Battistella safeguards yellow, Hendricks claims Stage 4

Clint Hendricks (ProTouch Continental) snuck up on Hendrik Kruger (Alfa Bodyworks Giant) and pipped him on the line to claim the fourth and final stage of the Tour de Limpopo in a time of two hours 51 minutes and 41 seconds at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane on 18 May 2019. The victory was almost Kruger’s, who raised his arms early in anticipation of his achievement, only for Hendricks to clinch it away on the finish line. This results in Kruger accepting second place while Jason Oosthuizen (TEG Continental) rounded out the podium in the five-man sprint. For the General Classification contention, Team Dimension Data Continental safely guarded their key man, the multiple jersey holder Samuele Battistella, to secure the overall GC victory.

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Dimension Data strikes as Battistella crests the ’Coach

Italian Samuele Battistella conquered the Old Coach Road on Mount Agatha today after 103 kilometres on the road to secure the second victory in two days for Team Dimension Data Continental when he crossed the finish line in a time of two hours 32 minutes and 26 seconds. Kent Main (ProTouch Continental) and Rwanda’s Eric Manizabayo (Benediction Excel Energy) finished a close second and third respectively.

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Brown makes his move in Tzaneen

Starting the stage in the King of the Mountain jersey, Team Dimension Data Continental’s Connor Brown (RSA) made his move to stay ahead of the pack on the 96-kilometre Tour de Limpopo Stage 2 and secure the stage victory in a time of  two hours 16 minutes and 46 seconds. ProTouch Continental’s Clint Hendricks (RSA) and Brown’s teammate Alexander Konychev (ITA) finished in second and third places respectively. Nineteen domestic and international cycling teams are competing for top honours over the four-day UCI Africa Tour 2.2 stage race taking place in the province from 14-18 May.

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Defending champ Basson takes opening stage

Defending champion Gustav Basson (TEG Continental) rode a smart race to clinch the opening 180-kilometre stage of the Tour de Limpopo when he crossed the line in three hours 57 minutes and 10 seconds. Team Dimension Data Continental’s Alexander Konychev (ITA) and Officeguru Racing’s Marc Pritzen (RSA) finished in second and third places respectively to round out the podium. Nineteen domestic and international cycling teams are competing for top honours over the four-day UCI Africa Tour 2.2 stage race taking place in the province from 14-18 May.

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It’s ALL GO at the Tour de Limpopo

The 2019 edition of the Tour de Limpopo kicks off this morning from Warmbaths, A Forever Resort, in Bela Bela, at 09:00. With the registration and team introduction behind us, all teams are focused and ready to tackle the 181-kilometre route along the R101 to Polokwane. Nineteen domestic and international cycling teams will be competing for top honours over the four-day UCI Africa Tour 2.2 stage race taking place in the province from 14-18 May.

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Timeless and unspoilt Mopani region

It’s no secret that South Africa is well known for its diversity and in the province of Limpopo, the variety of tourist attractions and experiences is in abundance. Competitors, their teams, and their families and supporters will experience the diversity first-hand when they visit the area for the second annual UCI Africa Tour 2.2 stage race – the Tour de Limpopo – from 14-18 May 2019.

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The great outdoors awaits in the Waterberg Tourism Region

When you think of Limpopo, images of relaxation, adventure, and the bushveld come to mind. Filled with a number of tourist destinations to see, hear, smell, taste and touch the best of what South Africa has to offer, it is fitting that the province is hosting the second annual UCI Africa Tour 2.2 stage race – the Tour de Limpopo – from 14-18 May 2019.

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More roads for cycling tour to cover in Limpopo

There are more roads to cover in the 2019 edition of the Tour de Limpopo, which kicks off in Bela Bela this year on Wednesday 15 May as a new destination on the race’s map. The additional route stop affirms the Limpopo Tourism Agency’s slogan of “More to Enjoy” as cycling teams and their support crew, spectators and fans alike experience more of what the province has to offer.

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Bela Bela to welcome 2019 edition of Tour de Limpopo

The inaugural Tour De Limpopo saw a collaboration between the Limpopo Tourism Agency and Cycling South Africa, showcasing the diversity of the Limpopo Province as a premier cycling destination. The 2018 event attracted 18 international professional cycling teams and produced some of the most amazing views of the Greater Letaba district and the Magoebaskloof.

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BCX dominate final Limpopo stage podium, Basson retains yellow

Steven van Heerden (Team BCX) rode aggressively to claim the fourth and final 116-kilometre stage of the Tour de Limpopo from Tzaneen to Polokwane on Thursday, leaving nothing to chance. Not only did he drive his team home, but his team delivered second and third place as well to seize the podium positions at the Peter Mokaba Stadium, with Marc Pritzen and David Maree finishing second and third respectively.

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ProTouch Sports edge TTT win in Tzaneen

Teamwork was key for the Team Time Trial with ProTouch Sports claiming the victory along the 28.6-kilometre course in and around Tzaneen to mark Stage 3 of the Tour de Limpopo on Wednesday. With the fastest four riders to count when crossing the line, team members supporting those at the top-end of the race had their work cut out for them to protect their leaders’ positions in this exciting discipline of cycle racing.

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Basson clinches Limpopo’s opening stage, Hendricks in yellow

In a crazy and ferocious bunch sprint with the peloton closing in on a breakaway group, it was ProTouch Sports’ Gustav Basson who edged his wheel in front to clinch the victory on the opening 96.6-kilometre stage of the Tour de Limpopo from Polokwane to Tzaneen on Monday. Due to points accumulated during the stage, 2018 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Clint Hendricks (Team BCX) donned the yellow jersey and holds the top spot in the General Classification going into tomorrow’s stage two.

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Luxurious, laid-back Limpopo

Lying north of Gauteng, the economic hub of South Africa, is the luscious lovely province of Limpopo, the fifth largest province in this beautiful country. Limpopo offers a welcome relief away from the hustle and bustle of high rise buildings and congested highways.

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