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Media Release - Sponsors Support Tour de Limpopo

April 19, 2018

The Tour de Limpopo – which will be staged in Limpopo from 22-26 April 2018 – has taken literally many man hours to plan and prepare and an even greater number of hours to present and manage. An event like this is not possible without the vision and support of our financial partners and sponsors.

Cycling South Africa wishes to extend a special thank you to Limpopo Tourism Agency, for making the event a distinct possibility.

Limpopo Tourism Agency is the race event’s main founding partner and the main driver behind the event. The province’s vibrant tourism team has been instrumental in making the tour happen with the aim of providing Limpopo direct and indirect economic spend as well as international coverage for the province. Thank you, Limpopo Tourism Agency – cycling teams from across the globe will discover that there is “more to enjoy” in Limpopo!

Car rental company, Europcar South Africa, has been a consistent sponsor to Cycling South Africa over the past few years, supporting various cycling events that have been staged around the country. Once again, they have come to the fore and supplied the Tour de Limpopo with all the team and support vehicles, serving the event as the official logistics partner. From national championships to continental championships, and the high-status UCI events that have been hosted in South Africa – including the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup events and the 2017 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships – Europcar has been a prominent supporting sponsor in cycling.

Hotel@Tzaneen has offered the Tour de Limpopo special rates during the three nights that the race descends upon Tzaneen. Offering premium accommodation in the Tzaneen area and conveniently located in the centre of town and close to local businesses and the major roads, Hotel@Tzaneen is the obvious choice for long or overnight accommodation requirements, suitable for business travellers or holiday makers. Rooms are available in standard, family room, or loft apartments. The hotel also has facilities for functions and conferences.

ZZ2 will provide much-needed refreshment to participants after each day’s gruelling stage. The South African farming enterprise has their main operation situated in Limpopo. Cyclists will quench their thirst and replenish nutrients with the 100% Romanita Tomato Juice, which is preservative free and contains no added sugar or water. ZZ2’s fresh tomato juice is a first for South Africa and is the only freshly produced tomato juice made from tomatoes that are grown in line with ZZ2’s strict Nature Farming® philosophy. Ready to drink in 330ml or 750ml sizes.

Audi Centre Polokwane has shown their support for the prestigious cycling stage race and will be supplying the vehicles for race officials. Their support for the race has extended beyond their luxury vehicles as they will also be looking after our VIPs. Select your next dream car from a large range of new and pre-owned vehicles and book a test drive – their dynamic team are ready to take your call.

Thank you SA Sport and Cargo for the support in providing branded Thule EnRoute 21L Triumph 2 back packs to competitors as part of the event package.

The role of sponsors in sport is critical, particularly in cycling. We wish to thank our sponsors, each and every one, for your generous contributions toward helping Limpopo Tourism Agency in collaboration with Cycling South Africa stage this event in the professional manner we so eagerly strived toward. Without your help this event would not be possible, and we trust that our partnership will continue for many years to come.

 

About the Tour de Limpopo

 The Tour de Limpopo is a four-day, UCI Africa Tour 2.2 stage race starting in the capital city of Polokwane, heading east to the town of Tzaneen, where riders will stay for three nights, before heading back to Polokwane on 26 April to finish the Tour at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

For further race information, visit www.tourdelimpopo.co.za.