WHAT IS THE NATIONAL
ROAD CYCLING SERIES?
The DEL FORNO ROAD CYCLING SERIES leverages the existing South African Road Cycling calendar, with over twenty 1-Day Classic Races, six Multi-stage Tours and the SA National Championships and, covering over 4 500km of racing and more than 50 000m of vertical elevation.
Support SA Talent tracks and ranks over 1 000 athletes on leader boards – in the Junior, U23 / Elite Mens/ Ladies and, Vets A and B Mens categories. Our goal is to recognise SA’s top South African Road Cycling Teams and Athletes and, to provide information that will guide selections for the SA National Team.
Points are awarded to Athletes and Teams, based on the final results from each of the selected events (as provided by the race organizer) and accumulated throughout the annual race season. At the end of the Series, winners are recognized at our ROAD CYCLING SERIES AWARDS EVENT, hosted by Phil Liggett.
In addition to recognising local talent, each week we publish the overall standings of other South African athletes who are achieving notable results on the World Stage, including the UCI Rankings of these athletes.
A R250 or more donation into the Phil Liggett Foundation gets your name featured on the Leaderboards and, our Hall of Fame. 25% of these donations go into a Prize Purse, for the 2021 Season.
As a result of Covid-19, the DEL FORNO Road Cycling Series was put on hold from March 2020, with the leaderboards frozen as at 30 March 2020 and reinstated again in September 2020.
With the postponement of events worldwide, Support SA Talent launched the DEL FORNO Virtual Racing Series using its own event on the Zwift Platform. More than 260 registered participants raced for over 17 weeks. This Series will start again in Winter 2021.
Life’s a climb but the view is great!
ROAD CYCLING SERIES AWARDS
The following Awards Categories are recognised each year:
- SERIES WINNER – top performing athlete for the road cycling season, in Ladies and Men Junior and U23 / Elite and Vets A and B Men categories.
- BEST YOUNG RIDER – top performing U23 Ladies and Men in SA for the season.
- BEST 1-DAY CLASSICS RIDER – best Junior and U23 / Elite Men riders in 1-Day Classics.
- BEST TOUR RIDER – top performing Junior and U23 / Elite Men riders in Tours.
- MOST VALUABLE RIDER – the rider that contributes most toward the overall success of the team, as voted by Team Managers after each event in the Series.
- BEST SA TEAM – LOCAL – top SA team in in the U23 / Elite Ladies and Men and Vets A and B Men categories.
- BEST SA TEAM – UCI – top performing CSA-registered team in the U23 / Elite Men category competing in UCI events.