‘We’re really excited that the races can once again be planned in advance; this can ensure preparation for the cyclist and logistics for events,’ says Mike Tippett, Manager of The Sports Trust Cycling Development Programme.
The Nedbank Sports Trust Cycling Development Programme has been funded by Nedbank since 2005. The programme supplies bikes and supports the training and participation of up to 200 cyclists annually in 10 high schools in the areas of Boland, Cape Metro and West Coast in the Western Cape.
‘We pursue two core aims through this programme: to encourage learners to live a healthy lifestyle and do well at school; and to identify and nurture cycling talent during and beyond their school years,’ explains Tobie Badenhorst, Head of Group Sponsorships and Cause Marketing at Nedbank.
The 25 cyclists in the Crit races have been identified as cyclists with potential and are in the talent-nurturing programme.
The three Crit races organised by Western Province Cycling are part of the South African and provincial racing calendar, and competitors from throughout the Western Cape participated. All the races were individual races and the cyclists raced for 30 minutes over limited-distance courses ranging from 800m to 1 500m in a secure environment with safe, flat routes and good road surfaces. The three races took place in cordoned-off areas in Paarden Island, Century City and the ASLA Office Park in Strand. The races had five different categories: under 17, under 19, development cyclists, elite cyclists and female cyclists.
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