135km Road Race - aQuellé Tour Durban

135km Road Race

The new long roads race will be made up of three laps on the fast 45km lap up and back on the M4 freeway, and will provide a thrilling challenge to the serious road rider!

  • Elite & U23 Men
  • Junior Men
  • 30 – 49 Vets
  • 50+ Vets
  • Charity batch
  • Open seeding groups

Route description:

Start on Masabalala Yengwa Ave (old NMR Ave) in northerly direction and make right turn at intersection to go past Durban Country Club
Merge onto the M4 Northbound and head towards Umdloti
Remain on M4 Northbound and travel past Durban North, Glanashley, La Lucia and Umhlanga Rocks
Remain on M4 Northbound and travel through traffic circle at Sibaya
At Umdloti Bridge, make a 180 Degree turn at demarcated turn point on M4 and stay on M4 Southbound in the direction of Durban
Remain on the M4 Southbound until intersection with Sandlile Thusi (old Argyle Road)
Right turn onto Sandile Thusi
Right turn onto offramp from Masabalala Yengwa Ave (old NMR Ave) and travel along Masabalala Yengwa past Moses Mabhida contraflow northbound
Right turn at intersection to go past Durban Country Club
Merge onto the M4 Northbound to start second lap and head towards Umdloti
Remain on M4 Northbound and travel past Durban North, Glanashley, La Lucia and Umhlanga Rocks
Remain on M4 Northbound and travel through traffic circle at Sibaya
At Umdloti Bridge, make a 180 Degree turn at demarcated turn point on M4 and stay on M4 Southbound in the direction of Durban
Remain on the M4 Southbound until intersection with Sandlile Thusi (old Argyle Road)
Right turn onto Sandile Thusi and cross over Masabalala Yengwa Ave (old NMR Ave)
Right turn at onramp onto Masababala Yengwa Ave and start the next lap.
On the final lap finish outside Moses Mabhida Stadium in northerly direction.

PROVISIONAL TIMES

  • First start at 05h45
  • Last group to start projected at 06h15 (dependent on entries)
  • Riders must complete 1st lap of 45km by 08h30 (allows for average speed of 18km per hour)
  • Riders must complete 2nd lap of 45km by 11h15 (allows for average speed of 18km per hour)
  • Race cutoff at finish area at 14h00

Profile of each 45km lap