Tour de Boland racers #PackSafeRideFast
How does a two-wheeled adventure in the heart of South Africa sound? The Tour de Boland is just that with a distance of 430km over five stages with a cumulative ascent of 7128 meters.
Kicking-off at the beautiful Solms Delta Wine Estate between Paarl and Franschhoek on March 2 and finishes at the Taal Monument on Paarl Mountain five days later, on March 6th.
Emulating European cycling traditions, the 2015 Tour is again set for a scintillating grand finale. Riders have to summit the Paarl Mountain to finish at the Taal Monument on the final day. The Tour de Boland is at the forefront of rekindling classic road tours in South Africa. The organisers aim to present a true challenge to road riders and to also show them as much as possible of the beautiful Boland region. The roads are excellent for cycling and traffic is generally calm. Other road users are usually a lot more patient than those in elsewhere in the country. Riders will pass through some of the area’s most historic and beautiful towns, including Franschhoek, Worcester, Ceres, Tulbagh, Riebeek-Kasteel and Paarl.
Most open and seeded riders will aim to just finish the tour but there will be a huge battle for top honours up front.
All SA pro teams will be present, as well as a strong contingent of international riders, including world and Cape Epic champion Christoph Sauser.
Entry fees for the event is R1 850 per rider.
Saturday February 28 – Registration at Willemse Cycles, Tyger Valley
Sunday March 1 – Registration at Solms Delta Wine Estate, Franschhoek followed by cocktail party
Monday March 2, stage 1– Franschhoek (Solms Delta) to Worcester via Villiersdorp (92km)
Tuesday March 3, stage 2– Worcester to Op-die-Berg via Ceres (73.8km)
Wednesday March 4, stage 3 – ITT Op-die-Berg to Tulbagh, via Ceres (53km)
Thursday March 5, stage 4 – Tulbagh to Riebeek-Kasteel, via Piketberg (138km)
Friday March 6, stage 5 – Riebeek-Kasteel to Paarl via Wellington (74km)
How SCICON are involved
Scicon is an official partner of the Tour for the first time this year and is hoping to encourage and facilitate as many people as possible to travel safely with their bikes.
Alongside this we are taking care of logistics and transportation at the event itself. This includes the transportation of the bike bags and boxes from start to finish. Alongside this, anyone who arrives with a Scicon bike bag or box will be offered a complemetary mechanical service upon arrival whereby assistance in reassembling your bike will be available to anyone who wants it.
Scicon will also be offering an exclusive discount to all Tour de Boland riders which means that they can #packsaferidefast together.
For more info & to sign up please visit: https://www.asgevents.co.za
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