Date 12 October 2019
The Takealot Satellite Classic gets a refresh in 2019 as organisers aim to attract a wide range of riders. The numerous changes to this event include a new race venue at Bekker High School in Magaliesburg, a change in the race distances, and a variation to the route that will take riders on a 106km loop around the Hartbeespoort Dam area. Riders will now ascend the infamous Hekpoort climb just 8km into the race, which should make it easier for the bulk of the riders and a potential gap for a long breakaway by the pros. The race remains a premier seeding event for the Cape Town Cycle Tour. Also on offer is a 31km race ideal for less experienced cyclists. For more info, visit www.satelliteclassic.co.za.