Former Norwegian national champion Linn Torp turned mechanical problems into opportunity as she sprinted to her first podium finish in South Africa at the 97- kilometre MTN OFM Classic in Bloemfontein on Sunday.
The Team bizhub rider, who was stuck in top gear for the last 40 kilometres after snapping a gear cable, was sandwiched by MTN-Energade team-mates Robyn de Groot (first) and Marissa van der Merwe (third) on the finishing line.
Disgraced American cyclist Floyd Landis has finished fourth overall in New Zealand’s premier road Tour, the Tour of Southland. He ended the nine-stage race more than three minutes behind winner Hayden Roulston of New Zealand.
Just 1/1000th of a second secured Calder Stewart-Bike NZ cyclist Hayden Roulston his fourth PowerNet Tour of Southland title in Invercargill.
The stage was set for an epic cycling battle of the sexes when the ladies of Team bizhub challenged the boys of bidvest Wits Football Club to a three-hour charity spinnathon at Honeydew Toyota in Johannesburg on Friday (Nov 5) night.
Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong has set himself a new challenge with plans to compete for his first time in the gruelling Ironman World Championships in 2011.
In a video posted on EveryManTri.com, his coach Chris Carmichael said: “2011, [Lance Armstrong] will be here. He’s super psyched and I think he wants to do more than win his age group.”
Dare to do something different.
This, in short, is what Francois Theron (Garmin-adidas) decided that his cycling motto for 2011 will be.
Keep reading for an insight into the 2011 season plans for Francois Theron and Team Garmin Adidas.
Reinhardt Janse van Rensburg, MTN-Energade’s most prolific winner on the road for 2010, has competed in every one of the Super Classics, except in the OFM Classic that will take place on Sunday (7 November).
It is, therefore, not surprising that Janse van Rensburg readily admits that he has no idea of what to expect on Sunday.
“I think I can win, but I will have to rely on my teammates who had raced the MTN OFM Classic before to tell me when and what to do during the race.”