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World Tour for Africa
- Updated: July 13, 2011
Planning is in full swing for the much anticipated leg of the 2012 UCI World Cycling Tour (UWCT) to be staged in Africa for the first time, the Msunduzi Road Challenge.
With the event date set for 29-30 October 2011, the KwaZulu-Natal city of Pietermaritzburg is abuzz as Cycling South Africa’s event organisers finalise details with the UCI (Union Cycliste Internationale) and the local traffic authorities regarding the all-important road race and time trial routes.
The time trial competition will take place on Saturday 29 October and the road race will be staged on Sunday 30 October.
The unique concept of this mass-participation road event serves a dual purpose, and is expected to draw considerable interest from cycling enthusiasts from all over the country: on the one hand, enthusiasts can cycle the new event as they would any other road race; and on the other hand, interested and seasoned competitors can test their speed and qualify for the one-off UWCT Final in 2012, previously known as the UCI Masters Road World Championships.
Experience the best of what Pietermaritzburg and surrounds has to offer avid cyclists. Online entries for the Msunduzi Road Challenge open in less than two weeks, on 25 July 2011, via www.cyclingsa.com ÔÇô entry fees are set at R200 for the road race and R120 for the time trial.
Further detailed information about the Msunduzi Road Challenge including where and how to enter, routes, website details, etc will be forthcoming before 25 July.
The UWCT is a new cycling tour for amateur riders that will ultimately crown age group World Champions was launched by the UCI in 2011. The UCI World Cycling Tour (UWCT) is a series of UCI-sanctioned races that will be held all over the world, comprising a maximum 10 qualifier events, leading to the UWCT Final, the former UCI Masters Road World Championships.