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Tissink powers to victory in Port Elizabeth

Ironman Raynard Tissink (Friendly City Cycles) showed his class when he powered away from a small group to win the fourth leg of the Beachfront Lodges Premier Cycling League that took place over 78 kilometres in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

Tissink, who had just returned from a six-week campaign in Europe, stopped the clock on 2:00:31. He was followed home by Toyota-Cycle Lab’s Antal Meiswinkel (2:00:56) and Mecer-NMMU’s Mark Murray (2:02:29).

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Scheffer a marked man in premier cycling league

Mecer-NMMU’s Ronnie Scheffer, who has won two of the last three bunch sprints, may just be the danger man in the fourth leg of the Beachfront Lodges Premier Cycling League in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

The race (held over three laps of 26 kilometres each) takes place on the same undulating 78-kilometre course in the Seaview-area that saw Scheffer win an uphill sprint to finish second behind lone winner Clinton Barrow, the national under 23 champion, last month.

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Students eye top step of the podium in PE

New kids on the cycling block, Mecer-NMMU, have set their sights on the top step of the podium at the South African Student (Ussa) Championships that starts in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.

Team captain Conrad Viljoen, a masters student in architecture, says the team will be participating in the blue ribbon event for only the fourth time in their relatively short history.

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Planet FitSmart flexes muscles in Port Elizabeth

Planet FitSmart’s first full year of business in Port Elizabeth is further proof that the South African health industry is taking to franchising like a duck to water.

According to club general manager, Egmont Pauls, the FitSmart owner-operated clubs have been the “guinea pigs” of the franchising process in the South African health sector and the experiment is paying dividends.

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Barrow shows his class in Port Elizabeth

National under 23 champion Clinton Barrow showed his class when he was declared the overall winner of the third leg of the Beachfront Lodges Premier Cycling League that took place in Port Elizabeth over the weekend.

The two-stage event consisted of a tough 78-kilometre road race on Saturday afternoon, followed by a flat, rain-drenched kermesse held over 45 minutes and two laps of a 1,8-km circuit on Sunday morning.

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Pressure on Muller to step up to the plate in PE

The pressure will be on in-form Jade Muller to continue Mecer-NMMU’s unbeaten run in the third leg of the Beachfront Lodges Premier Cycling League in Port Elizabeth this weekend.

Muller will probably assume the mantle of leadership after perennial winner Conrad Viljoen was not named in the final team for the two-stage event, which consists of a kermesse under lights at the Greenbushes Business Estate on Friday evening and a tough 78-kilometre road race at Seaview on Saturday afternoon.

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Minute of silence for PE's Trzebiatowsky

Easter Province Cycling (EPC) will hold a minute’s silence in memory of local cyclist Kim Trzebiatowsky, who was killed in a collision with a motor vehicle on Sunday, at their next event.

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Viljoen battles wind and rain to win again in PE

Mecer-NMMU’s Conrad Viljoen got the best of inclement weather and a three-man breakaway to win the second leg of the Beachfront Lodges Premier Cycling League in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

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Viljoen and Barrow ready for uphill battle in PE

South African U/23 champion Clinton Barrow will go head to head with local star Conrad Viljoen in the second leg of the Beachfront Lodges Premier Cycling League in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

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Viljoen solos to victory on windswept day

The province’s top climber, Conrad Viljoen, showed that he is also a man for the flat roads when he stormed away from a classy field to win the first leg of the Beachfront Lodges Premier Cycling League in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

The leader of the Mecer-NMMU team completed the 82 largely flat kilometres over five laps of the Butterfield circuit in 2hrs 05min 10sec.

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