BIG GUNS SURFACE FOR TOUR DURBAN SHOWDOWN
Another big field of cycling enthusiasts will take to the roads of Durban on Sunday 28 April at the 26th edition of the aQuellé Tour Durban presented by Bridge Fund Managers, with a number of big guns surfacing in late entries to spice up the elite challenge for the prestigious classic title.
Three times winner Nolan Hoffman, winner of the 2018 Cape Town Cycle Tour and a legend of the South African track racing scene, will be back for another crack at the title in the Team Enza colours.
"The Hoff" comes to Durban with a team that includes experienced cool-heads in David Maree and Steven van Heerden.
He will have to square up to the defending Tour Durban champion Gustav Basson (TEG Pro Cycling) who returns with his team mate Jason Oosthuisen to try and repeat their one-two of 2018.
Add to that mix the class of riders like Barzani's Tyler and Dusty Day, Dylan Girdlestone and Marc Pritzen (OfficeGuru Racing), the racing at the front will live up to the status of this Durban classic.
Local fans of the Tour Durban were gearing up to rally behind Kloof youngster Tiffany Keep, who after a storming solo second last year and an equally impressive third in the recent Cape Town Cycle Tour, was really looking forward to the race.
She has returned from a MTB XCO racing in Namibia in good form, only to fall badly, needing stitches to repair the damage and reluctantly forcing her to withdraw from her hometown major road race.
The big day on the Durban sporting calendar will see another huge field take on the 55km race that includes 15km of MTB off-road racing through the sugar cane plantations inland of the M4, while the well supported 45km Fun Ride up-and-back the M4 to Mdloti and back to the start and finish venue at the Moses Mabhida stadium always attracts a big field.
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