Acsis professional cycling team rider Luthando Kaka will lead the South Africa National Team in Cameroon's African Continental Cycling Tour on November 8 - 11. The event will be the fifth occasion that Kaka has represented the nation at an international event.
Male and female riders from several African countries – including Cameroon, South Africa, Rwanda, Zambia, Morocco and Ivory Coast – will participate in the tour. The event comprises a 7.5 kilometre closed circuit race and an Individual Time Trial event. The closed circuit race route for female cyclists will cover a distance of 74 km and for male riders, 133 km.
According to the organizing committee, the African Continental Cycling Tour is a qualifying event for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and the next two UCI Road World Championships in Italy (2008) and Switzerland (2009).
South African squad for African Continental Tour: Luthando Kaka, Daniel Spence, Nolan Hoffman, Hanco Kachelhoffer, Johan Rabie, Jay Thomson, Marissa van der Merwe, Yolandi du Toit, Lynette Burger, Arien Torsius and Anriette Schoeman.