The Breedenet Cape Duo has been challenged. In the lead up to the world’s first multi discipline multi-stage event, riders challenged the Cape Duo to introduce a solo category, to see who would go it alone, swopping mountain bikes for road bikes to become the ultimate champion of champions. The challenge was accepted and the Breedenet Cape Duo is ready to welcome all riders who attempt the 4-day stage race through the picturesque Slanghoek Valley, Welvanpas and Bainskloof Pass.
Comments Race Director Ernst Viljoen, “The keen interest expressed from riders about the inaugural Breedenet Cape Duo has been phenomenal, and to hear requests like this is music to our ears and also confirms that cyclists are looking for something fun, different, exciting but at the same time challenging.”
Price per solo category rider: R4995
The multi-stage cycling event is sanctioned by the Pedal Power Association and takes place from Thursday, 5 October to Sunday, 8 October 2017 at a cost of R9 950 per team. Enter your team at www.capeduo.com. Closing date for entries is 27 September 2017.
The first day of the race kicks off in the picturesque Slanghoek Valley at Slanghoek Wine Cellar. It will take on the format of a tag-relay race, with one rider completing the road leg and then tagging his/her partner to send him/her off on the off-road leg.
On the second and third day of the race, riders move on to Schalk Burger & Sons’ famous wine estate, Welbedacht, situated under the picturesque Groenberg mountain range, Wellington. Riders compete as a team, with day two dedicated to road cycling and day three to off-road. Two minute time gap penalties between riders will apply.
The fourth (and final) day of the race sees riders competing in the historic Paarl Winelands at the awesome Rhebokskloof wine estate. Riders do two stages starting with a short road bike stage of 35km’s and then changing bikes to MTB and making their way through the mountainous single tracks of the region and drink in the views of the lovely surrounding wine farms and orchards.