Western Cape Road Championships

When:
2018-01-21 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
2018-01-21T08:00:00+02:00
2018-01-21T17:00:00+02:00
Where:
Windmeul Cellars, Paardeberg
R44
Windmeul, Paarl, 7630
South Africa

Cape Winelands Cycling is hosting the Western Cape Road and TT Championship, and also incorporating the Cape Winelands Road & TT Championship from Saturday, 20 January 2018 to Sunday, 21 January 2018.

Number collection

You race numbers can be collected in advance;

Date: Friday, 19 January
Venue: Windmeul Cellar, Paardeberg (Use the navigation map above)
Time: 15h00 – 18h30

Or on the day, starting at 06h00 each day.

Timing Chips

Riders with a Mobii timing tag assigned to their name should bring this along. Do not another person’s tag, as your time will then not be recorded. Please get your tag tested at number collection, as the batteries do run flat even when not used. We do not support RaceTec tags!

Riders without a Mobii can collect one at number collection, preferably on Friday, so not to be rushed. Riders must pay R100 IN CASH and is refundable at the end of the event. These tags cannot be purchased (they are not ours to sell).

Managers Meeting

All managers must report to the manager’s meeting, which will take place at 07h30 on Sunday morning at the start line. Please bring along your valid CSA Managers License for verification.

Additional information

Find below the welcome letters from CSA President and WC Cycling President, as well as additional information and race rules.

CSA Membership and licenses

This is a provincial race and sanctioned under Cycling South Africa, therefore the applicable rules by CSA, and by extension the UCI, will apply.

Participants are encouraged to have a CSA Full Domestic Racing License to qualify for titles, medals and jerseys, but the alternatives are listed below. In each case a reference to the CSA General Organisation of the Sport, Part 1, applies;

  • CSA Membership
    • Masters (as per 1.3.2.2 and 1.3.2.2.1) – Master (Veteran) cyclists do not require a Full Racing Licence in order to be eligible to participate in the Provincial Championships but are required to hold Full Racing Licence in order to be eligible for medals, provincial colours or a podium position in the Provincial Championships;
    • Others (as per 1.3.3.2) – A cyclist holding a Membership Licence may compete in Provincial Championships but will not be eligible for a medal, jersey or podium position. In this race we have no other special provisions in terms of recognition for CSA members.
  • Day Licenses (as per 1.3.4.2):  In all other events [non-national events], cyclists may participate with a Day Licence, issued by the relevant Provincial Body. 

However, as per 1.3.2.2: Cyclists in the Elite, Under 23 and Junior age categories are required to be in possession of a Full Racing Licence when competing for prize money in any cycling event sanctioned by Cycling SA or in the Provincial or National Championships within these respective age categories.

Route

Road Race

The road race circuit is a 25km loop, starting from Windmeul Primary School and runs in a counter-clockwise direction. Use the interactive map below to explore the circuit.

TT Circuit

The time trial circuit is an out-and-back along Vryguns Rd and applies to all categories. The start and finish will be at the same location in all cases.

Times

Time Trial on Saturday, 20 January

Categories Distance
u/11 Boys
u/13 Girls
4km
u/13 Boys
u/15 Girls
6km
u/15 Boys
u/17 Girls
10km
u/17 Boys
Junior Girls
16km
Vets Ladies 45+ 10km
Vets Ladies 30-44 20km
Junior Men 20km
Elite Ladies 20km
Vets Men 50+ 20km
Vets Men 30-49 30km UPDATED
Elite & u/23 Men 36km

Road Race on Sunday, 21 January

UPDATED: Start groups and times

Time Categories Distance
8h00 u/11 Boys (4 riders)
u/13 Girls (4 riders)
20km (5km neutral – 1 lap)
8h15 Elite Men (27 riders)
u/23 Men (36 riders)
150km (6 laps)
8h30 Vets Men 30-49 (55 riders) 100km (4 laps)
8h35 Elite Ladies (6 riders)
Junior Men (26 riders)
Vets Ladies 30-44 (2 riders)
100km (4 laps)
8h45 u/15 Boys (13 riders)
u/17 Girls (5 riders)
50km (2 laps)
9h30 Junior Ladies (6 riders)
u/17 Boys (31 riders)
75km (3 laps)
9h35 Vets Ladies 45+ (4 riders)
Vets Men 50+ (26 riders)
75km (3 laps)
10h00 u/13 Boys (4 riders)
u/15 Girls (3 riders)
25km (1 lap)

Time Trial Start List

The start list for the time trial can be found here:

** Time Trial Start List (PDF) (Update 4)**

Change history

The following changes have been applied since initial publication;

  • Update 1: u/11 and u/13 distances increased to 10km.
  • Update 2: Order of u/23 Men changed
  • Update 3: Order of u/23 Men changed
  • Update 4: Fixed unintended reshuffle of Vets start times. Now similar to Update 1.

Road Start List

Find below the latest start list for the road races on Sunday.

** Road Start List (PDF) **

There is still about 5 people missing on this list and we will update that Saturday afternoon due to errors during registration. It it is you, do not stress, we will have you on the start list Sunday morning.

Start and Finish Area

The start line will be on Vryguns Road, just off the R44. Please note there will be no parking along this section of road. See parking instructions below.

Parking

Parking will be provided on the premises of Windmeul Kelders / Cellars. Access the parking from Vryguns Road.

Note that no parking along Vryguns Road will be permitted at any time.

Entry

Entries for this event is now closed.

No more entries will be considered; no later entries nor entries on the day can be accommodated.

 

 

11 comments

  1. Hi
    Within the mens masters 50plus , is 55 to 59 a category eligible for medals. OR are medals only for 50 to 59?
    Thx

    1. Unfortunately I do not have that information for you. I am also awaiting the race rules from the organisers (Winelands), which I hope will spell that out.

  2. My sons DOB is 100503, so currently 14 turning 15 in May 2018. I am trying to enter him to race, but the Category returned is “U17”. Is this correct? I expected him to be in “U15”?
    Thank you

    1. Hi Richard,

      Per CSA rules a rider’s age is defined at the age on his birthday in the year of registration. So, if he turns 15 in 2018 his effective age is 15 for 2018. So, u/17 is the correct category.

      Regards,

  3. What time does number and chip collection close on Sunday? My race starts at 9:30.
    Thanks
    Alan

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