2019 ROUTE TO BE ANNOUNCED

1 2 3 START FINISH OUDTSHOORN Waterpoint 01 SPITSKOP Waterpoint 02 DYSSELSDORP Waterpoint 03 SCHEEPERSKRAAL Waterpoint 04 VOLSTRUISVLAKTE Waterpoint 05 MOUNT HOPE Waterpoint 06 VOLMOED Waterpoint 07 PAARDEBONT Waterpoint 08 ROOIBERG Waterpoint 09 CALITZDORP Waterpoint 10 KRUISRIVIER Waterpoint 11 LATEGANSVLEI View Route Profile
900 m 800 m 700 m 600 m 500 m 400 m 300 m 200 m 100 m 63 km 183 km 280 km 361 km Start Checkpoint 1 Checkpoint 2 Checkpoint 3 Finish View Route Map

Checkpoint 2 - 3

Probably the hardest stage of the race judged on proximity into the event and more serious climbs. With Volmoed behind, the riders head in a westerly direction towards the northern sections of the great Gouritz river. Sharper steeper sections find its way to the southerly slopes of the Rooiberg Mountain - with around 270 km in the legs, this bump in the road feels quite severe. The descent usually coincides with sunrise over Calitzdorp, the port capital of South Africa.

   
Start Elevation 273 m
Finish Elevation 228 m
Ascent 1 680 m
Descent 1 720 m
Distance 97 km
Waterpoints Paardebont, Rooiberg, Calitzdorp
Min. Elevation 117 m
Max. Elevation 117 m
Waterpoint 07: Paardebont • 216 km
  • This waterpoint will be stocked with coke, electrolyte drinks, fresh fruit and something light to eat
  • No back-up vehicles allowed
Waterpoint 08: Rooiberg • 252 km
  • This waterpoint will be stocked with coke, electrolyte drinks, fresh fruit and something light to eat
  • No back-up vehicles allowed
Waterpoint 09: Calitzdorp • 280 km
  • All riders have to move through this checkpoint and have their number clipped
  • Relay riders in the Challenge will complete stage 3 of the relay at this checkpoint, they also have to check- in and hand-over to the next rider
  • Stocked with Coke, electrolyte drinks, Biogen supplements and fresh fruit
  • Relay riders in the Relay Half will complete stage 1 of the relay here and they also have check-in and hand over to the next rider
  • This waterpoint will be stocked with coke, electrolyte drinks and fresh fruit
  • A warm meal will be served
  • Rider race containers will be available here
  • Back-up vehicles allowed
  • Spectator point
  • Checkpoint 3