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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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In-form Viljoen still favoured on sprinters' circuit

The opening leg of the Beachfront Lodges Premier Cycling League in Port Elizabeth on Saturday will suit Walmer Club’s veteran sprinter Wayne Pheiffer down to the ground.

Cycling expert Theo von Ruben said yesterday that the five-lap, 82-kilometre largely flat Butterfield circuit was tailor-made for a bunch finish and that it would suit wily sprinters like the former Bok star.

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Viljoen bags three golds at EP cycling champs

Conrad Viljoen bulldozed his rivals to bag all three titles at the Eastern Province elite road cycling championships at Cows Corner in Port Elizabeth over the weekend.

The 24-year-old team leader of the Mecer-NMMU squad started his winning sequence with a dominant performance in the 40km time-trial on Friday morning, blitzing the wind-swept course on Old Cape Road in 53 minutes 47 seconds.

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Team-mates set to dominate EP champs

Team-mates Conrad Viljoen and Jade Muller are set to become adversaries when they line up as favourites for the elite title in the Eastern Province road cycling championships over 138 kilometres in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.

Viljoen (24) and Muller (22), who rides for Mecer-NMMU, returned from Mpumalanga this week where they placed third in the mountainous four-day Panorama tour, which is based on a two-man team format.

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Metro eye major sporting events to promote PE

Major sporting events are quickly becoming one of the metro’s favourite tools to brand the city nationally and internationally.

This was again evident when deputy mayor Bicks Ndoni confirmed that council would be doubling their financial backing of next year’s MTN Nelson Mandela Bay Splash Festival.

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Metro to double financial backing of Splash Festival

The metro gave the organisers of the MTN Nelson Mandela Bay Splash Festival a vote of confidence when they announced on Monday that they would double their financial backing of next year’s event.

The 19th edition, which returned to its traditional home at Hobie Beach in Port Elizabeth this year, ran from Easter Friday to Monday.

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Upset volleyball win for Capetonians

Cape Town’s Freedom Chiya and Grant Goldschmidt ignored the form book and blustery conditions to win the Eastern Province Open beach volleyball tournament – the biggest in the country – at the MTN Nelson Mandela Bay Splash Festival in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.

They beat the country’s number one pairing of Adrian Strydom (Cape Town) and Grant Viljoen (Johannesburg) in a closely contested final by two sets to zero. The final score was 21-15, 21-15.

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Splash Festival set for record numbers

Hundreds of thousands of festivalgoers took advantage of near-perfect weather conditions to pack out the first two days of the MTN Nelson Mandela Bay Splash Festival at Hobie Beach on Easter Friday and Saturday.

Despite overnight rain, Port Elizabeth’s traditional watersport family festival got off to a rollicking start.

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Favourites on track for top beach volleyball title

South Africa’s top-ranked team marched effortlessly through the pool stages to stay on track for the East Cape Open beach volleyball title on the second day of the MTN Nelson Mandela Bay Splash Festival in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

The duo – Adrian Strydom (Cape Town) and Grant Viljoen (Johannesburg) – won all three of their pool matches to finish top of Pool A in what is considered the country’s biggest tournament.

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