ROAD RACING

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
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.

Greg Stedman
GREG STEDMAN

Road Director and Convenor of Selectors

Dellah Paul
DELLAH PAUL

Coordinator and Administration

IAN GOETHAM

Youth, Development and Transformation

CHARLES KROS

National Teams, Series and Events

SONJA SCHULTZ

Women’s Commissioner

David Maree
DAVID MAREE

Rider’s Representative

CATHI WATSON

Veterans, Masters and Recreation

WILLEM DE BRUIN

Safety & Security 

SELECTORS PANEL
Gauteng Alasdair Garnett
Gauteng Jeremy Martens
Kwa-Zulu Natal Johann Wykerd
Western Cape Glen Bonthuys
Western Cape Ian Goetham
PROVINCIAL COMMISSIONERS
Eastern Cape Brian Seaman
Free State Charl Claassen
Gauteng Charles Kros
Kwa-Zulu Natal Sean Lucien 
Limpopo Ndave Ramakuela
MpumalangaAnsie de Jager
Northern Cape Dirk Oberholzer
North West Sias Le Roux
Western Cape Ian Goetham
REGIONAL COMMISSIONERS
Nelson Mandela Bay Luca Fanicchi
Central Gauteng Peter McGuirre
Northern Gauteng Charles Kros
Southern Gateung P J van Rensburg
Eden Sonja Schultz
Overberg Neels Kleynhans
West Coast Arnold de Leeuw
Western Province / Metro Graham Ward
Winelands Ian Goetham

DARYL IMPEY

Men’s Road Cycling 

KERRY JONKER

Women’s Road Cycling

DAVID MAREE

Men’s Track Cycling 

CLAUDIA GNUDI

Women’s Track Cycling

VACANT POSITION

Men’s Mountain Biking

Sarah Hill
SARAH HILL

Women’s Mountain Biking

BYRON ROBERTSON

Men’s BMX

VACANT POSITION

Women’s BMX

PIETER DU PREEZ

Men’s Para-Cycling

TONI MOULD

Women’s Para-Cycling

ERNST VAN DYK

SASCOC Athlete Commission

ROAD CYCLING NEWS

TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES – MEN’S ROAD RACE

The wait is over! The Tokyo Olympic Games kicks off on Saturday with the first cycling event, the Men’s Road Race.

For the first time in Olympics history, the Road Race will be contested on a point-to-point course rather than on loops of a circuit.

The Men’s race will have a total of 130 riders from 57 countries, racing 234km which includes five climbs and 4,865m ascent.

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