Showcasing the diversity of Limpopo as a premier cycling destination.
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Showcasing the diversity of Limpopo as a premier cycling destination.

14-18 May 2019

 
 

About the Race

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The Tour de Limpopo sets a new precedent in stage racing. One that will develop and leave a legacy of continued and sustained cycling development, investment into community SMMEs as service providers to the event, and to showcase Limpopo Province as a premier Adventure Tourism destination with so much to enjoy.

Starting in Bela Bela on Wednesday 15 May 2019, the Tour de Limpopo is a four-day stage race which heads to the capital city Polokwane where they stay for the night, before heading to Tzaneen where they stay for two nights before returning to Polokwane on 18 May 2019 to finish the tour at the Peter Mokaba Stadium.

It is the second consecutive international road cycling stage race to be hosted in Limpopo. The fully catered is a UCI AfricaTour 2.2 stage race for professional cycling teams.

 
 
 

The Stages

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Stage 1 → 15 May 2019

Bela Bela to Polokwane
172km

4 x sprint hotspots and finish sprint time bonus // 1 x KOM hotspot

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Stage 2 → 16 May 2019

Polokwane to Tzaneen
96km

1 x sprint hotspot // 2 x KOM hotspot


Stage 3 → 17 May 2019

Tzaneen to Coachman’s Climb (Mt. Agatha)
km

2 x KOM (Hillclimb finish) – double points for KOM

Stage 4 → 18 May 2019

Tzaneen to Polokwane
116km

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Teams and Format

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Elite Men Pro Race

Maximum 20 teams

Part of the UCI AfricaTour – UCI 2.2

Cycling SA invites teams from Africa, Middle East and Taiwan

Invitations to local professional teams

Teams of six riders + three support crew

Fully accommodated

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Race Format

Every evening there will have aJoint event dinner each evening for prize giving with cultural activities and other entertainment.

Every evening, riders and support teams will have a joint event dinner for the day’s prize giving with cultural activities and other entertainment synonymous with the province’s cultural flair.

Each evening will have a theme embracing the rich cultural diversity of Limpopo.

 
 
 

Prize Categories

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General Classification

YELLOW JERSEY

The yellow jersey will be awarded to the rider who leads the General Classification at the end of each stage and shall be worn by that rider during the following stage.

 

 
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King of the Mountain

POLKA JERSEY

The polka jersey will be awarded to the rider who leads the King of the Mountain points classification at the end of each stage and shall be worn by that rider during the following stage. There will be one King of the Mountain hotspot on Stage 1, three King of the Mountain hotspots on Stage 2, and one King of the Mountain hotspot on Stage 4. Points and time bonuses will be awarded at each King of the Mountain hotspot as
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Sprint Hotspots

GREEN JERSEY

The green jersey will be awarded to the rider who leads the points classification at the end of each stage and shall be worn by that rider during the following stage. There will be one sprint hotspot on Stage 1, Stage 3 and Stage 4. Points and time bonuses will be awarded at each Sprint hotspot as follows → → →

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Sprints at the finish line of Stages 1, 3 and 4 will add points to the Green Jersey competition and the first two positions of Stage 1 will receive a time bonus.


 
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Best Young Rider

WHITE JERSEY

The white jersey will be awarded to the highest ranked U23 rider in the General Classification at the end of each stage and shall be worn by that rider during the following stage.

 

 
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Most Aggressive Rider

RED JERSEY

The Commissaire’s panel shall, at the end of each stage, determine the rider who displayed the most combative racing during that stage and that rider shall be awarded the Red Jersey, which shall be worn by him during the following stage.

 

 

Team Classification

Team classification will be determined by accumulative time at the end of each stage, by the top four finishers from each team. Teams that end up with less than four finishers in a stage will forfeit team classification.

 
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Go to the banks of the great grey-green, greasy Limpopo River, all set about with Fever Trees, and find out.
— Rudyard Kipling
 
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