Frequently Asked Questions
All other merchandise items which are included with entries will be handed to riders at registration along with their back numbers and frame numbers.
RaceTec is the official time keeper of the 2017 Tour of Good Hope.
While cyclists are on the race route, the race organisation is facilitating well stocked waterpoints on the route as well as one neutral service vehicle per group for the licensed vets/ladies and elite cyclists.
These vehicles are there if you’d like to pop in extra wheels but are not there to facilitate feeding.
Veterans/licensed ladies without team vehicles, will have to stop at waterpoints on route to fill up.
Entrants in the licensed vets/ladies and elite category are permitted to have one team vehicle follow them if the driver is in possession of a valid CSA team manager’s license.
Riders in the amateur category are also permitted to have a following vehicle, but this vehicle has to pull over to the side to hand riders bottles/eats.
These 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.
In the elite category, teams have to be a minimum of three riders to qualify for the team competition (first three riders across the line times to count towards teams competiton) and a maximum of eight starters.
There is no team competition in the Veterans bunches. Riders can ride with the same kit if they would like to be identified as such, but there is no team prize in this category – only individual general classification prizes in the various UCI age categories.
There is a team competition in the amateur bunches where riders who have entered in teams of 8 can battle it out for some bragging rights after the Tour. The times of the FOURTH FASTEST rider daily is tallied up to determine the team winner of this competition.
Riders in all categories – Amateurs, Vets 30+, 40+ 50+, licensed ladies, juniors and elites - who finish within the top three on the stage as well as the overall leader in the category need to avail themselves for the prize giving function, which will start a half hour before the depart of their bunch the following morning.