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Cycling

Cycling news, updates, events, results, reviews and unforgettable stories, from across the African continent.

Scaled-back 2020 KAP sani2c event dodges COVID-19, wet weather conditions to deliver “great race”.

DSV Pro Cycling’s Arno du Toit and Gert Heyns won the third and final stage of the KAP sani2c at Scottburgh Golf Club in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday (December 5), securing the overall crown in a time of 06:10:38. Amy McDougall and...

Africa’s WorldTour cycling team Qhubeka ASSOS continues resurgence with Aru signing

Cycling Team Qhubeka ASSOS has signed Italian Fabio Aru, a multiple Grand Tour stage-winner, to Africa’s only UCI-registered WorldTour team in 2021. Aru, 30, the 2015 Vuelta a Espana champion, finished second and third at the Giro d’Italia, in 2015 and 2014 respectively,...

Froome looks to new chapter after “love story” with Team Sky/ Ineos

It must feel like an eternity to Chris Froome since he first signed on as a young hopeful with Team Sky and went on to what a young kid growing up in Kenya would never have thought possible -...

Edo 2020 Sports Festival gets Dec.03 date

The severally postponed 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) originally meant to take place in March through April 2020 in Benin City, Edo State, now has new definitive dates. The new dates for the multiple sports competition tagged Edo 2020 is...

Froome out of Ineos’ Tour de France team

Team Ineos will not include four-times Tour de France winner Chris Froome in its team for the upcoming Tour de France, according to a statement by the team's general manager on Wednesday (August 19). In a statement posted on...

Top Kenyan mountain bike races postponed further

Two of Africa's most iconic mountain bike races, the Rift Valley Odyssey and the Mount Kenya Epik have suffered further delays, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organisers of the Mount Kenya Epic announced recently that the Epik was being postponed...

South African charity sports event goes virtual

A Community Chest event in South Africa has taken on a "virtual" life of its own this week with a variety of "ambassadors" - from entertainment to sports, the arts, fashion and business - running around apartments, pounding treadmills...

Virtual sports – cycling’s rise

Participatory virtual sports apps have gone all-in during the coronavirus pandemic. They have been marketing heavily and engaging with an ever-growing number of real-world events. As with delivery apps, virtual meetings apps, streaming sites and to a lesser extent...

Mount Kenya Epik 2020 cancelled

The Mount Kenya Epik, co-founded by legendary Kenya cyclist David Kinjah, has been cancelled for the year and the next race will be held in 2021, according to a press release from organisers. "Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organisers...

Cycling South Africa pitches for solo cycle training.

Cycling South Africa on Monday (April 27) said it had submitted a document to government in which it recommended that solo cycling for exercise be allowed under Level 4 lockdown regulations. The cycling body said in the statement that it...
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