SA’s 1st Individual-Only Stage Race
The consensus was overwhelming, the change to individual was a big thumbs up. What a smackdown we saw at the front end of the race – there is no hiding in a team and the exact form of each rider is evident.
2019 saw flat-out and exciting racing. We want to see this again in 2020 and look forward to announcing the prize purse later this year.
Read the 2019 race report here
Through Forest Trails
To have enough kilometers to fully stress-test the winners and still be riding-bliss for the warriors is the goal. The 60 – 70km Bull stages had both riders collapse at the finish and the Red Bridge draught flattened. This seemed like the sweet spot.
Introduces Hill-Top Finishes
It’s been used well in the Dakar Rally for years and we tested the concept in 2019. We placed the timing finish at a strategically interesting point out on the route and not at the usual finish of the days riding. With hill-top finishes, we saw nail-biting racing. Gone are flat race village finishes. We’ll be looking to push this further in 2020!
Daily Knysna Waterfront Lunch
Each days riding ends at the Knysna Waterfront where riders eat at the water’s edge. Inclusive in the entry package is the lunch option from the 5 top local restaurants. After riding great trails it’s fitting to enjoy the best of Knysna food and Red Bridge draught on tap.