big Guns Loaded for Port Elizabeth Showdown

The country’s top professionals will gather in Port Elizabeth this weekend to contest the Eastern Cape’s biggest cycling event, The Herald VW Cycle Tour, where the battle for supremacy promises to be intense. The 105km road race is the first of 13 events in the prestigious new Alpha Pharm Seeding Series, which incorporates most of the country’s highest profile cycling events. Last year’s event attracted only a handful of professionals…

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MiWay gets down and dirty with cyclists and runners

MiWay, the direct, online financial services provider, has confirmed its sponsorship of a new mountain biking and trail running event – The Dirt Festival Series, organised by Bicycling and Runner’s World magazines. The four-event series will kick off in February at Northern Farm, just outside Johannesburg, followed later this year by events in August, September and October in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town. “The race routes have been designed to…

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Knox, De Villiers Though it Out To Win At Barberton

Twenty-one-year-old Max Knox (DCM Chrome) proved he’s maturing into one of South Africa’s new endurance sport stars when he won the tough first round of the MTN National Marathon Mountain Bike Series in Barberton at the weekend. Clocking a time of 05hrs 11min 28sec for the gruelling 120km race, Knox actually led a Team DCM Chrome 1-2-3 across the finish line with teammates Jacques Janse van Rensburg finishing second and…

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FPC Dullstroom Training Camp

Don’t find yourself stuck in a rut come race day! Practice makes perfect so why not book a weekend away for the family to Dullstroom.  Fritz Pienaar Cycles invites all MTB enthusiasts of any age and level to their Dullstroom training camp this weekend (29 Jan – 1 Feb).  You’ll need to book your own accommodation and bring your own supplements, but Fritz Pienaar Cycles will graciously provide back-up vehicles…

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MiWay sponsors MTB Half-Marathon Series

MiWay, the latest entrant into the direct, online financial services market, has announced its introductory sponsorship of mountain bike racing in South Africa. MiWay will be the official sponsor of the country’s National Mountain Bike Half-Marathon Series for 2009. The Half-Marathon forms part of the National series of which MTN is the headline sponsor. “We are very proud to be a sponsor of the seven-event Half-Marathon Series and look forward…

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