South Africa's premier Road Stage Race

The Bestmed Tour of Good Hope is South Africa's premier road stage race with its race headquarters at the Mandela Legacy Correctional Facility in Paarl in the jewel of South Africa's Western Cape Province – the Cape Winelands. The race incorporates five days of racing from 5-9 March 2018 with a participant limit of 750 riders over a total distance of 490KM, with 5218M of vertical ascent.

Official host city: Paarl

Paarl, in the heart of the Cape Winelands region of South Africa, is the official host city for the 2018 Bestmed Tour of Good Hope, presented by Scicon and the City of Drakenstein.

Title sponsor: Bestmed

Cycling is an individual, professional or family sport. Bestmed believes in encouraging all people to be more active and enjoy what cycling has to offer. Their sponsorship of such a highly coveted race is one way in which they hope to make a big difference in opening up the sport to enthusiasts of every level.

2018 Bestmed Tour of Good Hope

5-9 MARCH 2018
5 STAGES – 490KM – 5218M ASCENT

Presented in the week leading up to the Cape Town Cycle Tour the 2018 Bestmed Tour of Good Hope see the convergence of all of South Africa’s finest road cyclists and some of the world’s best. In an exciting race format, comprising of a central race village hub at the Nelson Mandela Legacy Correctional Facility, the 490km race includes 5218m of vertical ascent, encompassing five days of racing through this wonderful location in the Cape Winelands.

Through basing itself in Paarl/Franschhoek valley, the costs and logistical issues facing riders are significantly reduced. Traveling and accommodation are both simplified and cheapened, while the incorporation of some of the best and most famous cycling routes and mountain passes in the Western Cape distinguishes this race from all others in South Africa.

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