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Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour
January 20 @ 6:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour has a new date and a new venue!
The race will take place on Sunday, 20 January 2019 and will be hosted by Val de Vie Estate. It is the last seeding event for the 2019 Cape Town Cycle Tour.
Aside from a few minor changes the route for the 2019 Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour remains largely unchanged. The proverbial sting, however, now lies in the tail… Cyclists leave the picturesque Val De Vie Estate via the R301 before turning onto Lustigan Road – as in the past – and on to Denneboom Road. There are a few rolling bumps to get the legs firing before the first real drag up Bo Dal Road.
The first water point is bound to be a welcome sight just before Wellington, from where cyclists will turn left onto Champagne Street. This will take them West past the Windmill Winery toward the second water point at 40km. From here they will head South toward Stellenbosch on the characteristically rolling hills of the R44. It is only once the R44 is dealt with, that Helshoogte Pass, the biggest challenge of the day, beckons. From there it is a fast 30kms to the finish via the long descent into Pniel. A right turn at Boschendal will see cyclists head back on the R301 (Wemmershoek Road) and turn left into the finish at Val De Vie Estate.