The 2019 Africa Cup will see a number of road closures when the four-day road race takes place in Port Elizabeth from Thursday, October 10.
The event consists of a mixed relay in New Brighton, an individual time-trial between Summerstrand and Schoenmakerskop, a criterium in the vicinity of Lorraine Primary School and a road race through South End and the CBD that starts and ends in Park Drive next to St George’s Park.
Roads in New Brighton will be affected between 10am and 2pm for the mixed relay on day one. All intersections on this route will be closed to traffic during this time.
The route starts in Ntshekisa Road and takes riders left into Ferguson Road. They then turn left into Singapi Street, which becomes Avenue C before turning left into Gunguluza Street. The riders will pass the start/finish line in Ntshekisa Road in front of the Nangoza Jebe Hall.
The ITT on the Friday is an out-and-back route along Marine Drive that starts and finishes opposite the Humewood Golf Course. Roads will be affected between 9am and 1pm. Women cyclists will tackle a 20km race, while the men will cover 32.2km. The men’s turnaround point will be in Schoenmakerskop.
The criterium on the Saturday will take place after the Lorraine Cycle Tour and roads will be affected between 12.30am and 2pm.
The race will start in Dijon Road, go right onto Meuse Avenue, right onto Lourdes Avenue, proceed to Marne Avenue before rejoining Dijon for a circuit of 1.6km.
For the road race on the Sunday , roads will be affected between 6am and 3pm.
Racing will start in Park Drive. Riders will turn right into Brickmakers Kloof Road, right into Upper Valley Road, left into Webber Street and right into Anderson Street before proceeding down Walmer Boulevard towards the CBD.
The route follows South Union Street into Victoria Quay Street. It turns left into Govan Mbeki Avenue, right up Military Road, left into Western Road, across Rink Street and back into Park Drive. The start/finish point will be near the bowling club.