South African nationals start tomorrow

South Africa's Herald Online reports Nelson Mandela will play host to the South African national road championships, which begin tomorrow (Thursday) until June 4 in Altona.

According to the Herald, over 800 cyclists have registered for the championships, which commence with the national time trial championship on Thursday. On Friday and Saturday, the schools events will take place, followed by the men's and women's road races on Sunday.

In the women's road race, Anriette Schoeman, who recently won her division in the Cape Argus Cycle Tour for the fifth time, is vying for a record eighth championship on Sunday. "Team tactics will play a major role in the outcome of the event," Schoeman said. "It will be left to the team manager to decide who is singled out in the team to go for the win. The only important aspect is that we as Team Proline Computers, take the national title."

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