SA Road Champs: All You Need To Know

Who’s racing, when and what time, and where to watch!

Photo: Craig Dutton

Photo: Craig Dutton

Hundreds of keen cyclists have registered for the 2016 edition of the SA National Road, Time Trial and Para-cycling Championships, and have arrived in KwaZulu-Natal for the star-studded event, which runs from 10-14 February. This year’s line up includes a greater number of UCI WorldTour riders with big cycling names like Louis Meintjes (Lampre Merida), Daryl Impey (ORICA-GreenEDGE), and the South African riders from Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka – Jacques Janse van Rensburg, Jaco Venter, Reinardt Janse van Rensburg, Nicolas Dougall, Johann van Zyl and Songezo Jim.

Added to this line-up are many more high-ranking men who will set out to claim the honourable title and all-important National Champion’s Jersey, with riders representing Team Telkom, Dimension Data for Qhubeka Continental Team, Lights by Linea, Team RoadCover, Kargo Pro MTB Team, Pro Touch Global SA, to mention a few.

The women’s field also offers an accomplished line-up, including UCI Women’s Tour competitors Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio (Bigla Pro Cycling Team), Lise Olivier (Team Bizkaia-Durango) and An-Li Kachelhoffer (Lotto-Soudal Ladies), as well as riders representing Team Activate/DEMACON, Time Freight eTeam, Team BestMed ASG, Team Valencia, Team Bianchi and the Clover Prestigio team amongst others.

In the Para-cycling race, various classes will see the familiar faces of multiple Olympian and multiple World Champion Ernst van Dyk (H5 handcyclist), Double World Champions Justine Asher (H2 handcyclist) and Pieter du Preez (H1 handcyclist) and Tricyclists George Rex (T1) and Goldy Fuchs (T2) amongst others take to the start line.

Events and Times

WEDNESDAY 10th February -Individual Time Trial
Start: 08h30
Categories: U10, U12, U14, U16 (Girls and Boys), Tandem Mixed and Open, Para T.T (Men and Ladies) All ladies categories, Men 50+
Click here for the start list

THURSDAY 11th FEBRUARY 2016 – Individual Time Trial
Start: 08h30
Categories: Elites (48km), U23 (48km), Junior (24km), 30-49, (Men) (24km) & Para Cycling Road Race
Click here for the start list

SATURDAY 13th FEBRUARY 2016 – Road Race
Start: 07h00
Categories: Elite (Ladies) (119km), Vet Men 40+ (119km), Vet ladies 30+ (102km, U10 (17km), U12 (34km), U14 (Girls and Boys) (34km –  51km) U16 (Boys and Girls) (85km – 51km), Tandems (Mixed & Open) (85km)
Click here for the start list

SUNDAY 14th FEBRUARY 2016 – Road Race
Start: 07h00
Categories: Junior (Men – 119km & Ladies – 85km), U23 (Men) (170km), Elite (170km) and Vet Men 30-39 (119km)
Click here for the start list

Come And Support

Come and support South Africa’s greatest road cyclists in their quest to be crowned the SA National Road Champion. There is no entry fee to watch this fantastic display of road cycling, but take note of the road closures and alternative routes in order to get to the race venue.
For further event information, head to http://www.cyclingsa.com/2016-sa-road-champs/.

Time Trial Route

Road Race Route

Road Race (17km circuit)

Start on the M13 Westbound 250m after the Blair Athol off ramp. Continue on the M13 to where the M13 meets the M13 off ramp from the N3 and make a U-turn and head back on the M13 Eastbound all the way to 45th Cutting. At the 45th Cutting traffic lights, make a U-turn and head on the M13 Westbound to the start/finish in Westville (18km circuit).

Road_Race_Route

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