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The route for the Tshwane Diamond Classic, which takes place on 26 May 2019 in association with the Cullinan Diamond Mine, has been finalised.

It represents a well-balanced challenge which is set to test the endurance limits of amateurs while the country’s professionals will have ample opportunity for fast paced, attacking racing over the feature 110km distance.

Since its incorporation into the Tshwane Metro, vast sections of the roads in and around Cullinan have been consistently resurfaced. Years ago, the town hosted many recognised road rides, but as road surfaces deteriorated it became less and less suited to hosting road races.

This has changed over the past few years and our route designer, David Labuschagne, has put together a delightful route which is safe, challenging, and which ticks all the boxes to make effective route control possible.

Labuschagne heads up Pretoria’s largest cycling club, The Bestmed Bicycle Company, and his club has committed to coming out in full force on race day.

The 110km route presents 1030metres of elevation gain and is mildly undulating, except for a sharp climb on the outskirts of Cullinan at the Cullinan Diamond Mine up to the 18km mark, which is set to stretch the bunches early on.

The race starts at the Baviaanspoort Correctional Facility on Zambezi Drive (R513) towards Cullinan and then routes from Cullinan towards Rayton and Bronkhorstspruit.

From Bronkhortspruit it loops back to Cullinan anti-clockwise to ensure predominantly left turns and then does a final loop around Cullinan before joining up with Zambezi Drive again to finish in the opposite direction to the start.

The 50km route presents 561metres of vertical ascent and cuts out the long-distance loop towards Bronkhorstspruit and back.

The split/join point for the two distances is in Cullinan.

To access the 110km Strava Route go to https://www.strava.com/routes/16875005

To access the 50km Strava Route go to https://www.strava.com/routes/16874877

TSHWANE DIAMOND CLASSIC – QUICK FACTS

Date: 26 May 2019

Time: 07h00

Venue: Baviaanspoort Correctional Facility, Pretoria (Zambezi Drive off-ramp R513 off N1 towards Cullinan)

Distances: 110km, 50km

Kids Rides (2-4 year-olds and 5-7 year-olds) and 5km Fun Walk: 08h00 (enter with a R10 donation at Rugby Stadium Race Office on the morning)

On-line entry fees:

110km: R350

50km: R250

Timed by RaceTec

To access the 110km Strava Route go to https://www.strava.com/routes/16875005

To access the 50km Strava Route go to https://www.strava.com/routes/16874877

The event caters for all categories of licensed CSA cyclists as well as open/seeded riders. Riders will be seeded in bunches according to the Cycle Events National Seeding Ladder.

Race info and entries:  www.hecticpromotions.co.za

Phone: 083 534 7979

Email: hecticpromotions101@gmail.com

RELEASED BY DE VILLIERS CYCLING EVENTS, ON BEHALF OF THE TSHWANE DIAMOND CLASSIC.

FOR MEDIA ENQUIRIES PHONE 083 269 7659 OR EMAIL DEVILLIERSCYCLING@MWEB.CO.ZA

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