Bellville Anticipates SA Track Champs

The 2017 SA National Track and Omnium Championships are just around the corner, and the Bellville Velodrome and race organisers are set to host the event at the 250-metre indoor track in the Western Cape from 3-8 April. Event organiser, Nigel Isaacs looks forward to hosting the 2017 edition of the National Championships, and anticipates a thrilling week of high-intensity track action.

Isaacs says that preparations are going very well ahead of next week’s event. “I’m happy with how they have gone so far. We have one or two odds and ends this side to finish off, and then we will be all set to go,” he added.

After the recent African Continental Track Championships, many of the riders like Nolan Hoffman (pictured) will be heading to Cape Town to take part in the 2017 SA National Track Championships at the Bellville Velodrome from 3-8 April. Photo: Andrew McFadden/BOOGS Photography

After the recent African Continental Track Championships, many of the riders like Nolan Hoffman (pictured) will be heading to Cape Town to take part in the 2017 SA National Track Championships at the Bellville Velodrome from 3-8 April. Photo: Andrew McFadden/BOOGS Photography

Isaacs said that after looking at results from the recent African Continental Track Championships in Durban, he is hoping to see an excellent week of track racing. “I’ve seen quite a few guys out here training very hard, and I know of a team or two aiming for a National Record in the Team Pursuit. It should be very exciting to see,” he said.

Last week’s Continental Championships saw many South African track cyclists claiming gold medals, including Nolan Hoffman, Bernette Beyers, Jean Spies, and mountain bike enthusiast, Courtney Smith, to name a few. These riders and more will be once again taking their talent to the track to battle it out for the acclaimed National Jersey.

Day 1 of the championships will consist mainly of timed (Individual Pursuit, and Time Trials) along with various Sprint events.

As the track is indoors, the weather will not be a contributing factor to the race programme.

Entries for the SA National Track Championships are closed.

For more information about the SA National Track Championships, click here:  https://www.cyclingsa.com/2017-sa-track-champs/

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