2019 SA National Track & Para Cycling Championship and Omnium

When:
2019-03-26 – 2019-03-31 all-day
2019-03-26T00:00:00+02:00
2019-04-01T00:00:00+02:00
Where:
Bellville Velodrome
Carl Cronje Dr
Bellville Park, Cape Town, 7530
South Africa
Cost:
Various
Contact:
Nigel Isaacs
079 377 2212

The 2019 South African Track, Para-cycling and Omnium Championships will be held at Bellville Velodrome in Cape Town from 26 to 31 March 2019.

This event is proudly hosted by Western Cape Cycling.

The Championships will be held in accordance with the regulations of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) unless otherwise ruled by the National Federation. In case of stoppages, priority will be given to Events eligible for UCI points. The racing format may also be modified at the discretion of the President Commissaire in response to prolonged stoppages with the possibility of events being cancelled due to insufficient time to complete them.

Categories

The age categories listed below will be used in this event. Participants who qualify for the Master’s categories can “ride-up” to the elite category. These individuals will need to be in possession of an Elite racing license for 2018. Note that such riders may not participate in any Masters races for that year.

Category Minimum age Maximum age
Elite Men 19 49
Junior Men 17 18
Under 11 Boys 5 10
Under 13 Boys 11 12
Under 15 Boys 13 14
Under 17 Boys 15 16
35-39 Men 35 39
40-44 Men 40 44
45-49 Men 45 49
50-54 Men 50 54
55-59 Men 55 59
60-64 Men 60 64
65-69 Men 65 69
70-74 Men 70 74
75+ Men 75 100
Elite Woman 19 49
Junior Woman 17 18
Under 11 Girls 5 10
Under 13 Girls 11 12
Under 15 Girls 13 14
Under 17 Girls 15 16
35-39 Woman 35 39
40-44 Woman 40 44
45-49 Woman 45 49
50-54 Woman 50 54
55-59 Woman 55 59
60-64 Woman 60 64
65-69 Woman 65 69
70-74 Woman 70 74
75+ Woman 75 100
Para C4
Para C3
Para C5

Based on the entry numbers some categories, typically in the Masters age groups, may be combined. Details will follow shortly before the event.

Category / Race Matrix

The matrix below shows races which will be offered per age category.

Cat Ind.
Pursuit
Match Sprint Time Trial 1500m Points Race Team Pursuit Scratch Race Team Sprint Elim Keirin Madsn Omni
Elite Men Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Junior Men Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Under 11 Boys Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes No No No No No
Under 13 Boys Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes No No No No No
Under 15 Boys Yes Yes* Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
Under 17 Boys Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes* No
35-39 Men Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
40-44 Men Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
45-49 Men Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
50-54 Men Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
55-59 Men Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
60-64 Men Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
65-69 Men Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
70-74 Men Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
75+ Men Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Elite Woman Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Junior Woman Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Under 11 Girls Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes No No No No No
Under 13 Girls Yes No Yes Yes No No Yes No No No No No
Under 15 Girls Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No
Under 17 Girls Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
35-39 Woman Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
40-44 Woman Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
45-49 Woman Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
50-54 Woman Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
55-59 Woman Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
60-64 Woman Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
65-69 Woman Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
70-74 Woman Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
75+ Woman Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
Para C4 Yes No Yes No No No No No No No No No
Para C3 Yes No Yes No No No No No No No No No
Para C5 Yes No Yes No No No No No No No No No

(*) After the successful introduction of these events last year as exhibition races, the organisers have decided to include them in the Championships

Event Program

This year the event is again structured in such a way to accommodate Scholars and Masters in the morning sessions and Junior and Elites in the afternoon sessions.  Small adjustments were made based on feedback received from the 2018 program.

Please click on the link to see the short format program.  A more detailed program will be available closer to the time on this website page.

2019 SA Track Cycling Champs Schedule – Sort format – version 2 

NOTE: This program is subject to change. All official programs will be posted on this page, with its corresponding release date printed on the program for reference.

Version 2 – Released on 20 February 2019.

Race Handbook

The race handbook, which details the event structure and rules, can be downloaded below:

SA Track Champs Guide 2019

Clarifications / Amendments

In this section we list various clarifications and/or any changes made to the program or race handbook.

