News & Media

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Name change reflects iconic status of South Africa’s favourite cycle tour

Name change reflects iconic status of South Africa’s favourite cycle tour

Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The Cape Argus Pick n Pay Momentum Cycle Tour was officially renamed the Cape Town Cycle Tour at a launch event held in downtown Cape Town this evening.

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HotChillee's ALPINE CHALLENGE entries open 24 September 2014

Tuesday 23rd September 2014

Entries for HotChillee's Alpine Challenge 2015, taking place on 9th to 13th September 2015, open at 14:00 BST on 24th September 2014 with the Early Bird entries. At 14:00 BST the following day entries will open to the general public.

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HotChillee's ALPINE CHALLENGE was the toughest yet. "Beauty and the Beast"

Tuesday 9th September 2014

The fifth edition of HotChillee’s ALPINE CHALLENGE finished this weekend in the Alps in glorious weather conditions, the best according to locals, of the entire summer. Based out of the beautiful lakeside town of Annecy there couldn’t have been more of a contrast between the peaceful setting and the brutal parcours.

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ALPINE CHALLENGE 2014 - Stage 3 Report

ALPINE CHALLENGE 2014 - Stage 3 Report

Sunday 7th September 2014

Riders were greeted with a spectacular morning in Annecy. The finish of the red times section was the top of the Col de la Croix Fry. There was a battle on the steep lower slopes between Dave Dent, Magnus Backstedt and Paul Vine.

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ALPINE CHALLENGE Stage 2 Report

ALPINE CHALLENGE Stage 2 Report

Saturday 6th September 2014

After a very tough first day, there was a lot of anticipation for Stage 2. The long drag from Annecy to the base of Col des Aravis softened some already tired legs and this time it was Magnus Backstedt and Dave Dent in an early break who held on to the top with Magnus just pipping David on the line but effectively not making up any time, thus Dave Dent retains the Giro Cycles Leaders Jersey.

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ALPINE CHALLENGE Prologue and Stage 1

ALPINE CHALLENGE Prologue and Stage 1

Thursday 4th September 2014

The prologue took place in the early morning Annecy sunshine with most new riders surprised at the brutal intensity of Forclaz climb. Magnus Backstedt took the G!RO Cycles Leaders Jersey as he powered up the climb in an amazing 26min14. The actual best time was posted by local Siffointe Morgan in 26min00, but as he was only riding the day as a guest, his times do not count. In the womens category, previous Alpine Challenge Jersey winner Kelli Bayliss was back with a vengeance to take the prologue from Meg Backstedt and Tamala McGee.

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HotChillee's ALPINE CHALLENGE kicks off with Magnus Backstedt and Stephen Roche

Wednesday 3rd September 2014

On Thursday 4th September, four seeded pelotons will gather in Annecy in the French Alps for an end-of-season, four stage Alpine road cycling challenge, pushing themselves mentally and physically along the 356kms of mountainous cycling with leg-burning climbing totalling almost 8,000 metres.

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Riding the Cape Rouleur: In the saddle in South Africa - Kevin Rushby, The Guardian

Riding the Cape Rouleur: In the saddle in South Africa - Kevin Rushby, The Guardian

Monday 30th June 2014

At a pro-style cycling event near Cape Town, Kevin Rushby hopes closed roads and full support team will see him ride like one of the Tour de France stars.

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HotChillee's LONDON-PARIS Stage Final Results

Monday 30th June 2014

Results of HotChillee's LONDON-PARIS 170km 2nd stage today from Calais to Amiens. Dean Downing wrestled the 36ONE pro yellow jersey from NFTO team mate Greg Mansell with a neat breakaway on his own. Conditions were pleasant whereas in the two previous years the second stage had become know as a monster because of the strong cross winds.

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HotChillee’s LONDON-PARIS Stage 2 Results

HotChillee’s LONDON-PARIS Stage 2 Results

Saturday 28th June 2014

Results of HotChillee's LONDON-PARIS 170km 2nd stage today from Calais to Amiens. Dean Downing wrestled the 36ONE pro yellow jersey from NFTO team mate Greg Mansell with a neat breakaway on his own. Conditions were pleasant whereas in the two previous years the second stage had become know as a monster because of the strong cross winds.

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