All systems go for the Cape Town Cycle Tour this weekend

Local and international cyclist have gathered in the Mother City for the Cape Town Cycle Tour this coming Sunday.

Cyclists who have entered the challenge and will attempt to conquer a 110 kilometres gruelling route which reaches 1220 metres in elevation.

Read: Will the weather hold out for the Cape Town Cycle Tour this weekend?

This 41st annual event will kick off at the historic Grand Parade precinct in the Cape Town CBD.

Sponsorship director at the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust David Bellairs says everything is going according to plan for the event.

We had our mountain bike event, our junior event and the expo is underway at the Cape Town Stadium as we speak.

David Bellairs, Sponsorship director - Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust

The main race is happening on Sunday morning and we are ready to rock and roll.

David Bellairs, Sponsorship director - Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust

Bellairs says they are expecting between 33 to 35 000 cyclists to be on the start line on Sunday. In terms of the weather, he says there will a southeasterly wind blowing on Sunday.

We are looking at the glass half full scenario as you are going to have that southeaster on your back for half of the route.

David Bellairs, Sponsorship director - Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust

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