Commencement of 2024 National Road and Individual Time Trial Championships

The time has arrived for the commencement of the highly anticipated 2024 National Road and Individual Time Trial Championships. Scheduled to kick off on the 1st of February 2024 in Midvaal, Gauteng at 9am, the championships will start with the Individual Time Trials, with a field boasting 170 riders testing themselves against the clock.

On day 1, the participants in the Individual Time Trial will embark on their journey from Cirque du Café. The event will commence with the Para cyclists, followed by the age group categories. Notably, race favourite Kyle Mitchell will represent the Master Men 30-34 age category as the last rider to start on the first day,

The momentum continues Friday, 2nd February, as the Individual Time Trial events proceed with the Junior Women at 9 a.m. The highlight of the day undoubtedly lies within the Elite Men and Women categories. The first rider in the Elite Women will set off at 10:41 a.m., to race 33km. Noteworthy contenders include S’annara Grove, Hayley Preen, and Zanri Rossouw, the reigning 2023 Individual Time Trial champion, eager to secure another title.

Within the Elite Men’s category, the competition escalates with notable contenders including Alan Hatherly, Brandon Downes, and Ryan Gibbons. Despite encountering a challenging start to the season, including a recent injury, Downes maintains unwavering determination to deliver his finest performance. The Elite Men’s event is scheduled to start at 11:36 a.m.

The route, characterized by its fairly flat terrain, promises high average speeds for riders. Spectators are encouraged to join us in supporting their favourite athletes and indulge in the renowned hospitality of Midvaal. Cirque du Café will provide refreshments, and a dedicated kids’ playground ensures entertainment for young enthusiasts.

On behalf of Cycling South Africa and the Midvaal Municipality, we extend our best wishes to all participants for a successful and memorable event.

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