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SHOWCASING THE DIVERSITY OF LIMPOPO AS A PREMIER CYCLING DESTINATION!

April 19, 2018

Limpopo Province, Polokwane: Limpopo Tourism Agency Board and its Executive Management will officially welcome the organizers and the teams that will be participating in the inaugural Tour de Limpopo road race, at Park Inn hotel in Polokwane on the 22 April 2018 at 18H00. It should be noted that this race will be the first international road cycling stage race to be hosted in Limpopo Province.

The fully catered stage race is a UCI Africa Tour 2.2 stage race for professional teams.

The CEO of LTA, Ms. Nomasonto Ndlovu, said, “The welcome event will be preceded by activation at Paledi Mall at Mankweng Township on the 21st April 2018 from 8H00 in the morning. we encourage the public to come out in their number to support this build-up event. Get more information about the race and win lots of prizes”.

The Tour de Limpopo aims to set a new precedent in stage racing. One that will develop and leave a legacy of continued and sustained cycling development, investment into community SMME’s as service providers to the event. This will be an opportunity to showcase Limpopo Province as a premier Adventure Tourism destination with so much to enjoy”.

Starting in the capital city of Polokwane on Monday 23 April 2018, the Tour de Limpopo, a four-day stage race will head east to the town of Tzaneen, where riders will stay for three nights before heading back to Polokwane on 26 April 2018 to finish the tour at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

Jointly with the organizers Cycling SA LTA approached the industry to request favorable packages along the route of the race. We call upon local citizens, support staff and the cyclists to take advantage of these packages which can be found on the race website www.tourdelimpopo.co.za (link is external)

 

Released on behalf of the organizers by:
NTLHEKENG KGATLA
MEDIA LIAISON OFFICER
LIMPOPO TOURISM AGENCY

Tel: 015 293 3600
Cell: 082 041 5116
Email: ntlhekengk@golimpopo.com cc ntlhekengk@gmail.com

 

The Event

The Tour de Limpopo will be a 4 day stage race starting in the capital city of Polokwane, heading east to the town of Tzaneen, where riders will stay for 3 nights, before heading back to Polokwane on the 26th April to finish the Tour at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

The Tour will consist of two races, one being a Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Africa Tour 2.2 stage race, and a Veterans tour following the same routes and racing as the Elite race.

Elite Race

The Elite race will comprise of teams of 6 riders and 3 support crew. Continental Teams, National teams and Local regional/professional teams will be invited to participate in the tour. The Tour will be limited to a maximum of 20 Elite teams.

Teams will race it out for General Classification, sprinters jersey, king of the mountain jersey, best young rider and most aggressive rider, as well as overall team classification.

The format and route will be detailed below; prize money is per the UCI regulations and financial obligations. The tour is fully catered for teams for accommodation and meals, for riders and support staffhttps://youtu.be/pUFyNrBNvg4 (link is external)

RACE INFORMATION:

22 April 2018 – Registration, team managers meeting, welcome dinner

23 April 2018 – Polokwane to Tzaneen – 96.4km, 1266m total vertical ascent

2 x sprint hotspots and finish sprint time bonus

1 x kin of the mountains hotspot

Evening function – Daily prize giving

24 April 2018 – Tzaneen – University of Limpopo – via R81 back to Tzaneen – 175km, 2735m vertical ascent

2 x King of the mountains hotspot

Evening function – Daily prize giving

25 April 2018 – Tzaneen – 46.3 Team Time trial

Evening function – Daily prize giving

26 April 2018 – Tzaneen – Polokwane – 116km, 2134m elevation gain

Overall Prize giving

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