CycleOps South Africa, proudly distributed by Bicycle Power Trading cc, one of SA’s leading importers of cycle-based performance measurement and training systems, today announced that they will be sponsoring a world first, an online racing cup, which will make use of CycleOps Virtual Training Application and see participants do battle on virtual courses ranging from the famous European slopes to the flat lands of the Netherlands and everything in between.
The CycleOps Online Racing Cup will consist of 5 one day classes styled virtual races, all around the world, starting off in South Africa where riders will tackle the Gordon’s Bay route, starting from the edge of Gordon’s Bay and heading out to the finish at Pringle Bay. Thereafter, riders will move to Europe and North America before heading back to South Africa’s Western Cape on a route that will see participants finish atop the world famous Table Mountain.
These FREE online races (5 in total) will take please on every Wednesday in July at 19:00, with each route designed to take approximately 1 hour. In the comfort of your own home, we will truly bring the famous cycling routes inside!
For an initial period, entries to each race are limited to 20 on a first come, first serve basis, so if you’re keen on having a chance at the prizes on offer, enter early. Entries open at 08:00 every Thursday of the month and close 1 hour before the race.
Participants will need an active subscription to the CycleOps Virtual Training application.
Each online race will see the lucky entrants pitted against some of South Africa’s very best road and MTB athletes, sponsored by BPT, including the likes of Ben Melt Swanepoel, Darren Lill, tri-athlete Robyn Williams and others. Each race will include at least one of these famous athletes.
To make the cup even more interesting, a point scoring system will be implemented, with 20 points for the win, working down to 1 point for 20th place. At the end of each race, the scores for each rider will be loaded onto the Bicycle Power Trading website and at the end of the series, the rider with the highest points will receive a PowerTap PowerCal. Winners of each online race will also win a PowerTap SWAG hamper that includes a PowerTap branded top, socks and water bottle.
Routes are as follows:
Wednesday 2 July: Gordon’s Bay Route | 25km | 284m Ascent | 0:47:01 Record
Wednesday 9 July: Kapelle V1 Route | 31km | 24m Ascent | 0:46:17 Record
Wednesday 16 July: Trek Factory Racing Route | 30km | 496m Ascent | 0:51:55 Record
Wednesday 23 July: San Francisco Tour | 22km | 419m Ascent | 0:42:23 Record
Wednesday 30 July: Team Connondale Blend Route | 31km | 710m Ascent | 1:05:13 Record