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.
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|
|Under 11 Boys||5||10|
|Under 13 Boys||11||12|
|Under 15 Boys||13||14|
|Under 17 Boys||15||16|
|Under 11 Girls||5||10|
|Under 13 Girls||11||12|
|Under 15 Girls||13||14|
|Under 17 Girls||15||16|
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.
|Match Sprint||Time Trial||1500m||Points Race||Team Pursuit||Scratch Race||Team Sprint||Elim||Keirin||Madsn||Omni|
|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|
|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|
(*) After the successful introduction of these events last year as exhibition races, the organisers have decided to include them in the Championships
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.
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.
The race handbook, which details the event structure and rules, can be downloaded below:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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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.