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    Tyre pressure plays an important role in ensuring you drive safely and efficiently
    Underinflated tyres increase the likelihood of a serious accident, incur a higher level of wear and increase fuel consumption
    Check your tyre pressure at regular intervals to ensure your safety while travelling
    Follow Continental’s important driving and vehicle safety tips as we strive...

    Tyre Talk 7 - 18 Dec 20

    Tyre pressure plays an important role in ensuring your vehicle’s overall safety performance, handling, comfort and fuel efficiency when driving – and has a direct correlation to the longevity of the tyres.

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    Commercial and passenger vehicles are a major contributor to the production of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide (CO2)
    In line with the Paris Agreement on climate action, numerous governments and companies have committed to significantly reduce CO2 emissions by 2030
    The rolling resistance of a tyre is one of the main factors impacting fuel consumption and the...

    Tyre Talk 6 - 14 Dec 20

    In a single year, almost four-billion metric tons of goods are transported across Germany, where Continental’s headquarters are based. Some 85-percent of this freight is carried by trucks, with commercial and passenger vehicles combined emitting around 40-million tons of greenhouse carbon dioxide (CO2) per year.

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    The lifespan of a tyre is determined by a wide variety of factors, including driving style, load, speed, road conditions and climate
    Regular tyre inspection and maintenance are key to increasing the longevity of your tyres, including checking wheel alignment, maintaining the correct pressures, and inspecting the tyres for uneven wear and damage
    Tyres should be safely stored...

    Tyre Talk 5 - 8 Dec 20

    Continental designs, develops and manufactures its tyres to provide thousands of kilometres of excellent service, but conditions vary widely according to the vehicle and its application, individual driving style and prevailing road conditions – all of which impacts the longevity of a tyre.

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    Information on tyre sidewall indicates size and performance parameters
    Includes speed rating, load index and SSR or runflat designation if applicable
    Legal tread depth limit is 1.6 mm for tyres with tread depth indicators, or 1 mm for tyres without tread depth indicator

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 27 November 2020 – Interpreting and understanding the detailed...

    Tyre Talk 4 - 27 Nov 20

    Interpreting and understanding the detailed information on the sidewall of your vehicle’s tyres is important in helping you identify the right tyre and operating parameters for your car – an important consideration to achieve the best balance of tyre performance for acceleration, braking and cornering, as well as ride comfort, noise, rolling resistance, mileage and load capacity.

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    All passenger, light commercial and 4x4 tyres use a radial tyre construction, but the tyre’s construction, tread pattern and performance characteristics vary according to application
    There’s no one-size-fits-all solution – tyres are designed to fulfil a wide range of contrasting requirements, such as wet and dry grip, rolling resistance and mileage
    Continental produces an...

    Tyre Talk 3 - 20 Nov 20

    As the physical link between a vehicle and the ground, tyres take on the full wheel load of a vehicle – when pulling off and braking they deliver the requisite grip, and when cornering they provide lateral guidance.

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    A tyre is a complex combination of components made from numerous ingredients: natural rubber, synthetic rubber, textiles, steel wire and steel cord
    Manufacturing process involves sourcing of materials, production of compounds, manufacturing of components, building the tyre and vulcanisation
    Each stage of production is subjected to strict quality controls, including visual...

    Tyre Talk 2 - 13 Nov 20

    The tyre is a complex combination of components made from numerous ingredients. But how do we get from the rubber tree to the road? Tyre production consists of six key stages in the manufacturing process: sourcing of materials, production of compounds, manufacturing of components, building the tyre, vulcanisation and, finally, quality control.

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    Tyres are the critical point of contact between your vehicle and the road
    The development of a tyre is a process of resolving conflicting interests of wet and dry grip, durability, noise and rolling resistance
    All Continental tyres undergo rigorous testing at its Contidrom facility in Germany before being put into production

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 6 November 2020...

    Tyre Talk 1 - 6 Nov 20

    Tyres are the critical point of contact between your car and the road, and are responsible for transmitting the vehicle’s acceleration, braking and steering inputs to the road surface.

