aQuellé Tour Durban teams up with Gooderson Leisure for some big prizes13/04/2023
Message from the Event Director25/04/2023
DURBAN – There will be a few extra races within the main 110km race at this year’s aQuellé Tour Durban on May 14, with road cyclists of all capabilities able to win prizes in the CMH Nissan and Renault Ballito King of the Mountain and Sprint competitions.
There will be two different King of the Mountain (KOM) sites on the route, providing three opportunities for the top climbers to pick up points for the KOM competition which will then be totalled to decide the 2023 CMH Renault Ballito King of the Mountain.
The Captur KOM presented by CMH Renault Ballito will be situated at the top of the M41 on the second lap at about 54km. This short, sharp climb up from the M4 comes exactly halfway into the race and could also be a climb where riders might try and make an early race-winning break.
The Captur KOM presented by CMH Renault Ballito is situated at the highest elevation of the route, which is also at the top of the longest climb. This KOM is situated just after the Sibaya circle, after riders have completed the climb out from the Umhlanga River crossing. Riders can pick up points here on the first and third loops of the 110km route.
For the slower riders who do not have a power-to-weight ratio that allows them to fight for KOM points, there will be lucky draw prizes on offer with a charity donation at registration all that is needed for riders to qualify for the hampers supplied by the CMH Nissan and Renault Ballito.
All riders who buy a charity sticker for the front of their helmet, regardless of the event they have entered, will be eligible for the CMH Nissan and Renault Ballito King of the Mountain prize draw. Photographers at the KOM points will take photos of riders as they reach the top of the respective climbs and winners will be selected from those photos.
The speedsters also have an opportunity to collect points and win prizes based on their sprint speed, with the Magnite Sprint brought to you by CMH Nissan Ballito following a similar format as the KOM competition. There will be one sprint point early in the race route which will provide riders with an opportunity on each of the three laps of the route to collect points.
Backmarkers can also challenge their mates to a sprint and if they have bought the charity sticker will be eligible for another lucky draw prize hamper from the CMH Group.
As with the KOM competition, any riders in the 28km, 42km or 110km events will be eligible for the lucky draw prizes if they have purchased a charity sticker at registration.
“We are excited to be able to add to the excitement of the aQuellé Tour Durban by introducing the King of the Mountain and Sprint competitions,” said Stuart Singleton, Dealer Principal of CMH Nissan and Renault Ballito.
“The versatile Renault Captur and Nissan Magnite are both vehicles that incorporate so many of the attributes needed by a cyclist to win the KOM or sprint competitions. Features such as power and efficiency are found in both these vehicles, as well as the riders who are likely to win the points on May 14th.”
“For that reason we think there is a synergy with these two vehicles providing the motivation for the top climbers and speedsters to race for their prestigious KOM and Sprinter titles at Durban’s favourite cycling event.”
The race registration for all aQuellé Tour Durban events will take place at Cycle Lab at Cornubia Mall on Friday and Saturday May 12th and 13th.