The Route

The route presents the perfect mix for a five day road stage race with two relatively flat stages (stages 1 and 5), two queen stages with ample climbing (stages 3 and 4) and a 25km Time Trial (stage 2).


Stage 1

START AT NELSON MANDELA LEGACY
T-Junction right turn at 5.7km.
Level crossing at 6.7 km
At 16.3km left onto to Klapmuts at Vrede en Lust R45
At 24.9km traffic light right turn onto R44
HOTSPOT at 30km
At 42.4km left turn after Windmeul Kelder on Ou Paardeberg
At 51.4km T-Junction right turn
At 59km T-Junction right turn onto R45
HOTSPOT at 65km
At 69.4km straight  R44 (4-way stop)
At 76km T Junction Turn Left onto R45 Paarl Main Rd 
At 78.5km Turn Left Optenhorst rd 
At 79km Turn Right Bergriver Blvd 
At 81.5km Turn Left at 2nd exit of Traffic Circle . Market St
At 82.1km Straight over Traffic Circle , take 2nd exit into Langehoven 
At 83.6km Turn Right into Lustegaan Rd
At 88.4km Turn Left at T junction into R301
FINISH at 98 km

Stage 3

START AT NELSON MANDELA LEGACY - NEUTRAL ZONE FOR 1ST 5.6KM TO T JUNCTION 
After 5.6 km turn left on the R45 towards Franschoek . Racing Starts !
After 8.4 km at the stop street turn left on the R45 towards Villiersdorp
KOM at 15.3 km – Mont Rochelle – (positions 1 – 5)
After 33.2 km turn left on the R321 towards Villiersdorp
HOTSPOT at 41 km – Hermanus sign R43/N2
HOTSPOT at 77.2 km on the bridge
At 90 km turn Right onto Durban Rd R43
At 90.1km Turn Left onto Trappers St
At 92.2km  Straight at Traffic Circle , Take 2nd Exit 
At 92.6 km  Turn Left at the onramp onto the N1 Highway 
At 95.4 Turn Left onto the R101 
At 110km HOTSPOT in front of Du Toits Cellars
At 113km T Junction Left Turn onto N1 Highway towards Paarl 
At 123km Take Left Slip Rd to Paarl (alternate Route R101) 
At 133km Finish At Viewpoint on top of Du Toits Kloof Pass

Stage 2

STAGE 2  TIME TRIAL
The TT stage is 25km and takes place in Northern Paarl on quiet roads with broad shoulders.
Boland Agricultural School hosts the Time Trial start and finish and will also be in charge of the rider lunch serving on the day. 
The school is excited to host South Africa’s premier road stage race!
The route starts off gently, exiting the school and turning left before heading predominantly downhill to the R44. 
Then it’s a left turn towards Wellington for a 2km stint on the R44 (this road boasts a 2m wide shoulder) before making another left turn on the Ou Paardeberg Road. 
The Ou Paardeberg road is quiet and represents 10km of hard work on a gradual consistent rise before another left turn which signals a fast section back to finish line back at the school. 
The total ascent on the circuit is 283m and riders only do left turns all the way around.


Stage 4

START AT NELSON MANDELA LEGACY AND TAKE A LEFT TURN ONTO R301
Neutral zone ends at right turn – Die Vlei. Race starts at 0 km
At 3.0 km turn right Sonstraal Rd (Denneboom)
At 5.0 km over the N1 and turn right on the R101 towards Worcester onto Du Toits Kloof Pass
KOM at 19.2 km – at the big tree at the view point (Positions 1 – 5)
After 39 km turn right on the R101 towards Rawsonville
After 45 km turn left towards Slanghoek
HOTSPOT at 54 km - Slanghoek cellars
At 66 km single lane bridge - BEWARE
At 67 km turn left on the R43 towards Ceres
At 70 km turn left on the R301 towards Bainskloof Pass
At 72.8 km another single lane bridge – BEWARE
KOM at 86 km – Bainskloof sign (Positions 1 – 5) at the Lodge
At 99.5km Turn Right onto Kollege Rd 
At 100km Take 2nd Exit into Addy Rd at Traffic Circle 
At 102km Turn Left at Oakdene Sign 
At 103.5km Turn Left at T Junction onto R45
At 105km Turn Right At T Junction Robot Onto R44 Champaign Rd 
At 108km Turn Left At R45 Malmesbury Rd to Paarl 
At 113km Turn Left at T Junction  R45 onto Paarl Main Rd 
At 116km Turn Left onto Optenhorst rd at Robot 
At 116.5km Turn Right onto Bergriver Blvd 
At 119.2km Turn left at 1st Exit of Traffic Circle into Market St 
At 119.8km Take 3rd Exit into Jan Van Riebeek Dr R301  at Traffic Circle
Continue Straight on the R301 and finish infornt of La Paris at 133km

Stage 5

START AT NELSON MANDELA LEGACY AND TAKE LEFT TURN ONTO R301 TOWARDS PAARL CBD
Pass Val-De-Vie and Boschenmeer Estates and go Straight Under the N1 Highway
At 12.8km Take 2nd Exit Straight At Traffic Circle 
At 13.5km Lady Grey Robot Striaght
At 15.6km Openhorst Rd Straight 
At 22.8km Turn Left onto Champaigne St 
At 27km Turn Right At R45 Towards Malmesbury
At 39km Turn Left  Voor Paardeberg 
HOTSPOT at 43 km in front of Vondeling wine estate
After 46 km turn left at stop street towards Wellington/Paarl
At 55.1km Turn Right Onto R44
At 72.2km Turn Left onto R101 Old Paarl Rd
At 80km Turn Left At Bouland Bande  towards Taal Monument
At 80.5 Keep Right With Tar 
At 81.3km Turn Left  towards Taal Monument 
At 84km Go Stragiht Through Boom Gates at Taal Monument 
Finish at 84.4km

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The Route Profiles

Stage 1

103km, 900m ascent

Stage 2

25km, 210m ascent

Stage 3

135km, 1650m ascent

Stage 4

131km, 1450m ascent

Stage 5

84km, 978m ascent

PAARL: 5-9 MARCH 2018

5 STAGES – 490KM – 5218M ASCENT


Contact Details

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