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    New racing series generates more attention for the planet
    All races will be broadcasted live online and on TV worldwide
    Continental is the exclusive tyre supplier for the entire series

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 20 October 2020 – Continental is a founding partner and, as of 2021, the premium sponsor of the Extreme E series. The technology company will equip all...

    Continental is a founding partner and, as of 2021, the premium sponsor of the Extreme E series.

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    Series kicks off in spring 2021, travels around the world to five remote locations
    Continental a founding partner and exclusive tyre supplier, providing special-purpose tyres for the ODYSSEY 21 electric racers
    Formula 1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton launches his own team: X44

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 14 October 2020 – The innovative new Extreme E all-electric...

    The innovative new Extreme E all-electric off-road racing series is scheduled to make its much-anticipated debut in March 2021, and Continental is proudly a founding partner, premium sponsor and the exclusive tyre supplier to the global championship which was recently officially granted status as an FIA International Series.

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    Replacement businesses for passenger and truck tyres merged
    New organisation is primarily structured according to customer group
    Objectives: Further increase in customer centricity and further development of innovative products, services, and digital solutions

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 9 October 2020 – Tyre manufacturer and technology company Continental has...

    Tyre manufacturer and technology company Continental has reorganised the passenger and truck tyres replacement businesses in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) under the leadership of Philipp von Hirschheydt, former head of the passenger tyres replacement business in the EMEA region.

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    Claus Petschick heads new Sustainability department at Continental’s Tire division in Germany – Q&A regarding sustainability program, Tour de France and dandelion as eco-friendly source of natural rubber
    Sustainable management is an integral part of “Vision 2030” strategy program
    Consistent research and development in new technologies, alternative materials, and...

    For many years, Continental’s Tire business area has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the area of sustainability and has now bundled all activities and projects in a newly created department under the leadership of Claus Petschick as part of its “Vision 2030” strategy program.

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    Dryland Event Management is proud to announce that Anderson Transport and General Tire have extended their partnership. The transport firm has renewed their long-term relationship, with the aim of further developing women’s mountain biking in particular. While the locally produced Brand of Continental Tyre SA, will continue to showcase their robust and durable General Tires on...

    MTB Support - 5 Oct 20

    Dryland Event Management is proud to announce that Anderson Transport and General Tire have extended their partnership. The transport firm has renewed their long-term relationship, with the aim of further developing women’s mountain biking in particular.

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    Delighted spectators and high global engagement rate
    Six teams on advanced technology from Continental
    PremiumContact 6 tyres deliver safety and precise handling for support vehicles – Q&A with tyre development engineer Andreas Schlenke

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 30 September 2020 – A common focus on both car tyres and bicycle tyres – at this year's Tour of...

    A common focus on both car tyres and bicycle tyres – at this year's Tour of France, the Continental brand, in its dual function as a supplier and one of the five main sponsors, attracted the highest media attention worldwide.

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    Continental picks up its 12th Diamond Arrow Award for business excellence as one of South Africa’s leading tyre manufacturers
    Results based on’s annual regional survey of the Eastern Cape, focusing on economic growth and development, management expertise, governance and innovation
    CSR award acknowledges Continental Tyre SA’s commitment to the community by...

    Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) has once again emerged victorious at the annual awards, earning its 12th consecutive Diamond Arrow Award in the category for Tyre Manufacturers.

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    Your car is the most trustworthy means of transport during the coronavirus crisis
    Tyres, battery, fluid levels, windscreen wipers and lights – a thorough check will prevent unpleasant surprises
    Useful tips for inspections and repairs, plus revised warranty conditions

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 10 September 2020 – Keep your distance and avoid unnecessary contact –...

    Keep your distance and avoid unnecessary contact – that’s the most important motto in times of coronavirus.

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    Continental is supplying six teams in this year’s 107th edition of the Tour de France
    Eight out of 10 Tours in the last decade have been won on Continental tyres
    Continental is a Main Partner of the Tour de France until 2022. All official Tour vehicles are fitted with Continental PremiumContact 6 tyres

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 3 September 2020 – Over recent years,...

    Over recent years, Continental has become synonymous with success in the Tour de France. The winners of the last three editions of the race have crossed the finish line on tyres hand-made at the Continental plant in Korbach.

