- Eight named to do Test duty against India
- Banetse has his eye on Umpetha Challenge podium
- Continental honours for Kimberley’s Fitzpatrick
- Harris home on a high after three victories on the trot
- Golden boy Hamman on the mend after surgery
- Hartley’s Dusi buildup gathers pace
- World’s top teams head for SA
- Sunshine Ladies Tour starts fourth season in January
- Weber wins SA’s final gold medal of African Champs
- Tough going in Tongyeong for SA’s Radford
Msunduzi is unique chance
- Updated: August 18, 2011
The Msunduzi Road Challenge is South Africa’s inclusion into the highly anticipated UCI World Cycling Tour (UWCT) ÔÇô a series of global mass-participation road cycling events that offer the unique opportunity for enthusiasts to ride an all-new road cycling challenge, whilst at the same time offering seasoned competitors the opportunity to qualify for the one-off UWCT Final in 2012, previously known as the UCI Masters Road World Championships.
The new 126km route distance replaces the proposed 182 kilometre road race distance, whilst keeping in line with the UCI regulations for Men in the 16-49-age category that wish to qualify for the UWCT Final.
A few of the early entries experienced a technical difficulty with the lines during the online payment process, and this has since been rectified and the entry procedure has been running smoothly.
The Msunduzi Road Challenge is a Race Tec timed event, and participants will be required to wear a Winningtime or Race Tec timing chip in order for their times to be accurately recorded and their result to be acknowledged.
Route maps and profiles for the 126km, 111km and 90km road race as well as the 27km time trial can be viewed on http://www.msunduziroadchallenge.co.za/. The road race distances will reflect those who have adhered to their training schedule. Early bird entries to this brilliant event right here in South Africa will score as the first 2500 entries are guaranteed a sample bag!
ÔÇó┬á┬á ┬áDate: Saturday 29th October to Sunday 30th October 2011
ÔÇó┬á┬á ┬áVenue: Alexander Park, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal
ÔÇó┬á┬á ┬áDistances and Age Categories: Road Race (Qualifiers for the UWCT Final must enter as per their age category below ÔÇô recreational riders can enter any distance they wish)
Men ÔÇô 16-29 / 30-34 / 35-39 / 40-44 / 45-49 = 126km
Men ÔÇô 50-54 / 55-59 / 60-64 = 111km
Men ÔÇô 65+ = 90km
Women ÔÇô 30-34 / 35-39 / 40-44 / 45-49 = 111km
Women ÔÇô 50-54 / 55-59 / 60-64 / 65+ = 90km
ÔÇó┬á┬á ┬áDistance: Time Trial ÔÇô 27km
ÔÇó┬á┬á ┬áEntry Fees:
Road Race ÔÇô R200 ($ 30.00 or Ôé¼ 25.00)
Time Trial ÔÇô R120 ($ 20.00 or Ôé¼ 15.00)
ÔÇó┬á┬á ┬áStart Times: To Be Confirmed
ÔÇó┬á┬á ┬áEnter Here: http://csams.cyclingsa.com/msunduziroadchallenge.aspx <http://csams.cyclingsa.com/msunduziroadchallenge.aspx>
ÔÇó┬á┬á ┬áOnline Entries Close: Friday 30 September 2011 ÔÇô first 2500 entries are guaranteed a sample bag
ÔÇó┬á┬á ┬áLate Entries Close: Friday 21 October 2011 and will incur the additional nominal charge of R50
ÔÇó┬á┬á ┬áMerchandise: Participants can purchase an exclusive commemorative event shirt together with their entry submission via the CyclingSA website – the shirt is to be collected at registration. The cost is R165.