The second and third day of the race will alternate between road and mountain bike.
Riders will start according to Day 1 seeding results (i.e. total time for the team)
Day 2 starts near Welbedacht Wine Estate for about 91 kilometers of road racing with about 1180 meter elevation gain. The top riders should finish in about 3 hours while the back markers could take up to 5 hours.
The route profile for the day will consist of steep climbs, gradual inclines and curving road intervals. For this day, climbing at a gradual pace in order to maximise stamina is recommended.
This day will consist of incredible views over the local wine estates and natural fauna and flora, demanding gradients and a challenging yet satisfying tarmac-based stage.
The Stellenbrau King of the Mountain will be decided on the return on top of Bainskloof Pass.
The famous Burger family's wine farm, situated outside Wellington, has been producing award-winning wines since their inception into the industry.
The cellar comprises pre-cooling, unique open cement fermenters and a basket press. The grapes are specially selected during vinification and bears testament to the Wellington Valley's reputation for producing great wine.
Dating back to 1830, Welbedacht was run down when the Burger Family purchased it in 1997. The name translates to 'well thought out' in Dutch, and this was how the Burger family approached the extensive restoration of this gracious property to its former splendour.
Schalk Burger Sr. was a formidable Springbok rugby player back in his day, and son Schalk Burger Jr. continues this proud tradition. They are only the 8th father-son team to have both donned the Springbok jersey. The other son Tiaan has hung up his provincial rugby boots and now manages the cellar's marketing operations.