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    Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) has supported the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber’s Ubuntu COVID-19 Fund
    The fund provides local healthcare facilities with essential equipment to combat the COVID-19 pandemic
    CTSA contributed R250 000 to the initiative to procure over 33 000 gowns, masks and gloves for frontline workers, and donated 100 blankets for homeless...

    Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) has answered the call from the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber (NMBBC) to support its Ubuntu COVID-19 Fund, which provides valuable protection and support to frontline staff in Nelson Mandela Bay healthcare facilities.

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    Continental Tyre joined the Youth Employment Service (YES) in 2019 to help provide learning and employment opportunities for young people
    Learners gain experience and knowledge in various aspects of the tyre industry, which improves their prospects of finding jobs
    Continental Tyre SA and BestDrive also have their own Learnership Programme, with four graduates having gained...

    Unemployment is one the biggest crises faced by South Africans today, and the youth are particularly hard hit due to a lack of suitable qualifications, skills or work experience which hamper their ability to secure employment.

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    Red Dot Design Award for Urban Taraxagum – bicycle tyres made from dandelion rubber
    Magazine “Focus E-Bike” distinguishes Urban Taraxagum in the “Sustainability & Green” category
    Continental’s long-term Taraxagum project aims to use natural rubber from dandelion plants for production of two-wheel, passenger car and commercial vehicle tyres

    PORT ELIZABETH, South...

    The Urban Taraxagum bicycle tyre from Continental is impressive on two fronts: the tyre made from dandelion rubber has won the prestigious Red Dot Design award, and was recently awarded the E-Bike Design & Innovation Award in the Sustainability & Green category by the magazine Focus E-Bike (, March 21, 2020).

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    Running is the top trend sport during the coronavirus crisis
    10 tips from Continental for healthy jogging, issued in cooperation with sports physicians
    Good running shoes are essential – like models with the high-grip “Continental sole”

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 20 May 2020 – Amateur joggers in colourful outfits are normally a familiar sight in parks and forests, as...

    Amateur joggers in colourful outfits are normally a familiar sight in parks and forests, as well as on city sidewalks.

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    Continental ranked as one of the top companies in motor vehicle parts category by Fortune magazine for the fourth time in a row
    Recognised for excellence in innovation, social responsibility, product and service quality, people management and global competitiveness
    Continental Tyre South Africa recently certified as a Top Employer for a third consecutive year


    For the fourth year in a row, Continental has been named by Fortune Magazine as one of the ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’, making it one of only two tyre companies to make the prestigious list in 2020.

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    Continental-branded fan belts and multi-V belts are designed to stringent global standards
    Products are manufactured at the ISO-certified and Continental Sonepat plant in India
    Accelerated pulley tests prove that Continental products comfortably exceed the most demanding industry requirements

    Johannesburg, South Africa, 10 January 2020. The leading technology company...

    The leading technology company Continental is world-renowned for its industry-defining technologies, as well as the exceptional performance and quality of its products – and this is certainly true of the automotive aftermarket fan and multi-V belts which were rebranded during the second half of 2019 for South Africa and Sub-Saharan African markets.

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    New Learnership Programme helping four young men from the SOS Children’s Village with skills development to create a brighter future
    Practical and theoretical training at Continental Tyre SA-owned BestDrive store in Port Elizabeth
    Learners graduate with a National Certificate in Automotive Repair and Maintenance, with a focus on Tyre Fitment

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa,...

    BestDrive may be best known as Continental’s franchise retail chain, which is the fastest-growing tyre dealer network in Southern Africa with more than 160 stores across the region – but it is now also a place of hope and opportunity for four young men from Port Elizabeth.

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    Back-to-back tests between premium Continental tyres and cheap budget tyres reveal significant differences in performance and safety
    Motorists benefit from cutting-edge design, top quality compounds and advanced research and development when purchasing premium tyres
    Premium tyres also offer significant benefits when fitted to older cars without modern driving aids


    Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) has provided members of South African automotive and business media with a unique insight into the comparative performance and safety benefits of premium tyres versus budget offerings.

