Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
Geraint Thomas moved a step closer to claiming his first yellow jersey after the 17th stage of the Tour de France won by Nairo Quintana.
Louis Meintjes was top of the pile for South Africa as the Tour de France ended in Paris on Sunday.
Chris Froome wrapped up a fourth Tour de France success as his Sky team dominated the three-week race once again.
Briton Chris Froome secured his fourth Tour de France title at the end of the 21st and final stage won by Dylan Groenewegen in the streets of Paris.
Chris Froome's rivals would be well advised to work on their time trialling abilities if they want to win the Tour de France, says three-time champion Greg LeMond.
Romain Bardet revealed he'd been suffering from "fragile" health as he fought bravely to hold onto a podium finish at the Tour de France on Saturday.
Chris Froome all but secured a fourth Tour de France title by finishing third in Saturday's 20th stage time-trial in Marseille as Maciej Bodnar took the stage victory.
Chris Froome said he could only lose the Tour de France now on the eve of the decisive time-trial in Marseille.
Norway's Edvald Boasson Hagen took a short-cut to win the 19th stage of the Tour de France as Chris Froome edged closer to overall victory.
Vuelta e Espana chiefs will set-up "a committee of experts" to rule on whether or not it is sexist or even appropriate for podium girls to carry on kissing the winners.
Lucien Van Impe, the 1976 Tour de France winner, is in hospital recovering from a heart attack.
When Chris Froome rolled over the line on the Champs Elysees in Paris on Sunday to win his fourth Tour de France he took another step closer to greatness.
Chris Froome set his sights on a fifth TDF in 2018 which would move him alongside legends Eddy Merckx, Jacques Anquetil, Bernard Hinault and Miguel Indurain as a five-time winner.
Chris Froome will close on the Tour de France's greatest champions when he rides into Paris to clinch his fourth victory in cycling's most prestigious race.
Rigoberto Uran said his second place behind Chris Froome at the Tour de France had confirmed Colombia's status as a great cycling nation.
Chris Froome said it was an "honour" to be mentioned in the same breath as five-time Tour de France winners Eddy Merckx and Miguel Indurain.
There is hope! Frenchman Romain Bardet will tackle a 22.5km time-trial around Marseille on Saturday with the aspirations of an entire country on his shoulders.
Michael Matthews was so happy to be holding the sprinters' green jersey at the Tour de France that he even slept in at.
Chris Froome will tackle the home straight on Friday in his bid for a fourth Tour de France title.
Chris Froome may be sitting pretty in yellow and on the brink of winning a fourth Tour de France, but he remains frustrated by his inability to taste a stage victory this year.
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