22-26 April 2018

UCI 2.2 stage race & Masters Tour

Limpopo Tourism Agency

in partnership with Cycling South Africa

present the inaugural

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About the Race

The Tour de Limpopo will be a four-day stage race starting in the capital city of Polokwane, heading east to the town of Tzaneen, where riders will stay for 3 nights, before heading back to Polokwane on 26 April to finish the Tour at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

The Tour will consist of two races, one being a UCI Africa Tour 2.2 stage race, and a Veterans tour following the same routes and racing as the Elite race.

Elite Race

The Elite race will comprise of teams of six riders and three support crew. Continental Teams, National teams and Local regional/professional teams will be invited to participate in the tour. The Tour will be limited to a maximum of 20 Elite teams.

Teams will race it out for General Classification, sprinters jersey, king of the mountain jersey, best young rider and most aggressive rider, as well as overall team classification.

The format and route will be detailed below; prize money is per the UCI regulations and financial obligations. The tour is fully catered for teams for accommodation and meals, for riders and support staff.

Veterans Tour

The Veterans’ tour will also comprise of teams of six, with three support crew. Veteran teams can be made up of riders from minimum 19 years, and will have to have 50% representation of black riders. Cycling SA and Limpopo tourism would like teams to embrace the concept of a cohesive society, whilst providing a platform for mentoring and the unique cultural diversity that we all have to share.

Team entries into the Veterans tour will be R4,500 per rider, which includes all accommodation and meals for the duration of the tour for all riders and support crew.

Teams will race it out for General Classification, sprinters jersey, king of the mountain jersey, most aggressive rider, as well as overall team classification. Total prize money across the categorisations is set at R130,000.

Entries for the veteran tour will be through Cycling SA mobile app and website.


Race information

22 April 2018 – registration, team managers meeting, welcome dinner

23 April 2018 – Polokwane to Tzaneen – 96.4km, 1266m total vertical ascent

                                       2 x sprint hotspots and finish sprint time bonus

                                       1 x king of the mountains hotspot

Evening function – Daily prize giving

24 April 2018 – Tzaneen – University of Limpopo – via R81 back to Tzaneen – 175km, 2735m vertical ascent

                                        2 x King of the mountains hotspot

Evening function – Daily prize giving

25 April 2018 – Tzaneen – 46.3 Team Time trial

Evening function – Daily prize giving

26 April 2018 – Tzaneen – Polokwane – 116km, 2134m elevation gain

Overall Prize giving


Route Maps & Route Profiles

 STAGE 1

STAGE 1

 STAGE 2

STAGE 2

 stage 3

stage 3

 stage 4

stage 4