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    Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) has been recognised as a top employer for the third year in a row by the Top Employers Institute
    Organisations certified as Top Employers dedicate themselves to providing the very best working environment for employees through their progressive ‘people-first’ HR practices
    The Top Employers Institute Global Certification Programme has...

    Top Employer - 22 Nov 19

    Last night, the Netherlands-based Top Employers Institute certified Continental as a Top Employer in South Africa for 2019, marking it as a company that creates an optimal working environment for its employees.

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    Continental continually pushes the boundaries of automotive safety, from innovative active safety features to best-in-class tyres
    As a partner to Global NCAP #StopTheCrash, Continental plays an active role in supporting education regarding road safety and the benefits of modern safety systems
    From introducing the first-generation ABS system to pioneering automated driving...

    Vision Zero Future - 30 Sep 19

    As a wide-ranging technology Company, Continental is a key driver behind pushing the boundaries of automotive safety.

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    General Grabber AT3 and X3 provide dependable, robust performance in the harshest of environments, from the Karoo to Lesotho
    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 27 September 2019 – General Tire is renowned for its dependable, robust performance in the harshest environments, as well as its adventurous spirit. It’s not surprising then that the legendary brand, which is owned by...

    Dryland Events - 27 Sep 19

    General Grabber AT3 and X3 provide dependable, robust performance in the harshest of environments, from the Karoo to Lesotho

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    The German tyre manufacturer factory-fits one in three new cars in Europe
    Nine out of 10 best-selling European cars are approved for Continental tyres
    Continental is the only tyre manufacturer that supplies original equipment tyres to all seven vehicle manufacturers in South Afric

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 5 September 2019 –Continental is one of the largest suppliers...

    Continental is one of the largest suppliers of tyres to vehicle manufacturers. About a third of new cars in Europe are fitted with tyres from the Hanover-based German company.

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    Brand-shift: ram automotive fan and multi-V belts will be sold under the Continental brand name in the future; premium quality remains guaranteed
    New, globally harmonized packaging design will ensure greater clarity on distributors’ shelves
    ram brand will continue for car and commercial vehicle spares including selected automotive hoses, anti-freeze, hose clamps, radiator...

    The technology company Continental is carrying out a brand shift in the automotive drive system aftermarket with its current ram-branded fan belts and multi-V belts.

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    Award presented by Official Sponsor of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019, international tyre brand, Continental

    Rais M’Bolhi, Amigo Gomis, Sylvian Gbohouo and Mohamed El Shenawy all nominated for award

    CAIRO, Egypt, 23 July 2019 –Rais M’Bolhi of Algeria has been named ‘Best Goalkeeper’ of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019. M’Bolhi took the award,...

    CAIRO, Egypt, 23 July 2019 – Rais M’Bolhi of Algeria has been named ‘Best Goalkeeper’ of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019. M’Bolhi took the award, which is sponsored by Continental, ahead of fellow nominees Amigo Gomis (Senegal), Sylvain Gbohouo (Cote D’Ivoire) and Mohamed El Shenawy (Egypt).

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    Continental is a main partner of Tour de France which takes place from 6 to 28 July
    176 riders representing 22 teams will cover a race distance of 3 460 km for the 106th edition
    All official vehicles of the Tour are equipped with Continental’s award-winning PremiumContact 6 tyre which is manufactured in France

    Hanover, Germany, 9 July 2019 – The 106th edition of the Tour...

    The 106th edition of the Tour de France is in full swing after its official start in Brussels on Saturday 6 July, and promises to be truly exceptional with a multitude of milestones for its passionate fans to celebrate.

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    Underground Mining Tyre & Agricultural Tyre operations at the Port Elizabeth plant to discontinue
    189(A) process initiated with approximately 170 affected employees
    Continentals Passenger Light Truck (PLT) production will continue 

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 11 June 2019 - Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) has announced the discontinuation of the production of...

    Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) has announced the discontinuation of the production of underground mining & agricultural tyres in South Africa.

