ON THE ROAD #2
Thank you for entering the 2020 Takealot Tour of Good Hope! We are more than excited to host you in the first week of March! Our aim is to update you on important tour news on an ongoing basis. The festive season is almost upon us. Therefore, we thought you might need some valuable information before heading on holiday.
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).
Over and above these amazing prizes, Elite ladies and Men stand the chance of competing for prize money worth more than R90 000! To see the full allocation of these prizes, please see below:
90 DAYS & COUNTING
Can you believe it, you only have 3 months to get ready for the 2020 Tour! Think of it this way, you only have to stay focused on your training for 3 months, that’s not too hard to do?
To help you get ready, we thought that you might find the below articles beneficial, compliments of our partner HIGH5.
A knowledgeable and adaptable approach to training makes it easy to develop your bike fitness. This 12-week training plan is a good guideline for those that have already done some base miles and want to step up to a more challenging routine. This weekly schedule builds your endurance enabling you to really attack those final miles.
See our 12-week HIGH5 training guide below:
If you empty your carbohydrate reserves in one day’s riding, it’s almost impossible to fully re-fuel by the next day and you will start with a part-empty tank. You must make a major effort to focus on fuelling your carbohydrate reserves during and after each day’s riding. This is critical to consistent performance in multi day events.
See our HIGH5 nutritional guide below:
If you are traveling, please be safe, train hard and have an awesome festive season!
The TOGH Team.