The Main Events

Bicycling (South Africa) - - REID BETWEEN THE LINES -

USSA

This 3- to 5- day tour is held an­nu­ally around June, at var­i­ous venues, to de­cide Uni­ver­sity Na­tional Cham­pi­ons, and it in­cor­po­rates both road and moun­tain bik­ing. It’s the big­gest na­tional event for com­peti­tors who are also pur­su­ing course­work. ussa. org. za

UNIVERSIADE

Held ev­ery two years, this is an in­ter­na­tional multi- sport event, or­gan­ised for uni­ver­sity ath­letes by the In­ter­na­tional Uni­ver­sity Sports Fed­er­a­tion ( FISU). The name is a com­bi­na­tion of the words ‘ Uni­ver­sity’ and ‘ Olympiad’, and the event is the pin­na­cle of uni­ver­sity sports. The most re­cent edi­tion was held in Taipei, Tai­wan. Cycling is not one of the 15 com­pul­sory sport­ing codes; how­ever, there are three op­tional sports, which his­tor­i­cally have of­ten in­cluded cycling.

VAR­SITY MTB CHAL­LENGE

Although ge­o­graph­i­cally ex­clu­sion­ary, it’s ex­cit­ing to see cor­po­rate spon­sors like FNB get be­hind a big in­ter­var­sity feud ( that’s UCT & Stel­len­bosch) in this an­nual two- day event held in Paarl. var­si­tymt­bchal­lenge. co. za

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