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Cycling South Africa, in conjunction with KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sport and Recreation, will be hosting the National Cycling Indaba in KwaZulu-Natal on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 October 2016 at the Garden Court Marine Parade in Durban.

On Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 November, the 2016 KwaZulu-Natal Summer Series heads to the province, with 16 local and international teams all confirmed to be taking part. Cycling South Africas Women's Commission Director and Time Freight eTeam manager, Lise Olivier, says that the team is thrilled to be a part of the two UCI 1.2 women-only races - a first for the country and continent.

The 2016 UCI World Gran Fondo World Championships took place in Perth, Australia from 1-4 September. South Africa’s Deno van Heerden brought home the gold medal after he claimed the victory in the Men’s 35-39 Road Race.

The 2016 UCI Track Cycling World Masters Championships will be taking place this year at the Manchester Velodrome, Great Britain, from 1-8 October. Track enthusiasts that will be going over to represent South Africa are looking forward to their trip next week, and hope to return with promising results. Some of these riders are first-timers to a World Championship, and some, such as World Champion Ilna Lemmer, return to battle it out with some of the best in the world once again.

As the Rio 2016 Olympic Games curtain drew to a close, cyclists Kyle Dodd (BMX), James Reid and Alan Hatherly (both MTB) reflected on the jubilation, the pain and experiences of a lifetime.

The Interprovincial Youth Festival will take place this year in Oudtshoorn in the Western Cape from 2-5 October 2016. Race organisers are expecting a great turnout from all nine provinces.

Cycling South Africa is proud to announce the under-23 Men’s National Road Cycling Team that will participate in the 2016 Tour de l’Avenir, taking place in France from 20 to 27 August. The eight-day race covers a total distance of 898.9 kilometres and is made up of seven race days and an Individual Time Trial on one day.

The 2016 UCI Junior Track World Championships took place from 20-24 July at the World Cycling Centre in Aigle, Switzerland, where South African road and track cycling ace, Jason Oosthuizen, broke a National Record in the Junior 3000m Individual Pursuit.

Capetonian Stefan Garlicki (Investec) and Martitzburger Sabine Thies (Greg Minnaar Cycles/Pizzology/Foxhead South Africa) descended the mountain slopes of Cascades MTB Park in the quickest overall times in the Men and Women’s categories to claim the National Titles at the STIHL 2016 South African National Mountain bike Downhill Championships in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday 17 July. For Garlicki (26), it was his second consecutive National Title and for Thies (13), her second National Title for the weekend after she won her Cross-country race the day before.

The road race performance of the South African para-cycling team, competing in the UCI Basque Road World Cup, picked up where things ended after the competition’s time trial the previous day.

It must be dubbed as one of the most electrifying races when Team Spur’s James Reid fought back a 45-second deficit behind Scott LCB’s Philip Buys to claw his way back and take the Elite Men’s victory at the STIHL 2016 South African National Mountain bike Championships at Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg on Saturday 16 July.

The Mistral wind that made things difficult for the Tour de France riders climbing Mont Ventoux on Thursday (14 July) made itself felt, equally uncomfortably, at Vitoria-Gastez on Friday (15 July) where the South African Para-cycling team competed in the time trial event of the UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup, hosted by the Basque Country, Spain.

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