Cape Argus Cycle Tour 2012

South Africa’s Cape Argus Pick ‘n Pay Cycle Tour, the world’s largest individually timed cycle race, sees over 35 000 cyclists tackling a 109km route around Cape Town that is as spectacular as it is grueling. It’s our country’s biggest one-day sporting event and is fast becoming a major international draw card. I was up earlier than usual to capture the front runners cycling through picturesque Camps Bay.

 

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Comments

  1. Where is Martin? :-)

  2. Beautiful race, and very cool pics!
    I was also at Camps Bay – but muuuuch later – watching the jolly riders in the afternoon.

  3. Thank you for doing a post on cycling and capturing the action so well! I’ve been a cyclist all of my life and am addicted to the imagery of cycling both still and moving. Great subject and work!

  4. fantastic…

  5. I am myself a keen amateur cyclist. Nice-looking photos.

  6. Lotto Results says:

    Great pictures! Congratulations on being freshly pressed.

  7. Stunning! Must be an amazing ride through that area.

  8. Coming from CT you have captured the exact beauty in your photography, you make me miss home! Keep it up.

  9. Interesting post. Thank you to share with us
    lys

  10. Beautiful pictures! Looks like a great place to hold a race.

  11. Love the picture of the little girl most. I’ve lived in CPT for three years and a bit now, and still haven’t grabbed the courage to attempt the Argus.

  12. Reblogged this on 8BIT.

  13. Optimus the Ninja says:

    Stunning! I am South African and it’s nice to see some beautiful pictures of my country (compared to the poverty usually portrayed by the media).

  14. Looks like an amazing place to ride. Wish I could go there soon, looks like a really beautiful place.

  15. Nice pics! :) Thanks for sharing. :)

  16. George Weaver says:

    Ah, what majestic photographs. My favorites are the black and white ones of the girl in the street and the bike shadows. The others are wonderful, of course. I enjoyed the slideshow! Thank you.

    • Thanks George, I really appreciate your feedback. The girl in the street is my daughter and favorite subject)) If you like the pics, please have a look at my other posts, thanks

  17. aleksledocteur says:

    Why you don’t have LIKE button. I love road cycling.

  18. I am also a cyclist but I am using a mountain bike. It is my long dream to have racer bike. My bike has also a cleat pedals and of course I am using a cycling shoes for cleat pedals.

  19. that lil girl there, she’s too cute!
    Wish I could learn and do cycling someday!

  20. Great photos! Hope the heart was not too severe for the race!

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  21. It is my long dream to have racer bike. My bike has also a cleat pedals and of course I am using a cycling shoes for cleat pedals.

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