WELCOME TO A NEW STYLE OF RACING – it’s all about Team performance and crowning the BEST TEAM in professional cycling to #SupportSATalent.

DEL FORNO PRO RACING LEAGUE is a must-watch, must-attend, racing experience for cycling enthusiasts and sports fans, combining Women’s and Men’s Team Cycling, with a thrilling festival atmosphere. Launching in 2021, in the Cradle of Humankind, South Africa.

HOW IT WORKS?

Each Team has 6 riders, 5 riders are picked to race each discipline. Each discipline is raced on a short circuit, covered multiple times.

In the DEL FORNO DASH and DEL FORNO SUMMIT, the riders race for Team points on each lap and bonus points on selected laps. The Team with most points combined, wins that discipline.

The DEL FORNO HUNT, is a Team Time Trial Pursuit. The Team on the top of the leader board, after the first two disciplines starts last with the other Teams starting at fixed time intervals, based on their combined ranking from the DASH and the SUMMIT.

The first Team* to cross the finish line for the final time, wins the overall DEL FORNO SERIES. *4th rider.

THE DEL FORNO SUMMIT

The first stage of racing takes place on a short 7.15km circuit, with challenging gradients for the climbers. 10 laps and 10 chances to gather points. Like the DASH, the first ten riders for 10 laps score points, in laps 4 and 7, riders score DOUBLE POINTS. The Team with the most points wins the DEL FORNO SUMMIT.

THE DEL FORNO DASH

The DEL FORNO DASH takes place over multiple laps on a short predominantly flat, 6km circuit, which favours the strong rouleurs and fast sprinters.

There are 8 laps and 8 chances to score points. The first ten riders for 7 laps score points, in laps 2 and 5 riders score DOUBLE POINTS.

At the end of the race, the Team with the most points will win the DEL FORNO DASH.

AND, FINALLY THE DEL FORNO HUNT…

This is the decisive race. Teams are ranked by combining their scores from the first two races. The highest ranked Team after the first two days of racing, starts last in the DEL FORNO HUNT.

Teams are set off at fixed time intervals and, the Team which completes the DEL FORNO HUNT in the fastest time WINS. The Team that has the most points from all three events wins that DELFORNO PRO-RACING SERIES. The lap is a fast 19,7km with 199m of elevation.

To win the overall League, your Team must have the most points overall. In the event there is a tie, a final  HUNT will be held between the two Teams..

CONTACT: INFO@SUPPORTSATALENT.CO.ZA for more information.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The DEL FORNO PRO RACING LEAGUE is an initiative developed by Support SA Talent and is designed to further develop road cycling in South Africa, in the racing categories.

The League is only open to Men’s and Women’s Teams in the Junior, U23/ Elite categories and, the VA, VB and VC (Men’s only) categories as well as mixed teams, containing 4 Men and 2 Ladies. All participants must have a valid FULL RACING LICENSE.

To enter you must have set up your profile on the Support SA Talent Portal first. SET UP YOUR PROFILE HERE. You will then receive a link to enter your team.

You will be required to produce your valid CSA license or proof of provincial affiliation at registration.

For all the new CSA Racing and Licensing Rules and Regulations please visit the CSA website, click here