The enthusiasm for Road cycling competitions began at the end of the 19th century and has not stopped growing since. Some big races attract around tens of million spectators and are watched by TV viewers all over the world.
The first race officially recorded dates back to 31 May 1868 at the ‘Parc de Saint-Cloud’, in Paris, and was won by the British rider, James Moore.
The first city to city race took place on 7 November 1869: Paris-Rouen. James Moore, once again the winner, rode 123 kilometres in 10h. 25 min. The organisers’ intention was to promote cycling and to demonstrate that the bicycle enabled considerable distances to be covered.
Road cycling has been part of the Olympic Games programme since its first edition in 1896.
Four types of events:
Road race is part of the Olympic programme.
The riders start together in a bunch. The courses are of varying distances (approx. 260 km for Elite Men in the UCI World Championships). Road races have several different formats: one-day races from one point to another (eg Paris-Roubaix or Tour of Flanders) or on a circuit, such as the UCI World Championships or stage races (eg Tour de France, Giro d’Italia or Vuelta a España).
Individual time trial
Individual time trial is part of the Olympic programme.
The individual time trial is raced over 40-50 km (at the UCI World Championships and Olympic Games). The riders set off individually at regular intervals (1-2 minutes). The competitor completing the course in the fastest time is the winner.
Team time trial
The principle is the same as for the individual time trial but this event is raced by teams of a minimum of 2 riders and a maximum of 10 riders.
Mixed relay national team time trial
From 2019, the team time trial at the UCI Road World Championships will be raced in a mixed relay format reserved for national teams composed of three men and three women from the Elite and Under-23 categories. The event will get under way with the three men, who will then hand over the relay to the three women. The team’s final placing will be calculated based on the time elapsed when the second woman crosses the finish line. Both the men and women will complete one lap of an identical circuit.
2023 SOUTH AFRICAN ROAD AND TIME TRIAL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Dates: Wednesday, 08 – Sunday, 12 February 2023
Venue: Oudtshoorn, Western Cape.
Categories: Junior, U23, Elite, Veteran, Master and Para
Event Organiser: Eden Cycling
Queries: Corné Bence on 071 886 3787 or [email protected]
Wednesday 8 February 2023
Technical Meeting – Criterium:
Managers Meeting – Criterium:
Technical Meeting – Thursday TT events:
Managers Meeting – Thursday TT events:
Thursday, 09 February 2023
Technical Meeting – Friday TT events:
Managers Meeting – Friday TT events:
Friday, 10 February 2023
Managers Meeting – Saturday Road events:
Saturday, 11 February 2023
Managers Meeting – Sunday Road events:
2023 SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL YOUTH ROAD AND TIME TRIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Dates: 07 – 09 July 2023
Venue: East London, Eastern Cape
Categories: U11, U13, U15 & U17
Entries Open: Tuesday, 31 January 2023
Event Organiser: Eastern Cape
Queries: Shane Bridger – 082 558 4248
Road Director and Convenor of Selectors
Coordinator and Administration
Youth, Development and Transformation
National Teams, Series and Events
Sport and Technical
Veterans, Masters and Recreation
WILLEM DE BRUIN
Safety & Security
Men’s Road Cycling Representative
Women’s Road Cycling Representative
|Kwa-Zulu Natal||Johann Wykerd|
|Western Cape||Glen Bonthuys|
|Western Cape||Ian Goetham|
|Eastern Cape||Brian Seaman|
|Free State||Charl Claassen|
|Kwa-Zulu Natal||Sean Lucien|
|Mpumalanga||Ansie de Jager|
|Northern Cape||Dirk Oberholzer|
|North West||Sias Le Roux|
|Western Cape||Ian Goetham|
|Nelson Mandela Bay||Luca Fanicchi|
|Central Gauteng||Peter McGuirre|
|Northern Gauteng||Charles Kros|
|Southern Gateung||P J van Rensburg|
|West Coast||Arnold de Leeuw|
|Western Province / Metro||Graham Ward|
Men’s Road Cycling
Women’s Road Cycling
Men’s Track Cycling
Women’s Track Cycling
Men’s Mountain Biking
Women’s Mountain Biking
PIETER DU PREEZ
ERNST VAN DYK
SASCOC Athlete Commission
ROAD CYCLING NEWS
Cycling South Africa and Mpumalanga Cycling are proud to announce that Graskop, Mpumalanga has been selected as the venue host of the 2022 SA National Road and Time Trial Championships from 10 – 13 February 2022.
Cycling South Africa is proud to announce the team that will be representing South Africa for the fifteenth edition of the UCI Cycling Tour du Rwanda.