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Butch James, Jade Gudzeit, John Smit

The Journeymen, by Oakley

| April 16th, 2014


Oakley’s ‘Journeymen’ is a story of three very different personalities fighting through one of the brutal mountain bike races in the world, the Absa Cap...


Local riders claim Mzansi success

| April 13th, 2014


The second Mzansi Tour powered by Cathsseta ended with a bang in Johannesburg on Saturday when HB Kruger of Bonitas Pro Cycling won the sprint at the Mzansi Criterium and...

Fouche wins in Vanderbijl...

Fouche triumphs for Bonitas

| April 11th, 2014


Herman Fouche became the third South African in three days to win Stage 3 of Mzansi Tour on the longest day, 201km from Bethlehem to Vanderbijlpark. The main break of the...

The Mzansi Tour heads through Golden Gate

The Mein Man makes it count

| April 10th, 2014


Louis Meintjes, the world champion silver medallist, was the king of the 154.4km queen stage of the 2014 Mzansi Tour, powered by Cathsseta, on Thursday when he won the se...

A little help to the boardroom

Corporate governance

| April 10th, 2014


In its second edition, the Lights by Linea executive corporate TOR was a resounding success. After having done a couple of races on the tarmac for the Lights by Linea tea...

MTN-Qhubeka's Jacques Janse van Rensburg wins the opening road stage of the Mzansi Tour

No surrender

| April 10th, 2014


Jacques Janse van Rensburg of Team MTN-Qhubeka showed no surrender on Surrender Hill on the first stage of the Mzansi Tour, powered by Cathsseta, on Wednesday as he storm...

Kristian House in Yellow

Yellow House at Mzansi Tour

| April 9th, 2014


Kristian House and his British Rapha Condor JLT team lit up on the first day of the Mzansi Tour on Tuesday, scorching up the 5km prologue around Emmarentia Dam in Johanne...

Mzansi Tour 2014

Mzansi puts cycling centre-stage

| April 7th, 2014


The Mzansi Tour, South Africa’s premier international stage road race, will start with the rolling thunder of a team time trial around Johannesburg on Tuesday morning. ...

Water Point 1. Still cheerful, captured by Vanessa Hayward.

Dear legs. Why?

| March 24th, 2014


Water Point 1. Still cheerful, captured by Vanessa Hayward. Today was fun. Not. We were due to ride 108km, but route adjustments – more on them later – bumped...

Ernst and Tim exit the Meerendal Manor House.

Short and sweet

| March 23rd, 2014


Ride editor Tim Brink is making an Absa Cape Epic comeback after a nine-year absence. He made this discovery a mere six days before the event. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....