Last year 16 young riders were selected at the Cape Rouleur Young Rider Prologue to join Team Bäckstedt HotChillee in 2017/2018.
These riders took part in Wattbike UCI performance testing at Velokhaya, rode with the Dimension Data World Tour Team in Cape Town and in July this year two will compete in the HotChillee LONDON-PARIS, watch the Tour de France finish in Paris and race with Team Bäckstedt HotChillee in Europe.
Team Bäckstedt HotChillee ride with Dimension Data – (photo Francis Cade)
There are up to 100 places for young riders to race the 7.8km Cape Rouleur Young Rider ITT Prologue. Eight riders will be selected for the 2018/2019 programme from the U16 or Junior categories. U23 riders are welcome to race, however will not be eligible for programme selection.
2018/2019 riders will be monitored by UCI Wattbike performance tests, have the opportunity for one-on-one training support and guidance of Paris-Roubaix winner and British Cycling coach Magnus Bäckstedt as well as have the opportunity to compete with Team Bäckstedt HotChillee at events in SA and Europe.
Bäckstedt HotChillee riders competing in the HotChillee LONDON-PARIS GC Competition.
The programme will be supported by the PPA, CSA, Wattbike, Rainmaker, the Western Cape Government, Velokhaya and Lassen Sports. For more information about the programme please click here.
The Prologue will take place on Sunday 4th March from the Protea Hotel, Franschhoek.
13.15-14.15 – Sign On
14.15 – Rider briefing and escort to start
14.45 – Rider Prologue
16:45 – Rider Results
Any riders not arriving in time for Sign On will not be allowed to ride
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
All riders under 18 will need to be registered by a parent or guardian.
Places available on a first come first served basis.
Please note that this invitation is only to ride the Prologue, not the whole Cape Rouleur.
Team Bäckstedt HotChillee Rider Ashleigh Parsons, 2017 Junior National Road Champ