The race organisers of the Liberty Winelands Encounter are preparing for a late surge of entries ahead of today's closing date for riders wishing to compete in the Western Cape event.

Gustav Basson won the battle of the sprinters on the second stage of the Takealot Tour of Good Hope, which finished at the Boland Landbouskool just outside Paarl today.

The Takealot Tour of Good Hope road race will throw its weight behind the Olive Children’s Foundation this year, using its status to raise awareness of young children who suffer from rare and life-threatening diseases.

For two decades the Takealot Berge & Dale has been a must-do event on South Africa’s road cycling calendar and this year’s 20th edition on February 23 promises to be no different. Under new sponsors in and with a new venue in Silverstar Casino, race organisers ASG Events are anticipating a surge of interest before entries close on February 13 for the race in Krugersdorp on the West Rand.