Monday, October 22, 2012

Cinelli: Ready for 12,000KM Cairo to Cape Town

Cinelli is hosting a presentation for riders that are interested in participating in the 11,718 km Tour d'Afrique bicycle expedition and race from Cairo to Cape Town next year. This year there were four Cinelli "Racing Rats" models used in the event.

Meeting details:
October 27, 2012, at 1900
Hotel Colosseum
Via Sforza 10 - 00184 Roma
Tel. +39 06 4827228

Cinelli is preparing a new Bootleg model (the Race Rats fall under the Bootleg line) that will be used in the event. Cinelli will also be auctioning a Hoy Hoy Rats bicycle to support the Tour d'Afrique Foundation.

The Tour d'Afrique features 94 cycling days or stages, averaging 123 km each, broken up by 25 rest days and 2 days of ferry boat travel for a total of 121 days in traversing Africa from north to south. Stages range from 80 km on rough terrain to more than 180 km on the best paved roads.

In summary, the route will challenge you physically and mentally like no other - and reward you with scenes of unsurpassed splendor and an incomparable feeling of accomplishment. Traveling through 10 countries in all, you will cycle along the Nile past ancient temples, through the Sudanese desert, and up and down the biblical landscapes of Ethiopia's rugged Simian Mountains. After crossing the Equator in Kenya, you will pedal past legendary Mount Kilimanjaro, to Lake Malawi, Victoria Falls, and along the edges of the magnificent Kalahari and Namib deserts, en route to the finish of your epic journey in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa.

More information at: (a Cinelli site)

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