Tour of South Africa organisers today announced that Cell C will be the Title Sponsor of the inaugural Tour of South Africa, the international professional cycle race which will take place in February this year. This much anticipated event which will be known as The Cell C Tour of South Africa 2011 is a UCI sanctioned 2.2 category, 8 day, 7 stage road race will start in Pretoria and finish in Paarl, with cyclists riding over 1200km in total.
Deon Swart, father of Carla Swart has said that he cannot blame the driver of the truck that killed his daughter for the accident, and would like to tell him that. This, following the death of his daughter under tragic circumstances on the Marquard road in the Free State. A very positive and mature approach to an incredibly sad moment for the Swart family.
“From the information at my disposal, it appears as if the driver did everything in his ability to try and avoid the accident,” Swart said from Atlanta in the United States.
Carla Swart, one of South Africa’s foremost cyclist has been killed after being hit by a truck while training in the Free State province on Wednesday morning. She was 23.
Swart represented South Africa at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi where she finished as the highest-placed SA rider in eighth position in the women’s road race.
With prize money totalling R100 000 in 2011, The Herald VW Cycle Tour will again set the benchmark as the Eastern Cape’s richest race, said race director Shane Bradfield.
The event, which takes place in Port Elizabeth on February 5 and 6, is the culmination of a festival of cycling in the Friendly City that includes the four-day South African Road Cycling Championships.
Floyd Landis has finally retired, saying that the battle to fix the sport’s drug-tainted image is “not my fight.” The disgraced Tour winner has caused quite a stir in the world of cycling in the past year.
Landis told ESPN.com on Monday that he “spent five years trying to get back to a place that I can never really go back to, and it’s causing more stress than is worth it.”
Matthew Goss seems to be the man to beat in ths years Your Down Under. He confirmed his overall victory pretensions by winning the opening stage of the Tour Down Under Tuesday ahead of sprint rival and reigning champion Andre Greipel.
With an almost perfect day in Cape Town, hundreds of enthusiastic cyclists turned up for the opening race of the PCL Summer League series. The Cape Cobra is a well known race and is considered as one of the toughest road races in the Western Cape. The 85km race started at Reddam House School in Constantia and took riders over some of the most challenging climbs along the Cape Peninsula.
To go one better will always be the greatest challenge in any sporting event.
David George (360life), who was all smiles on Saturday afternoon (15 January), had every reason to be satisfied with himself, because he had just won the MTN Attakwas ultra-marathon.