Apart from the national championships, Team MTN-Qhubeka have yet to race in South Africa as a UCI Professional Continental Team.
A race that will showcase the beauty and diversity of South Africa is one that they are extremely excited to take part in.
As the saying goes, there is no place like home and Team MTN-Qhubeka are certainly glad to be home, racing in their backyard once again.
The team have sent an extremely exciting and strong group of riders to take on the Mzansi Tour as it looks to come away with the overall honours.
Their national champion, Louis Meintjes, will be able to proudly put the national jersey on display here in South Africa for the first time in two years when he heads up the team.
Prologue Team Time Trial – Emmarentia Dam > Emmarentia Dam (5km)
A flat and fast circuit, the main challenge coming in the skill of keeping the team together from start to finish through the seven corners.
Stage one – Golden Gate > Clarens (140km)
An undulating course that will suit a puncheur, particularly with the short steep climb that comes to the finish.
Stage two – Clarens > Golden Gate National Park (159km)
The races queen stage that ends with a mountain top finish in the Golden Gate National Park, not the toughest finishing climb around but enough to decide the overall classification.
Stage three – Bethlehem > Vanderbijlpark (201km)
A long but flat and fast stage. Definitely one for the sprinters, unless the wind picks up on the long straight roads.
Stage four – Blue Hills Estate Circuit (79,5km)
15 laps of 5.3km circuit, numerous corners will make a lot of accelerations quite taxing. A race for the strong sprinter.
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