60 DAYS REMAINING TO ENTER
The event for 2020 will have two main race categories, individual and teams.
The individual event will be hosted in the following categories:
- Elite and U23 (no UCI team event for 2020)
- Junior Men
- Veteran Men 30 – 39
- Veteran Men 40 – 49
- Veteran Men 50+
- The Tour Group (TG)
Individuals will be starting in the groups specified above, each group’s race will be controlled by a CSA commissaire/s and CSA rules will apply. The only exception to this will be the inaugural TG group. The Tour Group have been created for those entrants that enjoy the challenge but would prefer to ride with friends. This group will effectively be racing for time and position, but not for leader’s jerseys. All individual categories will race an Induvial Time trial over 44km during stage 2, in the Slanghoek Valley.
King of the Mountain (KOM) and Sprint Competitions:
There will be KOM and Sprint points for all the above categories daily (except TG group), except for stage 2, the time trial. More information on actual points on offer and exact locations will be available in the race handbook, due early 2020
Top three finishers of the stage, for each of the above mentioned categories (exception TG group) will be called for the daily podium presentation. Only the leaders in the general classification (GC) of each category will be called daily and receive the leader’s jersey (yellow). On stages 1,3, and 4 the leaders in the King of the Mountain (KOM) and sprinters jerseys will also be called.
Final Podium Presentation:
Top three finishers of stage 5, for each of the above mentioned categories (exception TG group) will be called for the stage’s podium presentation. Top three finishers in the general classification (GC), the King of the Mountain (KOM) and sprinters jerseys will be called for the final podium presentation.
The team event will consist of teams minimum 4 and maximum 6 riders, and hosted in the following categories:
- Mens teams
- Mixed teams
- Ladies teams
Teams will be starting in the groups specified above, unless the final groups sizes are too small. In this instance CSA and the organisers reserve the right to group some of these categories together for safety and logistical purposes. The final decision on this will be made and communicated by the end of January 2020. Each group’s race will be controlled by a CSA commissaire/s and CSA rules will apply. All Teams will race a Team Time trial over 44km during stage 2, in the Slanghoek Valley.
Top three finishing teams of the stage, for each of the above mentioned categories will be called for the daily podium presentation. Only the leader (one rider) in the general classification (GC) of each category will be called daily and receive the leader’s jersey (yellow). The leading team will be handed a yellow number to wear as well, only to be worn on the days that they lead the category. On stages 1,3 and 4 the leaders (one rider per team) in the King of the Mountain (KOM) and sprinters jerseys will also be called. The leading team for each of these categories will be handed a red (KOM) or green (Sprint) number to wear as well, only to be worn on the days that they lead those categories.
Team Timing Calculations:
The time of the fourth rider on each day, including the Time Trial, will count towards the team’s general classification for the team competition (Mixed teams would be recorded only once the second lady of the team has finished a particular stage). KOM and Sprint points will be awarded similar to the individual race.
Changing Category Type
Entrants that entered as individual but would like to join / from a team need to mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the required information by no later than Wednesday 15 January 2020. There is no fee applicable in changing your category but any changes after this date might incur costs.
After the 2020 Olympic qualifying window has closed and much deliberation and consultation with Cycling SA, we have decided to revert to a standard CSA sanctioned event for the 2020 tour. The main difference is that there will be no UCI commissaires and that the Elite Race is open to all licensed Elite and Under 23 riders. The team competition will fall away in the Elite category but remain a strong focus in the amateur team competition.
TEAMS & INDIVIDUALS GO TO ITALY
Remember, at the 2020 Tour of Good Hope we will have amazing amateur team and individual category prizes to be won. The overall winners from all categories will be awarded a fully inclusive VIP trip to the famed Pinarello Granfondo in Italy (valued at almost R50 000 per rider, flights excluded). Everything that you need is included:
We don’t want you to come alone, so each category winner can bring their non-cycling partner too (included in prize).