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Barloworld to race on 'home' soil

Susan Westemeyer
January 30, 2008, 0:00 GMT,
April 22, 2009, 18:37 BST
First Edition Cycling News, January 30, 2008
Robert Hunter (Barloworld)

Robert Hunter (Barloworld)

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Barloworld will race on 'home' soil next month, with the squad of South African origins to contest...

Barloworld will race on 'home' soil next month, with the squad of South African origins to contest the World's View Challenge. The five day event, from February 2-7, is a new UCI 1.1 rated series of road events in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands.

"It is not often that South African's have the opportunity to watch Team Barloworld in action on home soil," says Chris Fisher, Head of Corporate Marketing at Barloworld. "Some valued customers will have the opportunity to stay with the team and ride in the race cars".

The new series of events will be contested by UCI ProTour, UCI Professional Continental and National Teams, competing over a total of 588km. Confirmed international teams for the Intaka Tech World's View Challenge include Team Milram, Liquigas and Barloworld - a British-registered Professional Continental outfit that is based in Italy, but has strong ties to the South African region.

The series is made up of five one day races with different routes and distances each day, with a rest day between race days three and four. These teams will compete in the professional element of the event for valuable UCI ranking points as well as prize money.

Barloworld for Intaka Tech World's View Challenge: Robbie Hunter (RSA), Daryl Impey (RSA), Christian Pfannberger (SWI), John Lee Augustyn (RSA), Diego Caccia (ITA), Patrick Calcagni (SUI), Christopher Froome (KEN), Enrico Gasparotto (ITA) and Hugo Sabido (POR).

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