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Cycle Nation Team Manager, Lincoln King will be bringing five riders from Gauteng-based development team, Proud Beginners, to take part in the KZN Summer Series for Men, which takes place in Pietermaritzburg on 25 and 26 March 2017.

After the excitement of the Cape Town Cycle Tour, cycling enthusiasts from around the country are now setting their sights on the aQuellé Tour Durban, presented by Bridge Fund Managers on Sunday 30 April.

Excessive winds in the Boland region caused stage four of the Bestmed Tour of Good Hope to be cancelled shortly after the start from La Paris Estate near Paarl today.

Sunday 19 January saw Cashandra Slingerland take on the Ride for Sight 116km Classic with her Cycle Nation Women’s Team starting at the Boksburg Stadium.

Germany’s Charlotte Becker celebrated with a whoop and a holler as she won the UCI 1.1 women’s race at the 20th edition of the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge at the Riversands Commercial Park on Sunday.

Brandon Davids is hoping his win in Sunday’s 20 edition of the Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge will be the catalyst that will propel him into racing on the World Tour in the next few years.

Like the arrival of the summer rains, the province of KwaZulu-Natal will soon welcome with open arms the teams taking part in the inaugural KZN Summer Series on Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 November 2016. Local team, Cycle Nation Women’s Team, will be one of the teams taking part in the series, and team manager Lincoln King says that this is a huge step for women’s cycling in the country.

The inaugural KZN Summer Series, in conjunction with the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sport and Recreation and Msunduzi Municipality, will see some of the world’s greatest women’s cycling teams compete in two separate UCI 1.2 women-only races on Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 November 2016. International team, Bizkaia-Durango will be one of those teams taking part, with a special link to South Africa already.

RoadCover professional Willie Smit broke away on the Hekpoort climb to solo to an impressive victory in the Bestmed Satellite Classic 106km road cycling race at Saloon Route 66 near Hartbeespoort Dam in North West today.

RoadCover professional Willie Smit has identified the Hekpoort climb as a critical stage to push for victory when the Bestmed Satellite Classic road cycling race takes place near Hartbeespoort Dam in North West on October 22.

 

Today Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will be racing the UCI 1.1 Paris-Bourges. The 190km French event starts in Gien and ends in Bourges after meandering its way through the countryside of Cher.

Providing a premium experience for the riders is at the heart of the Bestmed Satellite Classic road race and there will be tangible evidence of that this year with an improved starting and finishing area.

The ladies started the 104km Pennypinchers Cape Town Cycle Tour qualifier race with the men in the Open Licensed Group on a very sunny, beautiful and windless morning. The race immediately started with a very high pace and the bunch was broken into smaller groups within the first 5 kilometers of the race on the Cango Caves road as Telkom, Giant and Aurecon riders set a very hard pace.

The 2016 UCI World Tour reaches its conclusion this weekend with the final monument of the season, Il Lombardia taking place on Saturday. Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will be lining up at the 'Race of the Falling Leaves' for the 2nd time in our African Teams history after a debut appearance in 2013.

Tomorrow Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka will start the Tre Valli Varesine, our penultimate Italian one-day race of the season. The UCI 1.HC event starts in the city of Saronno and will finish after 193km in Varese.

Edvald Boasson Hagen won an epic final stage of the Eneco Tour. Our Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka rider was able to beat his 2 final breakaway companions to the line in Geraardsbergen, Niki Terpstra (Etixx-Quickstep) and Oliver Naesen (IAM Cycling) respectively. Terpstra secured the overall title after Rohan Dennis (BMC) crashed and lost a significant amount of time.

Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio continued her fine run of form, finishing on the podium in Giro dell'Emilia Internazionale Donne Elite on Saturday. This comes after the South African won two stages and the overall in Giro della Toscana.

The Italian one-day racing continues this weekend as our Team Dimension Data for riders will take on the Giro dell Emillia on Saturday and the GP Beghelli on Sunday. Both events carry a UCI 1.HC ranking and so good quality fields will be on show to deliver some exciting racing.

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.

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