Cycling South Africa, in association with the Limpopo Tourism Agency, today launched the Tour de Limpopo, which will take place from April 23 to 26.
The four-stage race will cover over 400km and will attain a 2.2 UCI category rating.
Stage one will span almost 100km from Limpopo’s capital Polokwane to Tzaneen. The stage will feature the coveted King of the Mountains (KOM) hotspot.
Stage two will be the longest one, the “Queen stage”, which will cover 175km with a total 2 700m of ascent – again giving more opportunities to gather valuable KOM points.
The third stage will comprise a 39km team time trial.
On the fourth and final stage, riders will set off from Tzaneen back to Polokwane on a 96km route.
The polka dot jersey for the KOM title will most likely be decided on this stage on Limpopo’s tough hills.
The race will conclude at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.