July 16, 2024

Amashova Durban Classic 2022 has a fresh spring in its step

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The Amashova Durban Classic will be refreshed for 2022 with new hydration partner, aQuellé, which recently signed on as the Official Hydration Partner to the race. aQuellé will keep the riders and officials hydrated with its natural spring water, delicious soft drinks range KHULA and new ViV Power & Sports drinks.

“We’re delighted to welcome aQuellé to the Shova family,” says Annie Batchelder, race director for the Amashova Durban Classic. “To have a proudly South African brand on our journey with us to bring the race back to its pre-COVID capacity is keeping us moving toward our goal of reaching 15 000 riders.

“The Amashova may be a local event, but attracts riders from across the country and provides a complete lifestyle experience for the participants and families alike. There is so much to look forward to, including: a lifestyle expo, post-race hospitality and, of course, a top-class cycling event on the well-known route between Pietermaritzburg and Durban (with full-road closure).”

Flash Sponsorship, which negotiated the deal on behalf of Amashova, believes the natural spring water brand from the heart of KwaZulu-Natal is a perfect match for the locally loved family cycling event. “Over and above their well-known aQuellé water, recently launched aQuellé Viv Sport has some really great-tasting flavours and functional design elements that align to the Amashova’s approach to being innovative – proving a quality event for their riders and partnering with brands who put the consumer at heart,” says Flash business director, Gill Fraser.

Director of aQuellé, Nico Bosman, shares his thoughts on the new partnership: “The Amashova is a race loved by the riders, families and fans along the route and we are excited to be a part of the oldest road classic cycle race in SA. We look forward to refreshing the cyclists with aQuellé’s new range of sports drinks at the finish this year and spreading joy along the way.”

The 36th edition of the Amashova Durban Classic will take place on 23 October 2022 and you can enter here.

Potential partners can contact Gill on gill@flashsponsorship.com to discuss how the Amashova can deliver on their business objectives and how they can be a part of this classic race.

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