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The 2nd stage of the Tour de France lived up to its expectations of having the weather, and particularly the wind affecting the race. A small group of 20 odd riders sprinted it out for the win with Andre Greipel (Lotto-Soudal) taking the victory ahead of Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo) and Fabian Cancellara (Trek Factory Racing).

Stage two of the Giro Rosa turned out to be a decisive day for the overall contenders. Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio showed good form when she made a select lead group and sprinted to third on the stage.

A determined Bestmed-Shukuma Madibaz cycling team held many of the larger squads at bay to take the silver medal in the team classification at the University Sport South Africa competition in Stellenbosch last week.

The 1st stage of the Tour de France was a spectacle unrivaled by anything else we have experienced. We could not have hoped for a better start to our Grande Boucle either with Steve Cummings finishing in a terrific 10th place.

The Tour of Austria got underway today with a short 5.4km team time trial prologue today. Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung put in a stunning ride to finish in 2nd place, less than 1 second behind Team Katusha.

A new chapter in the history of South Africa’s oldest and toughest stage race, the Bestmed Jock Cycle Classique, is about to unfold with the addition of a new three-day road tour through Mpumalanga from July 17.

The fourth and final rounds of both the XCO and DHI 2015 SA MTB Cup Series took place at Cascades MTB Park, Pietermariztburg from 27-28 June and both events made for some surprising and impressive results in the final races, and even more thrilling points logs.

Stellenbosch – Organisers of the Stihl SA MTB Championships presented by Subaru Cape Town/Novus Holdings in Stellenbosch on Saturday 18 July can look forward to a world class race village that will mirror the international standard of the cross country event’s course and help boost the overall vibe of the eagerly awaited national title decider.

Adriaan Louw and Candice Neethling won the men and women’s marathon titles respectively at the second round of the Western Cape Nissan TrailSeeker Series mountain bike race held at Grabouw on Saturday. The scenic route attracted more than 1000 participants for Round 2 of what looks set to become a popular new series for the province.

On the 27th of June, the worlds best XCM riders assembled in Val Gardena, Italy for the 2015 XCM Marathon World Championships.

The cool and fresh Pietermaritzburg morning greeted riders and spectators with icy hands but warm hearts, as all geared up for the final round of the 2015 Stihl SA MTB Cup Series DHI at Cascades MTB Park on Sunday 28 June. The fast-paced and exciting action in Downhill racing always has the crowds on the edge of their seats, and this event was no different.

A solo breakaway in the closing kilometres saw Andrew Westaway snatch victory in the Bestmed Sondela MTB Classic, and with it the lead in the Bestmed National Cycling Series, near Bela-Bela in Limpopo on Sunday.

Following on from the ground breaking achievements of national cycling hero, Robbie Hunter who became the first South African rider to participate in the Tour de France in 2001, the 2015 edition of the Tour de France will see a good representation of South African riders.

The end of June will be a true celebration of the youth in cycling when two Youth Festivals will be hosted to cater for the northern and southern parts of the country. Kicking off the week is the Oudtshoorn Youth Festival from 29 June to 2 July, with the Badplaas Youth Festival running from 2-5 July 2015.

It was just over five months ago that Team MTN-Qhubeka powered by Samsung heard the news that they had received a wildcard invitation into the 102nd edition of Le Tour de France, which kicks off in Utrecht, The Netherlands, on Saturday 4 July 2015. It was a momentous occasion for South African and African cycling and a chance to etch their name in the history books by being the first African team to participate in Le Tour.

Cycling in winter requires more than wearing extra thick and warm attire. It requires an extra amount of vigilance when you’re out on the road in order to keep safe.

South African cycling is on top of the world as fans and supporters celebrated major successes from their cycling heroes in the various disciplines of cycling at the weekend.

Debuting in 1980, the prestigious Jack Cheetham and Letsema Awards will mark it’s 34th successful instalment this year, initiated and facilitated by Murray and Roberts and presented together with South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC).  The call for nominations for both the Jack Cheetham and Letsema Awards are now open.

Images from the Bestmed Sondela MTB Classic 60km event.

Images from the Bestmed Sondela MTB Classic 40km event.

Images from the Bestmed Sondela MTB Classic 20km event.

Images from the Bestmed Sondela MTB Classic kid's event.

Images from stage 3 of the 2015 RECM Knysna 200.

Images from stage 2 of the 2015 RECM Knysna 200.