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The powerful KwaZulu-Natal based Time Freight eTeam will spearhead the challenge for a local winner of the women’s race at the aQuellé Tour Durban, with no fewer than five of the outfit entered to tackle the popular 105km road race on Sunday, 24 April.

Today's 56th edition of the Brabantse Pijl marked the conclusion of the 2016 Flanders classics and saw Czech national champion Petr Vakoc of Etixx-QuickStep take the win. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka had a rather quiet day, keeping the focus on the upcoming Ardennes classics.

Multiple former champion Lynette Burger Pieterse looks set to shelve her plans for a third title at the aQuellé Tour Durban cycle classic on Sunday 24 April after breaking her wrist in a freak accident on the weekend.

A new team on the block perhaps but they’re certainly no strangers to the South African Road Racing circuit or the aQuellé Tour Durban and as such the Darkhorse–AutoDen Racing team is relishing tackling this year’s edition of the 105km event on Sunday, 24 April.

Team RoadCover’s Bradley Potgieter underlined his sprinting prowess when he surged to victory in the 98km Emperors Palace Classic road race in Johannesburg on Sunday.

Team Darkhorse – AutoDen announced today they have acquired the services of Herman Fouche and Dennis van Niekerk for the remainder of the 2016 season. Fouche and van Niekerk join the team after a brief stint with Bestmed ASG.

Former women’s champion Catherine Williamson has set her sights on the mixed category title at this year’s Old Mutual joBerg2c international mountain bike race that starts on Friday.

While the pairing of Matthys Beukes and Gert Heyns might be untested in the heat of the KAP sani2c battle, they have set their sights on using the three day classic from 12-14 May to bounce back from a disappointing start to their stage racing year.

Take a serious mountain biking and trail run challenge for top notch professional athletes, add tough races for amateur sports lovers and finish with a dollop of family fun and you have the 2016 Husqvarna Classic Mid-Illovo MTB Challenge & Trail Run.

The final weekend of April offers a spectacular array of fantastic mountain bike races this year at the second annual Pietermaritzburg MTB Festival at Cascades MTB Park from 30 April to 2 May 2016. The schedule of events boasts all-important UCI races for Elites and Juniors, the South African National Marathon Masters 30+ Championship, Development races and clinics, as well as an Inter-schools Cross Country event, and the ever-growing Enduro discipline.

Participants in this year’s Old Mutual joBerg2c mountain bike race, which gets underway from Karan Beef near Heidelberg on the outskirts of Johannesburg on April 22, can expect a route that is designed to provide the best rider experience yet.

Defending champion Chris Wolhuter will line up for his title defence at the Liberty Winelands MTB Encounter with a new teammate.

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.

It was the turn of the younger riders to make strides and earn their stripes when they took to the 43.5-kilometre half-marathon route at the third round of the Ashburton Investments National MTB Series this year, which played host to the 2016 South African Mountain Bike Marathon Championships in Clarens, today.

Former Springbok and Sharks rugby player, Jeremy Thomson, is eager to race at Cascades MTB Park once again and hopes to feel the same excitement on the bike as he did in 2014 when he tackles the 2016 South African Mountain Bike Masters Marathon Championships on Sunday 1 May. The Championship event forms part of the three-day Pietermaritzburg MTB Festival, from 30 April to 2 May.

Cycling South Africa will be hosting a Junior Selection Race in conjunction with the 2016 UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, on 7-8 May.

The third round of the Stihl 2016 SA XCO Cup Series, which takes place at Wolwespruit Bike Park, will be hosted by City of Tshwane in Erasmuskloof, Pretoria on Saturday 26 March. Although the UCI Category 1 rating applies to Pro-Elites only, this does not stop the performance of the younger riders, as they all challenge each other for series points as well.

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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