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PPA welcomes Vida to new 2017 Spring league

Great news for Cape Town racing cyclists is that Vida e Caffè has come onboard as sponsor of the PPA 2017 Spring league. The Vida League will consist of eight events that will test riders’ ability to the full. These include five road races, two criteriums, a hill climb and a time trial.

Off the bike, league riders will be treated to some great specials from Vida, including special offers and discounts. And of course Vida will be present at all league events to offer amazing coffee for sale!

A dedicated leagues photographer will capture all the action.

“The sponsorship of the League, presents vida with a fantastic opportunity to further entrench ourselves with the cycling community in Cape Town” said Darren Levy, CEO for Vida e Caffè. Our massive store base of over 200 sites across the country, presents convenient points for cyclists to start and end their rides, to enjoy a shot of caffeine or a delicious snack during or post a ride. As a business born and bred in Cape Town, this venture allows us to give back to the sport and participate in its ongoing development with the PPA. We look forward to seeing you on the road and at the events. NO PASSION, NO POINT.”

 “After the last league, we had several discussions with local racing cyclists as to the preferred format for the upcoming league,” said PPA CEO Robert Vogel, “and it was agreed that racing in the Vida League will be category-based. We look forward to seeing some strong racing in all the categories.”

Category 1 will draw from male cyclists 18 and older with a seeding of A or B. Category 2 will include male cyclists with a seeding of B or C, with D-seeded riders included should the maximum of 100 riders per category not have been reached, as well as racing female cyclists 18 and over. Category 3 will comprise of u/17 male riders as well as junior girls, while Category 4 will be for u/15 and u/13 riders (previously the ‘junior scholars’).

Prize money will be on offer for the top 3 riders in Category 1 and the top 3 female riders in Cat 2, while the top 3 riders in Categories 3 and 4 will win vouchers. Points will be accumulated during the series, with the top 3 riders in each category receiving podium medals and more at the end of the season.

The first event in the Vida League will take place on 13 August, with the Vida League finishing mid-November.

Entries will open by end-June. More information to follow. Enquiries: leagues@pedalpower.org.za.