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Tour de Boland

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Location:
South Africa - Western Cape
Event type:
Cycle Stage
Entries open:
Event dates:
3 Mar 2019 - 6 day event
± 23 weeks until event
Race Organiser:
Carinus Lemmer
Race Director:
Carinus Lemmer
Email:
carinus@tourdeboland.com
Website:

 

tour de boland

Tour de Boland

The Tour de Boland will have six stages, covering around 675km and a week of cycling through one of the best areas in the country. With an increased focus on riding rather than just racing, the organisers have devised Strava-based competitions for the ‘sportive’ participants.

What is a Sportive?
This Tour is different. The Tour de Boland is not stage race. It is a multi-day cyclosportive.

Definition
A cyclosportive, or often simply sportive, is a short to long distance, organised, mass-participation cycling event, typically held annually. The Italian term Gran Fondo is commonly used to describe this event.

Growing in popularity
Sportives have become a firm fixture on the worldwide cycling calendar in recent years, offering both seasoned racers and newcomers to the sport a challenge that can be as gruelling or straighforward as they wish.

What about the numbers?
The Tour de Boland puts a cap on the numbers. We don’t do mass-participation. Our total group will consist of no more than 100 individuals. This may be anywhere between 50 riders with their partners/spouses, or 100 riders without any partners. The ceiling we use is for your benefit and enjoyment. Smaller groups mean more personal attention.

All shapes and sizes?
Sportives appeal to riders of any experience or fitness level. Some riders will be looking for an element of competition, perhaps by signing up with a bunch of mates for a burn up, or trying to be in the first or fastest group to finish. Others, who might find road racing a little strenuous or elitist, can ride at a steadier pace and still enjoy the benefits of a ride with marked directions, feed stops and mechanical support.

 

Weather conditions

Season: Summer

Route Information

Distance:
680km
Ascent:
7200m

Terrain

Technical Rating:

Stage details

Day
Distance
Ascent
Route
1:
90km
780m
Riebeek West
2:
90km
981m
Riebeek West to Slanghoek
3:
130km
810m
Slanghoek to Montague
4:
161km
2063m
Montague to Ceres
5:
130km
1114m
Tulbach to Riebeek West
6:
78km
684m
Riebbeek Wesk to Stellenbosch

Entry Fee details

Entry pp from R4000

Package Self-catering Standard Upgraded Top Tier
Description Invitation only Default option Treat yourself The Very Best
Cost per rider R4,000 R12,000 R18,000 R32,000
Add non-rider None R7,500 R9,000 R16,000

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