Great news for Cape Town racing cyclists is that entries have opened for the new Vida League which starts in August. The new league series will follow a “Category racing” format and be contested over five road races, a criterium, 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. A dedicated leagues photographer will capture all the action.
Category 1 will draw from male cyclists 18 and older with a PPA seeding of A or B. Category 2 will include male cyclists with a seeding of B or C, as well as racing female cyclists 18 and over. Male cyclists with a PPA “D-seeding” will be able to enter Cat 2 should the maximum of 100 riders per category not have been reached. 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 events in the Vida League are as follows:
- Sunday 20 August 2017: Cape Point Time Trial
- Sunday 10 September 2017: West Coast Express
- Sunday 17 September 2017: PPA Cyclosportif # 3
- Sunday 24 September 2017: Individual Hill Climb
- Sunday 1 October 2017: PPA Cyclosportif # 4
- Saturday 28 October 2017: Durbie Dash
- Sunday 5 November 2017: Killarney Criterium
- Sunday 19 November 2017: PPA Cyclosportif # 5
“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. “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.”