Swift, BCX, MCB share views on SA’s newest Tour

Swift, BCX, MCB share views on SA’s newest Tour

National and international teams are finalising their preparation before they travel to South Africa to compete in the inaugural Tour de Limpopo, which kicks off in Polokwane, South Africa, from 22-26 April 2018. The UCI Africa Tour 2.2 stage race has sparked great interest for these teams; some of them young teams and some showing strong cohesion. Three African teams share their views on South Africa’s newest Tour.

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First Quantum Zambia and ProTouch anticipate prestigious tour

First Quantum Zambia and ProTouch anticipate prestigious tour

With just under 10 days to go before the inaugural Tour de Limpopo kicks off in Polokwane, South Africa, First Quantum Pro Cycling from Zambia and ProTouch Pro Cycling from South Africa are amongst 20 local and international professional cycling teams anticipating the brand new addition to the UCI Africa Tour calendar this year in this prestigious four-stage race that carries a UCI 2.2 rating.

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Challenging route awaits Tour de Limpopo pro teams

Challenging route awaits Tour de Limpopo pro teams

Less than 12 months ago, the idea of holding a high status cycling race in the Limpopo province was a tourism concept of Limpopo Tourism Agency, but in a very short space of time, they – in partnership with Cycling South Africa – have set the ‘stage’ for an acclaimed four-day tour which is tipped to showcase the best of what the Limpopo province has to offer.

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Limpopo tour to create cycling legacy in the province

Limpopo tour to create cycling legacy in the province

Racing in a province with an incredible landscape, vistas and hills that seem almost made for cycling is not the only reason to host a brand-new event like the inaugural Tour de Limpopo, which is ratified by the International Cycling Union (UCI) as a 2.2 stage race and part of the UCI AfricaTour. That alone speaks volumes for the calibre of the race. But there is so much more to this event that lies beneath the surface.

 

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Tour de Limpopo packs a punch for tourism

Tour de Limpopo packs a punch for tourism

A new and exciting cycle tour has arrived on South African soil as the landlocked province of Limpopo, on the far northern border of South Africa, prepares for their first experience with a UCI AfricaTour cycle race. Limpopo Tourism Agency, in collaboration with Cycling South Africa, has launched the four-day Tour de Limpopo from 23-26 April to showcase the diversity of the Limpopo province as a premier cycling destination.

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Use of disc brakes in Road Cycling

Use of disc brakes in Road Cycling

The Road and Technical Commissions of Cycling South Africa have considered the communique from the UCI and have decided to permit riders to use disc brakes on road bicycles while participating in road racing events. As advised by the UCI, the use of disc brakes in road races will be applicable to all racing categories with the specific exclusion of Junior Men and Women, Youth Men and Women and the younger age groups (i.e. Under 19 and younger).

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Impey wraps up SA Champs with double titles, Oberholzer clinches women's crown

Impey wraps up SA Champs with double titles, Oberholzer clinches women's crown

Daryl Impey (33) and Carla Oberholzer (31) were crowned SA National Road Champions on the penultimate day of the six-day SA National Road and Para-cycling Championships, which took place in the streets of Oudtshoorn from 6-11 February. The all-star affair saw some of South Africa’s best, representing age categories from under-11 through to over 80 years of age, race along the same route in a race against the clock, and each other, for the coveted titles in their respective categories.

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