Entries close tonight for Durban Grand Prix (UCI CL2)

The South African Track Grand Prix and National Series (rounds one and two) take place in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, at the Cyril Geoghegan Cycle Track from 7-9 August 2016. The event is classified as a UCI CL2 event, which attracts not only the national riders, but also other African countries to enter and battle it out for valuable UCI points.

Today is the last chance to enter the event, as there will be no late entries accepted. KZN Cycling’s Track Commission Director, Hylton Belitzky, says that all is running smoothly ahead of the Grand Prix.

“Entries have been steadily coming in. Right now we only have 40 entries but the track guys are usually the ‘last minute dot coms’ so we are expecting a lot more over the next few hours,” he said.

 
The South African Track Grand Prix and National Series (rounds one and two) take place in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, at the Cyril Geoghegan Cycle Track from 7-9 August 2016. Photo: Cycling SA

The South African Track Grand Prix and National Series (rounds one and two) take place in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, at the Cyril Geoghegan Cycle Track from 7-9 August 2016. Photo: Cycling SA

 

When chatting about preparations ahead of the event, Belitzky said: “In terms of the facility, its looking great – we’ve been fixing it up quite nicely and making sure its perfect for the Grand Prix.”

Belitzky also mentioned that the Track Commission had been in touch with Egypt and Morocco, hoping to see entrants from these African countries. “We are also hoping to see some riders from the World Cycling Centre Africa,” he added.

The event will see many of the country’s top Elite riders, and many up-and-coming Juniors take to the track as well. “I know for a fact that Nolan Hoffman will be coming through for it, which is exciting, and I’m sure other great stars will also follow suit,” Belitzky said.

A favourable prize purse of over R60 000 is on offer to the usual suspects and even newcomers to the sport, encouraging all ages to take part in the event.

Entries for the South African Track Grand Prix Series 1&2 (UCI CL2) are open and close at midnight tonight (Friday 15 July 2016) – no late entries will be accepted. Without a signed indemnity form, riders will not be permitted to race.

To download the entry form, click here: http://www.cyclingsa.com/s/20160512_SA-Grand-Prix-National-Series-07082016-09082016-Entry-Form.pdf

To download the indemnity form, click here: http://www.cyclingsa.com/s/20160512_SA-Grand-Prix-National-Series-09082016-Indemnity-Form.pdf

Please e-mail entry form, indemnity form, and proof of payment and copy of licence to kzn.track.cycling@gmail.com.

For more information, click here: http://www.cyclingsa.com/2016-sa-track-grand-prix/