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    The oldest mountain bike club in SA, Fat Tracks, has donated Lange’s locally designed and developed Raleigh RC9000 series to Continental Tyre South Africa
    Multiple champion Lange won 409 local and international races during his 20-year career
    Continental Tyre SA is the main sponsor of Fat Tracks and co-sponsor of The Herald Continental Cycle Tour

    Fat Tracks, South Africa’s oldest mountain bike club which was established in 1989, has donated a legendary race-winning bicycle ridden by multiple cycling champion, Malcolm Lange, to Continental Tyre South Africa.

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    Continental Tyre SA has donated R25 000 to SOS Children’s Village for disaster relief efforts in Mozambique
    Continental AG supports programme with an additional 25 000 Euro (over R400 000) donation
    Approximately 260 000 children and over 1.7-million people affected in Mozambique by Cyclone Idai

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 24 May 2019 – Continental is extending its...

    Continental is extending its support to the disaster relief efforts in Mozambique following the devastation and destruction caused by Cyclone Idai by donating funds to SOS Children’s Village.

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    Five-year agreement signed between Continental and the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) to sponsor the tournament including the 2019 edition in Egypt
    Sponsorship designed to increase awareness of the premium Continental tyre brand throughout Africa

    Rights package follows successful sponsorship of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup

    Cario, Egypt, 20 May 2019 –...

    International tyre manufacturer Continental today announced that its Tire Division is to be Official Sponsor of the Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) until 2023

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    BestDrive is one of the fastest-growing tyre fitment centre networks in the region
    149 BestDrive dealers across Southern Africa, located in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Mauritius
    Exclusive ContiSure Warranty available from BestDrive on all Continental-branded passenger car and 4x4 tyres
    Ongoing skills development and training, including...

    BestDrive, the franchise tyre retail fitment division of Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA), is one of the fastest-growing networks in Southern Africa and currently operates in six Southern Africa countries, comprising South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Mauritius.

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    ContiPressureCheck (CPC) among Continental’s wide range of advanced safety technologies
    MiX Telematics provides interface with the on-board computer and relay of real-time tyre information to the MiX Fleet Manager platform
    Combined, the two systems provide optimised fleet management to reduce fleet running costs and downtime while improving safety

    PORT ELIZABETH, South...

    Continental has extended the capability of its innovative ContiPressureCheck (CPC) tyre management system with the integration of the MiX Telematics platform to provide fleet customers with optimised tyre monitoring and the transmission of real-time information to fleet managers.

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    The ContiLogger service concept allows Continental to consult its off-the-road (OTR) customers using on-site study as well as tyre and vehicle driving parameters
    Service concept enables users to cut operating costs and improves applications
    Advanced version of ContiLogger Live will offer remote service and consultancy for customers

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 28 March...

    ContiLogger - 28 Mar 19

    Continental is taking yet another stride toward providing off-the-road (OTR) tyre customers with a complete suite of tyre data logging and monitoring services at this year’s bauma, theworld's leading international trade fair for construction, building material and mining machinery, which takes place from April 8–14 in Munich.

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    Annual targets met: sales 44.4 billion Euros, adjusted EBIT margin 9.3 percent
    Executive Board’s dividend proposal: 4.75 Euros per share (up 0.25 Euros)
    Net income of 2.9 billion Euros almost at a record level (14.49 Euros per share)
    Continental reaffirming annual guidance despite continued weak markets
    Powertrain business will trade on the market under the name...

    Continental has successfully concluded fiscal 2018. The DAX company’s sales totalled €44.4 billion and the adjusted EBIT margin was 9.3 percent, which meant that the technology company achieved its adjusted annual targets.

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    Continental’s Ian Langlands and Julien Biger won the fun inter-team challenge against Isuzu Southern Kings players Jurie van Vuuren and Michael Botha
    The Kings riding gear donated to a local cycling development team to boost its academy
    Isuzu Motors SA CEO Michael Sacke selected for once-in-a-lifetime flip in Patrick Davidson’s Red Bull aerobatics plane


    It was intended as a fun-spirited challenge, but the inter-team rivalry between the two-man cycling team from Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) and two professional rugby players from the Isuzu Southern Kings at this year’s 34th edition of The Herald Continental Cycle Tour was as intense as you would find at any international match.