Road race competition underway at 2014 Time Freight SA Road Champs, Westville

The fourth day of 2014 Time Freight SA Road Cycling Championships marked the first day of the road racing competition in a hot and humid Westville today, Friday 7 February.

It was the tandem cycles, Para-cyclists, schools and under-16 categories that took to the 18km road race circuit, which ran along the eastbound and westbound carriageways of the M13 freeway.

As with the time trial earlier in the week, the cyclists were once again thrilled with the route and most importantly, their safety, as this prestigious competition on the national calendar experienced full road closure.

Young, aspiring cycling stars were given the opportunity to meet local cycling hero Daryl Impey. Impey, who became the first African and South African to wear the yellow jersey in the Tour de France last year, signed autographs and handed out the medals during the prize giving ceremony for the Schools categories.

Racing continues tomorrow when the Veteran classes tussle it out for national championship titles in their respective age categories. Spectators are welcome. The M13 will be closed to traffic from 45th Cutting, all the way until where the M13 almost meets the N3. Both the eastbound and westbound carriageways will be closed. Cyclists can access the route from 5am.

Full race results for each category are available here. This web link also provides live timing during the race.

Please remember that you can also follow the race live on your mobile by visiting the Finish Time mobi site: sacycling.finishtime.co.za.