Seeding and Seeding Events - Cape Town Cycle Tour

Seeding and Seeding Events

Based on the PPA seeding system, grouping at the Cape Town Cycle Tour has set the standard for events around the world, and ensures that riders start the race with others of similar ability and fitness. This helps reduce bottlenecks and the need to overtake slower riders on the route, keeping things safe for all riders.

Overseas entrants will automatically be put into one of the International start groups. Internationals who wish to race may query their seeding here.

It’s About Time

Using available Cycle Tour approved results for events, a seeding index is calculated per person. This offers an indication of the person’s ability relative to other entrants.

Indexing Of Cyclists

An index of “0” means you are of the same ability as the winner, while a “100” index means we expect you to do roughly double the time of the winner.


Everyone with an index between 0 and approximately 100 is seeded into one of the seeded groups with riders of equal ability.

Important To Remember

An event may carry a penalty if it does not meet certain criteria. Example: distance or total ascent

Cycle Tour Seeding Results

Your best result in Cycle Tour seeding events, or the average of your best three other results (if better), is used to determine your seeding.

Seeding and Start Times

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Seeding Events

The following official Premier Seeding Events results will be used for the 2025 Cape Town Cycle Tour.

2024 Winelands Cycle Race

Event Date: 28 January 2024
Distance: 102km
Type: Road
Province: Western Cape

Gryphon 99er Cycle Tour

Event Date: 10 February 2024
Distance: 100km
Type: Road
Province: Western Cape

Dis-chem Ride for Sight

Event Date: 18 February 2024
Distance: 116km
Type: Road
Province: Gauteng

2024 Cape Town Cycle Tour

Event Date: 10 March 2024
Distance: 109km
Type: Road
Province: Western Cape

B-well Around the Pot presented by SEESA

Event Date: 26/27 July 2024
Distance: 60 miler, 100 miler, 200 miler
Type: Gravel
Province: Western Cape

The Lions Karoo to Coast Mountain Bike Challenge

Event Date: 22 September 2024
Distance: 100km
Type: MTB
Province: Western Cape

Durbie Dash Road and MTB events

Event Date: 12 October 2024
Distance: 90km Road, 60km MTB
Type: Road & MTB Cycling
Province: Western Cape

Amashova National Classic

Event Date: 20 October 2024
Distance: 132km and 106km
Type: Road
Province: Kwa-Zulu Natal

Timbercity Cycle Tour 2024

Event Date: 10 November 2024
Distance: 107km
Type: Road
Province: Western Cape

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2025 Winelands Cycle Race

Event Date: 26 January 2025
Distance: 102km
Type: Road
Province: Western Cape

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