Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series finishes in South Africa with Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic
11,000 participants complete the final event of Gran Fondo World Tour ® series in Durban South Africa
Carla Oberholzer won the 106 km ladies race while HB Kruger won the men's 160 km race 3h 44m averaging a fast speed of over 43 kph, both the final event winners.
11,000 participants completed the final event of Gran Fondo World Tour ® series in Durban South Africa that featured with 4 distances of 35-65-106 and 160 kms.
The event is the biggest Gran Fondo in South Africa, also recognised as the biggest one day cycling event in South Africa.
All distances finished on the Durban Promenade by the sea in front of Tsogo Sun Coast mall. The longer distances started in Pietermaritzburg and completed the historical distance of the Comrades Marathon, sharing the same start line in the city center.
Representing one of the most iconic events for all endurance sport fanatics in South Africa, hundreds of cyclists covered the 700 km distance between Johanesburg to Durban, starting on Wednesday, Thursday and the last leg on Sunday morning on Amashova Day. Marking it the "thing to do" on the African endurance sports calendar.
Celine Scharer (Switzerland) and Stephane Cognet (France) had solid Gran Fondo World Tour series leadership after all this years events and are the 2019 Gran Fondo World Tour winners. The final top 10 ranking will be updated next week as soon as all results are checked and will be announced by organization.
The new 2020 calendar will be revealed in the middle to end of November with all new destinations.
In 2019 the Gran Fondo World Tour ® Series, hosted an amazing 55,678 cyclists across all destinations and virtual events, with cyclists represented from all 5 continents and more than 54 nationalities, now regarded as one of the biggest Gran Fondo communities of the world .