The information below includes the guidelines on how the seeding was calculated. It also includes the Start Group sequence and other related topics.
Start Sequence and Start Times
Click here to download the start times.
You have been seeded according to the following guidelines:
Participation in Seeding Events
If you participated in any of our Premier Seeding Events (see list below), we calculated your index by taking into consideration:
– the distance and degree of difficulty of the course
– the size of the field and
– conditions on the day
– combined with your race result in relation to the winner’s time.
The following Premier Seeding Events in 2016, and the times you needed to achieve in order to be seeded were:
Value Logistics Fast One 97km Gauteng (04:02:53)
Rudy Project Berge en Dale Classic Road 102km Gauteng (05:43:50)
99er Cycle Tour Road 108km Western Cape (05:31:02)
The Herald VW Cycle Tour Road 106 Eastern Cape (05:08:29)
Dis-Chem Ride for Sight Road 116km Gauteng (05:17:38)
Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge MTB 55km Western Cape (05:27:36)
Cape Town Cycle Tour 109km Road Western Cape (05:05:03)
aQuelle Tour Durban 100km Road KZN (04:21:45)
Powerade Lost City Cycle Event Presented by Bestmed Road 115km North West (04:12:53)
Bestmed Lost City MTB event MTB 50km North West (04:27:11)
Rand Water Race For Victory Road 150km Gauteng (05:43:13)
PennyPinchers Karoo to Coast MTB 100km Southern Cape (07:07:37)
GOK PennyPinchers Cycle Tour Road 104km Southern Cape (05:35:58)
Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic Road 106 KZN (05:03:07)
Daily Dispatch Cycle Tour Road 100 Eastern Cape (06:05:56)
Wilro Lions Cycle Challenge Road 114km Gauteng (06:23:15)
PPA One Tonner Road 170km and 109km Western Cape (08:52:51 and 05:16:39)
Bestmed Satellite Classic Road 106km and 80km PTA (04:59:30 and 03:03:34)
Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge Road 95km Gauteng (05:03:58)
Stellenbosch Cycle Tour Road 97km Western Cape (04:32:35)
The seeding index of these events may carry additional penalties if the event took place more than 6 months ago.
Other events timed by RaceTec
For the 2017 Cape Town Cycle Tour we have not only considered your best result in one of the Premier Seeding Events above, but also your best time achieved in other recent events timed by RaceTec (if those times were better) but with a 5% penalty. The seeding index of these events may carry additional penalties if the event was more than 6 months ago, was too short or had too little climbing in it.
Based on the information above, all riders with an index less than 100, will be seeded. Riders that have an index of more than 100, will be placed in the PPA groups if they are paid up members. Alternatively, they will be placed in the Open groups that follow after the PPA groups.
Age and Cycle Tour History
In addition to the information given above, we have taken your age and number of completed Cycle Tours into account.
If you didn’t meet the above seeding event performance criteria, you were seeded as follows:
Riders aged 75 and over – in Group 4A;
Club 21 members – in Group 4A;
Riders aged 70 to 74 – in Group 4B;
Completed 18-20 Cape Town Cycle Tours – in Group 4B;
Completed 16-17 Cape Town Cycle Tours – in Group 4C;
Completed 14-15 Cape Town Cycle Tours – in Group 4E;
Completed 13 Cape Town Cycle Tours – in Group 4G;
Completed 12 Cape Town Cycle Tours – in Group 4J;
Completed 11 Cape Town Cycle Tours – in Group 5A;
Completed 10 Cape Town Cycle Tours – in Group 5B;
Completed 9 Cape Town Cycle Tours – in Group 5D;
Completed 8 Cape Town Cycle Tours – in Group 5F;
Participated in more than one seeding event in 2016 – in Group 5E;
Completed 7 Cape Town Cycle Tours – in Group 5G;
Completed 6 Cape Town Cycle Tours – in Group 5H;
Participated in only one seeding event (other than the Cape Town Cycle Tour 2016) – in Group 5H and 5J
If you did not qualify for seeding based on the above criteria, but are a member of PPA, you were automatically placed in the PPA category. Similarly, non-PPA members were placed in the Open category.
To view a list of events which were used to calculate your seeding index, please click here.
No e-mail or telephonic seeding queries will be accepted.