Win an All-Expenses Paid Trip to the Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic with the Gran Fondo World Tour ®!

Free trip for one person to South Africa to participate in Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic on 20 October 2019, including flights, hotel, transfer, VIP event registration, and additional safari day after the event!

Oldest Road Classic Cycling Event In South Africa is the big final event of 2019 Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series

The expanding global Gran Fondo World Tour ® (GFWT) series is looking to better understand cyclists' event experiences and requirements.

They would be extremely grateful if you could complete this simple and convienient survey.

It should take around 5-10 minutes to complete (depending on your responses).

All completed surveys will be entered into a prize draw, to win:

  Free trip for one person to South Africa to participate in Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic on 20 October 2019, including flights, hotel, transfer, VIP event registration, and additional safari day after the event.

  3 x event registration to any event of Gran Fondo World Tour 2019 or 2020, including GFWT cycling kit (jersey and shorts)

  If you complete all parts of this survey, they will add your name into the prize draw twice, doubling your chances of winning!

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The survey will close at 18:00 CET on 6 September 2019.

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About the Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic

The Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic began in 1986 and has been successfully taking place in South Africa’s province of Kwa-Zulu Natal for the past 31 years – making it SA’s oldest ‘classic’ cycling race. 

There have been lots of exciting additions and improvements to this established race with one of the main attractions is that it forms part of the prestigious Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series. The Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic will be the first and only race hosted in Africa in the prestigious race line-up.

The Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic is the series finale of 2019 Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series.

6 Nights Travel Package

A very challenging 160km route has been added to the already very popular 106km, 65km and 35km race distances. The distance has been well received by locals and makes the Tsogo Sun Amashova one of very few races in South Africa to offer this kind of extreme distance. The hills and overall profile of the Richmond area will push the limits of the brave cyclists prepared to take on the challenge.

Apart from these two main announcements, there are also a number of other things to look forward to for cyclists and spectators. One of these is a comprehensive Expo taking place prior to race day that will see a number of top brands, products and services geared towards healthy living and cycling showcasing their goods to the public. The venue for this year’s race number pick up and late entries has also been changed to the luxurious Southern Sun Elangeni & Maharani Hotelon Durban’s beach front.

Some things that haven’t changed for this year’s race is the full road closurse on one of the most picturesque and challenging routes from Pietermaritzburg to Durban. The day will also still lends itself to the overall enjoyment of cyclists and spectators alike with fantastic food and festivities to be had on the route as well as live music and an array of food stalls offered post-race on the Suncoast Casino Hotels & Entertainment lawns.

Although the Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic is regarded by competitive cyclists as an important event on their cycling calendar, it’s also gained the reputation to be a wonderful event for social cyclists.

Entries are open to anyone with a bike!

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6 Nights Travel Package

About the 2019 Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series

The overall cash prize money will again be $36,000 USD, and will be extended to award the top 5 men and women overall.

Participants need to complete at least 3 events to be eligible for the overall cash prizes. This is to support the growth of participation in series events and help support the growth of international participation too.

The new Gran Fondo World Championship ® One Day race in North America, will have cash prizes of $3,000 USD for the over all winners,  the destination for 2019 will be Rollfast Gran Fondo in Carmel, Indiana, USA. The Rollfast Gran Fondo is part world tour series, so points will count for the final overall series ranking. 

2019 Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series Calendar

The 2019 series represents the widest calendar in Gran Fondo Series to date that will attract a global participation of around 50,000 participants, with events across more than 20 countries worldwide.

23-24 - Gran Fondo World ® by Ride with GPS (worldwide) - NEW DESTINATION
16 - Saddleback Gran Fondo (California, USA)
31 - Gran Fondo Nice-Côte d'Azur (France) NEW DESTINATION
5-7 - Epic Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain) - NEW DESTINATION
15 - Gran Fondo Firenze (Italy) - NEW DESTINATION
19 - Cyclotour du Léman (Léman, Switzerland)
25 - Giant Seorak Gran Fondo (South Korea)
2 - Continental Ciclobrava Sea Otter Europe (Girona, Spain) 
9 - Tour of Zhetysu - Gran Fondo Kazakhstan
22-23 - Styrkeproven (Norway) 
12-14 - Trilogy de Mauriene (French Alps)
20 - Prospera Valley Gran Fondo (BC, Canada) - NEW DESTINATION
4 - Blue Water International Gran Fondo (Canada)
7-8 - Gran Fondo Silk Road (Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan) - NEW DESTINATION
15 - Rollfast Gran Fondo (USA) Gran Fondo World Championship 
20 - Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic (South Africa) - SERIES FINALE