Buckle up for 2nd Annual Mpumalanga Cycle Tour

MBOMBELA – It’s all systems go for the 2nd Annual Mpumalanga Cycle Tour, which starts on January 12 in Loskopdam outside Middelburg and finish at Blyde Canyon January 17.

“We are excited to yet again host the Mpumalanga Cycle Tour, which brings together top cyclists. The tour acts as an opener of the road cycling season in the country,” says culture, sport and recreation spokesman, Sibongile Nkosi, whose department is the main sponsor of the race.

According to Nkosi, the six-stage race is bigger and better this year, which will see the tour going to Limpopo and it has attracted riders from United States of America and France. “The Mpumalanga Cycle Tour is only in its second year but it has already grown in stature and attracted overseas riders. As a department, we are also pleased that it has attracted 26 cyclists of colour,” adds Nkosi.

The tour will start with a gala dinner on Wednesday, January 11 in Forever Resort Loskopdam and the following day cyclists will battle it for top honours for Stage 1 (197 kilometres) from Loskopdam to eManzana.