All systems go for Cape Town Cycle tour, says race director

Everything is in place to ensure the success of the 40th annual Cape Town Cycle Tour, says race director David Bellairs.

Sunday 12 March will see the 35 000 local and international cyclists line up in Hertzog Boulevard to tackle the 40th annual Cape Town Cycle Tour.

The Cycle Tour is one of Cape Town’s biggest sporting attraction – as it’s the world's largest individually timed cycle race.

Bellairs says, despite some strong winds that knocked over stands located at the Expo at Cape Town Stadium, everything is running smoothly.

Things are going very well. We're very pleased. Things on the route are looking fantastic.

David Bellairs

He says cyclists are anticipating south easterly winds, but will be prepared for whatever comes.

Bellairs has commended the City of Cape Town for its support.

He talks about the weather forecast, the route, road works, parking for participants and the best view points for spectators.

Take a listen:

Meanwhile, author Tim Brink talks about the history of the Cape Town Cycle Tour.

Brink has written a new authorised history of the event, which has been published by MapStudio.

The book is called Cape Town Cycle Tour, and Bellairs has described it as the best-researched and referenced history of the iconic event to date.

Take a listen:

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