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The 2016 Amgen Tour of California ended with a bunch sprint finish in the streets of Sacramento. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka’s Mark Cavendish had the fastest legs. He crossed the line ahead of Peter Sagan (Tinkoff) and Alexander Kristoff (Katusha). Julien Alaphilippe (Etixx-QuickStep) won the overall.

The opening week-end of the Giro d’Italia was owned by Marcel Kittel, who began his campaign with a top 5 in the Apeldoorn time trial, before going on to win both road stages which took place in the Netherlands.

Maarten Tjallingii grabbed the mountain jersey during the third stage of the Giro d’Italia. The experienced rider of Team LottoNL-Jumbo was part of the breakaway for the second time this weekend and won the mountain sprint on the Posbank. Marcel Kittel (Etixx - Quick Step) won the stage and grabbed the overall lead. Moreno Hofland finished seventh. Primoz Roglic crashed in the final part of the stage and lost almost eight minutes.

Marcel Kittel (Etixx-Quickstep) made it two for two when he won today's 3rd stage of the Giro d'Italia from Nijmegen to Arnhem. Elia Viviani (Team Sky) took 2nd place in the mass sprint with Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek-Segafredo) placing 3rd.

The 99th Giro d'Italia got underway in Apeldoorn with Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) taking the stage 1 individual time trial win ahead of Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Andrey Amador (Movistar). Dumoulin also secured the first pink leaders jersey of the race.

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka are all set to start this year's Giro d'Italia, which gets underway on 6 May in Apeldoorn, Holland. It will be the first time our African Team start the Italian Grand Tour, making it a significant moment for our team and for African cycling in general.

The stunning trails of Howick were an excellent final venue for the last round of the 2016 KZNMTB Provincial Enduro Cup Series – presented by Greg Minnaar Cycles on Saturday 21 May. Thirteen-year-old mountain bike trail star, Sabine ‘Beani’ Thies and Downhill racer, Tiaan Odendaal, took the overall women’s and men’s titles respectively.

Fit-again Andrew McLean is thrilled to return to the KAP sani2c in 2016 after injury forced him out of last year’s event as he looks to add a sixth finishers’ medal to his collection and enjoy the occasion with friends along the way when he takes on the event’s Race from 12-14 May.

After a long string of successful outings throughout South Africa on the slicks of a road bike, Clinton Hendricks and Bradley Potgieter will open their KAP sani2c account at the 2016 edition with the former tackling his first elite mountain bike event when the Race gets underway from 12-14 May.

Following their impressive victory at the recent nine-day long Old Mutual joBerg2c, the pair of Gawie Combrinck and Nico Bell have added their names to the already formidable list of elite men’s contenders as they look to do the double at the upcoming KAP sani2c which takes place between Glencairn Farm in the Southern Drakensberg and Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast from 12-14 May.

One of South Africa’s largest citrus exporters, the Sundays River Citrus Company, have announced a partnership with the PwC Great Zuurberg Trek mountain bike race.

Despite his passion for four wheels, Subaru Pietermaritzburg’s Manager Howard Christie has never braved the three-day KAP sani2c on a mountain bike despite having an over ten year involvement in the iconic journey from Glencairn Farm in the Southern Drakensberg to Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast that takes place in 2016 from 10-14 May.

Cycling South Africa’s Mountain Bike Commission has great pleasure in announcing that the following riders have been selected to represent South Africa at the 2016 UCI Mountain Bike Cross-Country World Championships at Nové Mēsto na Moravē, Czech Republic, from 29 June to 3 July.

For the majority of cyclists, racing competitively in wet, treacherous rainy conditions would be enough to raise the senses of fear and adrenalin. The experience and privilege today however of watching Para-cyclists from across the globe racing for gold and also for points to keep Rio Olympic dreams and hopes alive, was not only invigorating and challenging, but instilled immense respect and sheer admiration for these incredible athletes who will stop at nothing to achieve both personal and team honours.

Seventeen nations kicked off the opening round of the 2016 UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup at Alexandra Park in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, on Saturday 7 May, with a race against the clock when they tackled the Time Trial in cold and wet conditions.

Although having now returned from the busyness of wheelchair racing abroad, the pace has by no means lessened for the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games’ gold medallist, Ernst van Dyk, who now heads to Pietermaritzburg for this weekend’s UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup at Alexandra Park from 7-8 May.

Pietermaritzburg will once again play host to the second annual Pietermaritzburg MTB Festival, taking place this year from Friday 30 April to Monday 2 May. The three-day festival will include an array of exciting cycle races for all levels of riders and included in the mix is the 2016 SA MTB Masters Marathon Championships, which take place this year at Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, on Sunday 1 May.

The first leg of the 2016 UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup takes place this year in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, from 7-8 May. 2016 Laureus Awards Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability Nominee, Pieter “Supapiet” du Preez, is currently taking part in athletics races in Europe before attending the Awards ceremony in Berlin on 19 April.

Images from the 2016 Tour Durban. Bradley Potgieter won the men's event and Lise Olivier won the women's event.

Images from the 2016 Emperors Palace Road Classic held at Emperors Palace Casino.

Images from the 2016 Gauteng Provincial Road Cycling Championships that took place at The Circus.

Images from the 2016 Carnival City Macsteel National Classic.

Images from day 4 of 2016 SA Road Champs.

Images from day 3 of 2016 SA Road Championships.



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