South Africa’s finest will compete for the national champions’ jerseys at the 2016 SA National Road, Time Trial and Para-cycling Championships in KwaZulu-Natal from February 10 to 14.
The two competition venues are ready to welcome riders, with the time-trial rolling through sugarcane and timber plantations around Wartburg, Noodsburg and Harburg.
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These are the same routes that competitors traversed for this year’s African Continental Road Championships.
The time-trial and para-cycling events dominate the first two days of competition, while the road races follow a more coastal route around Westville on February 13 and 14.
The road course traces the M13, which was the main route for the 2014 SA champs.
The country’s most prestigious road competition will see male and female cyclists taking part in the elite, U23, junior, U16, masters, para-cycling and tandem categories.
Youngsters in the U10 to U14 categories will be allowed to race for trophies and jerseys but national titles will not be awarded.
All riders aged 15 years and older must obtain a full racing licence from Cycling South Africa to compete in the national champs.
Elite men and women will be eligible for UCI points, which count towards their national and international ranking, with women having the added incentive of Olympic qualification before the end of May.