Main sponsor announced for inaugural international cycling event, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal 2 – 7 February 2008
International riders that competed in the UCI B World Champs, held earlier this year in Cape Town, are seen here being put through their paces on a demanding race route. Pietermaritzburg and the KZN midlands are about to get an inaugural UCI 1.1 status international cycling event with three international confirmed teams competing in the Intaka Tech World’s View Challenge, taking place next year in February. Confirmed teams are Liquigas, Milram and Team Barloworld. South African cycling hero and Team Barloworld rider, Robbie Hunter who won the 11th stage of this years Tour de France, will be competing in this first ever UCI International cycling event on the African continent.
The Intaka Tech World’s View Challenge has been given a phenomenal boost with Cape Town-based engineering company, Intaka Tech, coming on board as title sponsor for the UCI 1.1 status international cycling event, occurring in Pietermaritzburg from 2 – 7 February 2008.
The Intaka Tech World’s View Challenge is the inaugural premier international road cycling event that will be taking place among the rolling terrain of the KZN midlands. For Intaka Tech, this isn’t the first time that they have supported a major cycling event, as they were the primary sponsor of the 2007 UCI B World Championships that took place in Cape Town earlier this year.
Intaka Tech has been established in both Southern Africa, with its head office in Cape Town and operating out of Cape Town over the last four years. They work in the field of industrial water purification and oxygen generation, with more than 200 units currently in operation in local hospitals and rural communities, in both the private and public sector, throughout South Africa.
South African based Dr Gaston Savoi, who is the Chairman of Intaka Tech, is extremely upbeat about being associated with this significant sporting event in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal, “I have always admired South Africa. People don’t realise what they have here, there is so much to be proud of, including this fantastic opportunity which enables South Africa to be an integral part of the international cycling community! We can only grow from this relationship.”
The event organisers are delighted to have the support of Intaka Tech. Alec Lenferna.