Organisers ready for thrilling Tour de Windhoek

19 Sep 2019 19:10pm
WINDHOEK, 19 SEP (NAMPA) – Mannie Heymans, one of the organisers for the Tour de Windhoek, said this year’s event will see a lot of exciting racing when it kicks off on the Dordabis road on Friday.
The third edition of the revamped Tour de Windhoek, which serves as a perfect platform for local riders to experience the thrill of professional cycling, will be held from 20 to 22 September 2019.
The race is separated into five stages and will see riders covering 400 kilometres (km) over the three days, with distances varying from 107km for Dordabis to 23km in the time trials.
Speaking to Nampa on Thursday Heymans, from Lema Events, said there are six South African male teams and one female team which will add more excitement to the race.
“It’s going to be a spectacular event this year because South Africa’s best teams are here; the competition will be tight and fun,” he said.
He added that spectators must fill up the Tony Rust Race track on Friday afternoon, where the teams will be doing their time trials.
“They will be lapping the 2.6km track very fast, which will be fun to see. On Saturday the Dobra loop will also be exciting as we are doing two loops this year instead of just one and stage four of the race, which will be in front of Pupkewitz Megabuild, will also be fun,” Heymans added.
The competition will see 16 men’s teams competing, with six of them coming from South Africa, while the women’s category will be comprised of six teams, one of which will be from South Africa.
The South African teams are Office Guru, Nolan Hoffman, Team Pro Touch (two teams), Team Tech Cycling and Team ADT Luther.