Can riders collect race numbers on the morning before the start of the first stage?

No, riders have to collect their race numbers and race packs at registration at ASG Concept Store (Laborie Centre, Main Road, Paarl): 10:00 – 17:00. NO EXCEPTIONS

When will I receive all my race merchandise?

Riders who purchased any of the ASG Sport specials that were made available to entrants as well as Tour of Good Hope cycling jerseys, will be able to collect these items at registration.

Where do riders affix race numbers?

Riders have to affix their back numbers to the left and right pockets of their cycling jerseys with safety pins and also attach frame number to the seatpost of their bicycles with cable straps.

How will riders be identified at dinner and lunch functions?

Each rider will receive a Tour of Good Hope wristband which riders must have on their wrists for the duration of the event.

Is there a service available for the transport of vehicles?

Please refer to Transport & Shuttles for stage 1 and 3, while stage 2,4 and 5 will be the riders own responsibility to arrange transport to and from the start/finish.

 

Will there be a daily merchandise store?

Unfortunately not. However, the start of Stage 5 will be right by The ASG Store at The Laborie Centre where there will be a variety of merchandise available. 

Are Tri bars allowed?

Yes, Tri-Bars and Time Trial bikes are allowed in the Time Trial

Who is timing the event and how is timing done?

RaceTec is the official time keeper of the 2020 Tour of Good Hope.

How does servicing and feeding work during the race?

While cyclists are on the race route, the race organisation is facilitating well stocked waterpoints on the route as well as neutral service vehicles.  These vehicles are there if you’d like to pop in extra wheels but are not there to facilitate feeding.
Any rider/team are permitted to have one team vehicle follow them if the driver is in possession of a valid CSA team manager’s license.  Entrants without team vehicles, will have to stop at waterpoints on route to fill up. Riders in the TG bunch will not be allowed support besides the neutral support and sweep vehicles.  Team/Support vehicles may not assist a rider in any way with drafting. If a rider’s team vehicle is seen transgressing, the rider will immediately be disqualified and taken off the start list for the following day.  Please note that feeding will not be in the first 50km nor in the last 20km, depending on weather conditions.

How do arrangements work off the bike?

Off the bike, the Tour of Good Hope is a self service tour. This means riders are expected to get to the start line every day by themselves and once they’ve completed the stage, they have to get themselves and their bags to their overnight spot themselves.

How will daily prize giving work?

Top three finishers of the stage, for each of the categories – Amateur Teams, Mens 30+, 40+ 50+, Ladies, Juniors and Elites – except TG group will be called for the daily podium presentation.  Only the leaders in the general classification, King of the mountain and sprinters jersey will be called daily.