Nic White has signed off on his professional cycling career with a breakaway win in the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge in Johannesburg.
White, who won the inaugural event in 1997, clocked 2:15.06 to win by 39 seconds from teammate Arran Brown, leading Team Medscheme to a cleansweep of the podium places.
Cherise Taylor (USN) topped off a dream month of November for her by winning the women’s race in today’s Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge. In day in which plenty of South African cycling history was made, Taylor certainly played her part. She became the first female cyclist to win both the road and mountain bike events that form part of the Momentum 94.7 Cycle Challenge weekend.
Reigning XTERRA World Champion Conrad Stoltz dominated the Momentum 94.7 MTB Challenge this past Saturday beating South Africa’s top XC mountain biker Burry Stander into second by two minutes.
The 50km route took Conrad just 1h42min but it was not all plain sailing.
A few years ago, Veronica Andreasson suffered an almost life-ending accident en route to the Swedish time trial championships. After a couple of difficult years, she’s back and fighting on the cobbles and climbs of the European circuit with the Lotto Ladies Team.
The Boland Bank Cycle Tour of the 1990s was a popular end of season sojourn for many of the world’s top professional cyclists after a hard year of racing on the unforgiving roads of Europe.
The 1995 edition was no different boasting a line up that included the mighty Spanish ONCE squad who, along with Team Telekom and TVM were expected to dominate the race and earn some easy money.
But a young Cape Town rider had other ideas and in a week-long tour that came down to the final sprint in Stellenbosch, a plucky Douglas Ryder riding for the Old Mutual SA National Team held on for a nail-biting victory over a classy field of professional and amateur riders alike.
A study by the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) has found no evidence to support Alberto Contador’s claim that contaminated meat was responsible for his positive doping test, a Spanish newspaper said Wednesday.
The Tour de France champion was provisionally suspended following a positive test for a tiny amount of clenbuterol, a banned weight loss/muscle-building drug.
To address the changing landscape of bicycle headsets, a group of leading headset manufacturers have collaborated to develop a standardized “language” for headset fitment. The new Standardized Headset Identification System (S.H.I.S.) creates a common language for describing modern bicycle headsets. The system provides comprehensive and scalable headset fitment information in a standard format; making it easier to communicate headset requirements based on frame and fork interfaces.
The African Continental Championships, which took place in Rwanda from November 9th to 14th, demonstrated the new power of cycling on the continent.
Five years after the inaugural African Championships in Egypt, the 2010 edition held in the Rwandan capital of Kigali welcomed twenty African Nations and saw new countries emerging as leaders. While Morocco and South Africa have always been the strongest contenders, this year two new nations made their mark: Eritrea and Ethiopia.