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MTN sponsors Giro del Capo

MTN will sponsor the South African stage race Giro del Capo in 2008. The March stage race is held on the Western Cape of the nation, and will consist of five road stages.

"With our sponsorship of the top South African professional team, MTN Energade, it is important for MTN to ensure that the country's premier stage race, the Giro del Capo, is also given the support it needs to grow," said Anthony Garstang, MTN SA Senior Manager.

"MTN is fully committed to the growth of cycling and our sponsorship of the sport is multi-dimensional reaching all the disciplines, road cycling, mountain biking and BMX," added Garstang. "The Giro del Capo is a high-profile race that's got local, African and international significance and we want to ensure this event improves each year."

The event holds UCI 2.2 ranking and has been staged since 1992. The event has been won on three occasions by local hero David George.

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