The entry cap for the 2017 Bestmed Tour of Good Hope, taking place from March 6 to 10, has increased to 750 riders.
The initially allotted entry total of 500 riders has been reached, but after extensive consultation with traffic police, local municipalities, venues and other important stake-holders, the decision has been made to increase it.
The qualifying criteria have been relaxed to 3:30 and the minimum distance requirement is now 94km for men and women.
The qualifying criteria are in place to ensure riders are well prepared and understand the challenging nature of a five-day road stage race before they commit to enter.
View entry information here.