No late entry or changes

Due to UCI requirements we need to submit all start lists prior to the event. We are therefore unable to make any changes to the entries. Riders who do not show up at the start of an event will be subject to a fine as prescribed by the UCI.

Keirin Qualifiers

The Elite Men (12 riders) and Junior Men (8 riders) will have to take part in a qualifier round as per UCI regulation 3.2.135. The order of the qualifying times will determine the distribution into Heat 1 and Heat 2. A change to the program will be made to include a Final for positions 7-12.

Medals

All Youth, Junior and Elite categories will receive medals per category. Masters, with a few exceptions, will get medals in 5 year age increments for individually timed races and 10 year increments for bunch races, irrespective if they are combined to form a larger start group / consolidated program line item.

Exceptions will be communicated closer to the time when entry numbers are known.

Who can take part

This event is open to South African citizens and permanent residents. The organizers may verify/confirm your participation with your Provincial/ Regional Commission. Riders will not be considered registered until all administrative requirements have been fulfilled. This event is open to South African citizens and permanent residents. In order to be eligible to enter, the event organisers will verify and confirm your participation with your Provincial/Regional Track Commission.

Junior, Elite & Masters must be in possession of a valid Cycling SA Racing License. All riders must present this license or membership at registration and upon demand during the event. No one-day event licenses will be sold.

Riders are not considered registered until all administrative requirements have been fulfilled:

  • Online entry has been completed (no paper-based entries will be accepted)
  • Entry fee has been paid in full, in advance
  • Cycling SA Track Racing License or Membership has been verified.

Costs

Entry fees for this year’s championship is based on a per-event bases, which departs from the fixed fees charged in earlier years. The reason for this is two-fold;

  • Participants enter as many events as possible during registration, but then either cancel or do not show up for the events on the day. This affects the organiser’s ability to effectively plan the race program, as each event need to take into account the planned number of participants. As a result last-minute changes to the program causes additional work for administrators and officials and cause confusion and negatively affects the athletes in their preparation for their events.
  • Access to funding for national events like this have been in a steady decline over the years. This is evident in the willingness of provinces to host these events. Western Cape Cycling is committed to hosting a proportional share of these national events to further the sport, but it requires funding to do so. With a projected budget of over R300,000 in expenses to host this event we need to rely on the cycling community to contribute towards these costs.

Fee structure

The fee structure is based on the number of events each person will participate in in accordance with the fee structure listed below.

Number of events  Price 
Track entry fee (Basic fee – Compulsory)  R         50
One event  R       150
Two events  R       250
Three events  R       350
Four events  R       450
Five events  R       550
Six events  R       620
Seven events  R       680
Eight events  R       754
Nine events  R       815
Ten events  R       850
Eleven events  R       875
Twelve events  R       890

Starting with an initial, compulsory fee of R50, the first 4 events will cost an additional R100 per event, then event 5 to 6 will cost an additional R75 each, then event 7 to 10 will cost an additional R50 each and thereafter at R25 each.

NOTE: The discounts listed above are only calculated and become visible once viewed in the checkout basket, one of the last steps of the online entry process.

Omnium fee

The Omnium is included in the costing for the Championship and is therefore treated as an additional event according the the above price schedule. This makes it much cheaper to enter for this 5 race event!

Team events

For team events, each participant should enter for the event, then one of the participants or your manager should send us an email to [email protected], stating the name of the team, the names of the riders and the event you refer to.

Online Entries

Entries open Sunday 24 February and will close at midnight on Friday, 22 March 2019. This is a hard deadline and no exceptions will be made. Manual or on-the-day entries cannot be accommodated.

PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO UCI REQUIREMENTS, WE CAN NO LONGER ACCEPT ENTRIES AFTER THE CLOSING OF THE ONLINE ENTRIES.

 Event management and online entries made processed by Myriad Events.

Changes

Need to make a change to an existing entry? Please send us an email to [email protected] so that we can assist you.

Trouble with online registration?

If you experience problems trying to enter, please disable any ad-blockers you may have installed and/or try using a modern browser, such as Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Internet Explorer is by far the worst option.

Contact us

If you have any questions or having trouble entering online, please send an email to [email protected]. Your email will be answered by Nigel, Sue or Christhonie. Keep in mind we all work full-time, so you might only get a response in the evening.