MTB Champs at Oak Valley

South Africa’s top marathon mountain bikers are in for a treat when they fight for the national title with the 2018 South African Mountain Bike Marathon Championships being held at Oak Valley in Grabouw on Saturday July 14. Oak Valley has long been a firm favourite for Western Cape riders who make the short trek from Cape Town and surrounds to enjoy the sublime trails of one of the country’s top mountain biking venues. In his…

"MTB Champs at Oak Valley"

Muted finish to road champs

THE South African Road Championships wrapped up in Oudtshoorn on Sunday with the final 10 veteran age group road races. After the previous day’s excitement which saw Daryl Impey wrapping up the elite time trial and road race double, and Carla Oberholzer claiming the women’s road race title, the age group finale provided a somewhat muted finish to the championships. The closest finish of the day was in the women’s 45-49 age group where Jodi…

"Muted finish to road champs"

Daryl does the double

Daryl Impey finally picked up the title that has eluded him for so many years when he collected his eighth South African title by winning the 154km men’s road race at the South African Championships in Oudtshoorn on Saturday. And in the 120km women’s elite race, a solo break from Carla Oberholzer allowed her to cruise over the finish line and claim the title with a handy three-minute victory over a chasing bunch of seven…

"Daryl does the double"

Time for the big guns

The preliminaries are over, and Saturday sees the big guns come out to compete for the the men’s and women’s elite titles at the South African Road Cycling Championships in Oudtshoorn, . After four days of competition, two days for all the time trials and two for m ost of the age category road races, Saturday is the highlight of the championships with just six races, the men’s and women’s elite, U23s and junior classes.…

"Time for the big guns"

SA Champs’ road races start

THE third day of the South African Road Championships in Oudtshoorn on Thursday saw the first road races taking place, including all the para cycling events. Among the winners was Paralympian Goldy Fuchs who beat Gerhard Viljoen by just less than two minutes in the T2 class to double up and gain his second victory of the championships after winning the time trial on Tuesday. Other winners included Oswald Kydd in the C2 category and…

"SA Champs’ road races start"

Six in a row for Impey

Daryl Impey collected his seventh South African Time Trial Championship title and his sixth in a row when he decimated the elite field at the national championships in Oudtshoorn on Wednesday. The Team Mitchelton–Scott rider was in a class of his own as he cruised around the three-lap, 43,8km course in a time of 52 minutes and 37,9 seconds, beating Dimension Data’s Ryan Gibbons by well over two minutes, with Rohan du Plooy a distant…

"Six in a row for Impey"

SA Road Champs start

Savanah Olivier started the 2018 South African road cycling champs when she was the first rider to set off on the eight kilometre course of the under 11 girls race in Oudtshoorn at 8am on Tuesday. Full Results for all age groups And it was Danel de Jager who won the first medal of the championships when she beat Jana van der Walt and Olivier into second and third in that first event. The under…

"SA Road Champs start"

Busy February kicks off

JUST three days into February and already big things are happening with an action-packed couple of months ahead for us cycling fans. Last week the team for the Commonwealth Games (see below) was announced with no less than 18 cyclists included, but there is plenty to keep us entertained before they compete in mid-April at the Gold Coast in Australia. Today in Stellenbosch the first leg of the SA Cup Series (preview below) takes place…

"Busy February kicks off"

Action-packed 2018 for SA riders

Cycling South Africa this week confirmed all the calendar dates and provinces that will be hosting the South African National Championship events for 2018. For a list of all CSA events, as well as all CSA-sanctioned stage and one-day races go to the www.OnYourBike.bike calendar page. What should be the highlight of the SA racing calendar, the SA National Road Championships, will be hosted by Western Cape Cycling with the support of Eden Cycling, and…

"Action-packed 2018 for SA riders"