12 Nov, 2015

Western Cape takes President's Cup 2nd round

The Western Cape Province brought out all the stops at the second round of the Track Cycling Interprovincial and Grand Prix at the Bellville Velodrome on 6 and 8 November. Photo: Owen Lloyd

The Western Cape saw an influx of track action over the weekend, as the second round of the Interprovincial and Grand Prix Series took place at the Belville Velodrome, shortly after the South African National Omnium Champs, on 6 and 8 November 2015.

“The second round of the Presidents Cup (Interprovincial) was a great success, with the Western Cape in first place, Gauteng in second, and Free State in third,” said Cycling South Africa’s Track Cycling Commission Director, Johan Smith.

Smith went on to explain the reasoning behind combining Interprovincial and Grand Prix events. “The Interprovincial events give provinces the chance to select their best riders, to ride as a team.

“By sending them to each Interprov and GP, it gives the riders three chances a year to compete strength against strength. By having some of the greatest riders from each province competing, it really lifts the standard of track cycling. This brings many of the best riders in South Africa together on a regular basis,” he said.

Smith mentioned that the Grand Prix is a prestigious event, which then sees riders compete for individual victories. “By having these track meetings at the same time, we are able to see some of the country’s greatest riders who are there to represent their provinces, then compete for individual glory,” he added.

“The third and final Interprov and GP takes place in Gauteng in two weeks time,” Smith concluded.

For a full set of Interprov results, click here:

To see results of the Western Cape Grand Prix, click here: