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Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will get its end of year Italian racing campaign underway with the Giro della Toscana which starts tomorrow and the Coppa Sabatini which takes place on Thursday. The Giro della Toscana is a 2-day UCI 2.1 stage race and the Coppa Sabatini is a UCI 1.1 event.

The Wilro Lions Cycle Challenge took place on Sunday morning West of Gauteng. Clint Hendricks won the race from Calvin Beneke and Jason Oosthuizen in a sprint finish at Tarlton Raceway.

Tomorrow the penultimate World Tour race of the year gets underway, Eneco Tour. The 7 stage Dutch race will include 5 road stages, an individual time trial on stage 2 and a team time trial on stage 5. The final stage will see the riders finish in Geraardsbergen after the start takes place Bolsward tomorrow.

The Tour Ethiopia – Meles Zenawi race drew to a close last week, which took place in Tigray State of Ethiopia from 28 August to 2 Sept. Team South Africa’s Reynard Butler impressed many back home, as he returned to the country with two stage wins to his name.

The 2016 Tour of Britain reached its conclusion with the final stage taking place in London this afternoon. While Caleb Ewan (Orica-BikeExchange) won the final stage from a bunch kick, it was Steve Cummings who won the overall title for Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka.

It was mission accomplished for Team Telkom’s Nolan Hoffman as he took the honours in an exciting sprint finish in the Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Road Classic at Sun City today.

Amanzimtoti training partners Brennan Anderson and Hendrik Bester are looking forward to making their debut appearance at the Fedauto Sani Dragon in association with Mortimer Toyota when this year’s race takes place on Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October.

Newcastle mountain bikers Rowan Bernstein and Chris van der Linde return to the 2016 Fedauto Sani Dragon in association with Mortimer Toyota on Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October eager for another memorable two days of riding and an improved performance from their tenth placed effort last year.

Floating bridges, single-track and a few technical challenges lie in wait for riders when the Land Rover West Rand Silverstar MTB Challenge takes place on September 10.

South African Mountain bike Olympian Alan Hatherly has recently returned from the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Brazil and will be heading to the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands to tackle the 2016 edition of the Mandela Day Marathon MTB Dash on Saturday 27 August. Entries for the event are open, and close at midnight tonight (Wednesday 24 August 2016).

An exciting mix of adventure trails awaits riders when the Sanlam MTB Invitational takes place from Rhebokskloof Wine Estate near Paarl on November 19 and 20.

In muddy, misty, cold and windy conditions HB Kruger produced some red-hot form to win his first ever Die Burger Mountain Bike Challenge over 75km in Stellenbosch.

The 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Masters Championships will be taking place this year at the Manchester Velodrome, Great Britain, from 1-8 October. Track enthusiasts that will be going over to represent South Africa are looking forward to their trip next week, and hope to return with promising results. Some of these riders are first-timers to a World Championship, and some, such as World Champion Ilna Lemmer, return to battle it out with some of the best in the world once again.

As the Rio 2016 Olympic Games curtain drew to a close, cyclists Kyle Dodd (BMX), James Reid and Alan Hatherly (both MTB) reflected on the jubilation, the pain and experiences of a lifetime.

The Interprovincial Youth Festival will take place this year in Oudtshoorn in the Western Cape from 2-5 October 2016. Race organisers are expecting a great turnout from all nine provinces.

Cycling South Africa is proud to announce the under-23 Men’s National Road Cycling Team that will participate in the 2016 Tour de l’Avenir, taking place in France from 20 to 27 August. The eight-day race covers a total distance of 898.9 kilometres and is made up of seven race days and an Individual Time Trial on one day.

The 2016 UCI Junior Track World Championships took place from 20-24 July at the World Cycling Centre in Aigle, Switzerland, where South African road and track cycling ace, Jason Oosthuizen, broke a National Record in the Junior 3000m Individual Pursuit.

Capetonian Stefan Garlicki (Investec) and Martitzburger Sabine Thies (Greg Minnaar Cycles/Pizzology/Foxhead South Africa) descended the mountain slopes of Cascades MTB Park in the quickest overall times in the Men and Women’s categories to claim the National Titles at the STIHL 2016 South African National Mountain bike Downhill Championships in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday 17 July. For Garlicki (26), it was his second consecutive National Title and for Thies (13), her second National Title for the weekend after she won her Cross-country race the day before.

Images from the Wilro Lions Cycle Challenge that took place at the Tarlton Raceway.

Images from the 2016 Rand Water Race for Victory.

Images from the interclub criterium held at Nasrec.

Images from the Wattbike challenge held at Monte Casino.

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.

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