The UCI's newest event on the global calendar, the 1.1 World's View Challenge scheduled to take place in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa from the February 2-7 2008, has received yet another boost after it announced yesterday that Intaka Tech has come on board as the title sponsor for the race.
The inaugural Intaka Tech World's View Challenge is South Africa's premier international road cycling event that will be taking place among the rolling terrain of the KwaZulu Natal midlands. For Intaka Tech, who produce industrial water purification and oxygen generators, 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.
Dr Gaston Savoi, Chairman of Intaka Tech, is extremely upbeat about being associated with the event, "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."
Confirmed international teams for the Intaka Tech World's View Challenge are Milram, Liquigas and Barloworld. The series is made up of five one-day races over six days. With R650 000 (US$ 93,000) in prize money and valuable UCI points on offer the event is set to be hotly contested.