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Images from Stage 3 of the Tour de Boland ITT from Ceres to Tulbagh, via Ceres (30km).

The GP Samyn saw an exciting finale that had Kris Boeckmans (Lotto-Soudal) out-sprint Gianni Meersman (Etixx-Quickstep) and Christophe Laporte (Cofidis) for the victory. Tyler Farrar was the highest placed Team MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung rider in 11th position.

Australian sprinter Malcolm Rudolph pushed a big gear into a brisk headwind to claim the time-trial stage on day three of the Bestmed Tour de Boland, presented by Pinarello, on Wednesday.

The 30km Time Trial from Ceres to Tulbagh produced a nerve wrecking battle royal between Bonitas Pro Cyling's JC Nel and the two Drapac riders, Girdlestone & Koning in the fight for the yellow leader's jersey.
Fellow Drapac rider, Malcolm Rudolph , won the stage, but it was Nel who in finishing 2nd on the day, reclaimed the lead from Girdlestone.

KUALA LUMPUR - The hot favorites for the overall individual and teams classifications of the 20th Le Tour de Langkawi this year are MTN-Qhubeka. The first ever African trade team invited to the Tour de France has selected riders from their continent only to take part for the fifth consecutive time. The Malaysian event has remained close to the heart of their principal Douglas Ryder who was the King of the Mountains in 1998.

Images from Stage 2 of the Tour de Boland from Worcester to Op-die-Berg, via Ceres (111km, 1278m ascent).

The European racing season kicks off this weekend when the 10th edition of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad takes place on Saturday, 28 February. The race marks the opening of the Classics season and will as always be a gruelling test for teams to see how they will shape up after months of preparation. Cobbles, narrow roads, gutters, Côte de Trieu and Paterberg are just some of the obstacles the peloton will face.

African road championship silver medallist Lise Olivier will be looking for a second bite at the cherry in next week’s Bestmed Tour de Boland, after missing out on the overall title by a mere three seconds last year.

A beautiful sunrise greeted the riders at the start of the 100km race which saw the women start the race with the Elite and Veteran men.

Team Bestmed-ASG-Multihull’s Kim le Court claimed her first win of the 2015 season at the Carnival City Macsteel National Classic in Brakpan on Sunday.

Veteran cyclist Desray Sebregts scooped gold medals in the time-trial and road race at the South African national road championships in Mbombela, Mpumalanga, last week.

The South African Road and Time Trial Championships took place in Nelspruit this past weekend, on a circuit in and around around Mbombela Stadium.

Pietermaritzburg – Swedish National Champion Emil Lindgren has confirmed he will tackle Pietermaritzburg Mountain Bike Festival’s HC category cross country race in the hope of securing crucial UCI points ahead of next year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

With two weeks to go to the start of the 2015 ABSA Cape Epic, Kevin Evans and Max Knox (Biogen-Volcan) grabbed a confidence-boosting victory at the Garden Route 300 three-day stage race in the Knysna region of South Africa’s Western Cape province at the weekend.

The third stage of the 2016 Absa Cape Epic will be the 100th in the history of the race, and event founder Kevin Vermaak has promised something special for that day.

South Africa’s top Elite cross-country stars, and international riders too, will be looking to garner UCI category 1 points towards their Rio Olympics 2016 qualification at the first event of the 2015 Stihl SA MTB XCO Series, which takes place in Port Elizabeth on Saturday 28 February 2015, in partnership with East Cape MTB. Entries close at midnight tonight, Tuesday 24 February 2015.

Charles Stander, the father of late Olympic mountain biker Burry, suffered serious injuries during a group ride from the Burry Stander Bike Park in Umtentweni on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast on Saturday.

Previously, when sportsmen retired they turned their hands to coaching. Some even dabbled in selling fax machines and other now-defunct office equipment. Failing those rather dour retirement pastimes, there was always a golf day around the corner that required a bleary-eyed ex-Bok to announce at the first tee, or maybe even participate in a sponsored event while dreaming of glories past.

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Ariane Kleinhans continued her love affair with the mountains in Sabie as she won her fourth consecutive title at the Ashburton Sabie National Marathon this past weekend.

Cycling South Africa reports that a case of racism has been brought to its attention. The matter involved the rider Dusty Day who referred to fellow cyclist Luthando Kaka by the derogatory “K-word” during a road race on 15 February 2015.

Tension was rife in Grabouw on Sunday, 22 February 2015 when close to 800 eager sports enthusiasts lined up to partake in the multisport event of the year, the TOTALSPORTS XTERRA South African Championship presented by REHIDRAT® SPORT.

Over its 12 years of existence the National MTB series has grown into the biggest and most prestigious mountain bike race series in South Africa.  In 2015 the series took on a new title sponsor with Ashburton Investments taking over from MTN in the 7 round series.

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