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Slice of life: Reading, the balm to pain
Slice of life: Reading, the balm to pain
By the time we got to the town of Laingsburg in the Western Cape, I couldn’t bend my knee and had to go to hospital because it was so swollen....
Waste and Chemical Management
Waste and Chemical Management
South Africa’s landfills are nearly at full capacity. They are also a colossal waste of resources, with everything from old eggs to broken prams...
Organisers confirm death of third person at Cycle Tour
Organisers confirm death of third person at Cycle Tour
Cape Town Cycle Tour organisers have confirmed the death of a third person related to Sunday's race.
Uneasy Froome keen to extend Tour lead before TT
Uneasy Froome keen to extend Tour lead before TT
Chris Froome admitted on Monday he wouldn't feel serene during Saturday's time-trial in Marseille in the penultimate Tour de France stage unless he...
From team to tactics: It takes more than pedal power to win the Tour
From team to tactics: It takes more than pedal power to win the Tour
To win the Tour you have to be a top-class climber – there is no way around it. The last time a non-climber won the Tour was Spaniard Miguel...
The ghosts that accompany solo explorers
The ghosts that accompany solo explorers
No one in their right mind would go to a place where they induce a condition akin to schizophrenia, but it turns out this is what I have been doing....
Khayelitsha kids cycle to success
Khayelitsha kids cycle to success
On a grey patch of land in Khayelitsha, a few containers and a skeletal structure form the Velokhaya Life Cycling Academy. With the exception of a...
Six key stages call for a tour de force
Six key stages call for a tour de force
STAGE 3 Monday 6 July: Antwerp-Mur de Huy 159.5km
I was a Tim Noakes guinea pig
I was a Tim Noakes guinea pig
On a cold June morning, I handed my body to Tim Noakes’s laboratory. His team starved me and laced my evening water with stuff that caused me to become giddy and fall over my cat....
Africa sends first team to Tour de France
Africa sends first team to Tour de France
Africa's cyclists can have the same impact on the grand Tours as its runners had on Olympic tracks, the man behind the continent's first Tour de...
Tour de France organisers unveil 2015 route
Tour de France organisers unveil 2015 route
Wind, cobbles, punchy climbs, a handful of gruelling mountaintop finishes, almost no individual time trial... the Tour de France organisers have...
Riders race to the unmarked finish line
Riders race to the unmarked finish line
It's early morning and the sky is painted a dull, soft grey, contrasting with the darker grey of the mountain range that stretches along the...

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