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 email their seeding requirements to seeding@cycletour.co.za, with verifiable results from recent events longer than 70km. Remember to include details like winner’s time and total ascent; the more info we have, the more accurate a seeding we can provide.

It’s About Time

Using available results for events timed by RaceTec, 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.

Groupings

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 2018 Premier Seeding Events results will be used for the 2019 Cape Town Cycle Tour. You may also access these events on the downloadable PDF below.

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The Value Logistics Fast One

Event Date: 28 January 2018
Distance: 97km
Type: Road
Province: Gauteng

www.thefastone.org

Bouckaert Soenen Road Cycling Challenge 2018

Event Date: 4 February 2018
Distance: 123km
Type: Road
Province: Western Cape

www.paarlrotary.co.za

We Benefit 99er Cycle Tour

Event Date: 10 February 2018
Distance: 102km
Type: Road
Province: Western Cape

www.99er.co.za

Dis-chem Ride for Sight

Event Date: 18 February 2018
Distance: 116km
Type: Road
Province: Gauteng

www.cycleevents.co.za

Bestmed Berge en Dale Road Championship

Event Date: 24 February 2018
Distance: 102km
Type: Road
Province: Gauteng

www.asgevents.co.za

The Herald Continental Cycle Tour

Event Date: 25 February 2018
Distance: 106km
Type: Road
Province: Eastern Cape

www.heraldcycletour.co.za

Tour de PPA 2018

Event Date: 25 February 2018
Distance: 110km
Type: Road
Province: Western Cape

www.pedalpower.org.za

Cape Town Cycle Tour MTB Challenge

Event Date: 3 March 2018
Distance: 60km
Type: MTB
Province: Western Cape

www.capetowncycletour.com

Cape Town Cycle Tour

Event Date: 11 March 2018
Distance: 109km
Type: Road
Province: Western Cape

www.capetowncycletour.com

Emperor’s Palace Road Classic

Event Date: 25 March 2018
Distance: 98km
Type: Road
Province: Gauteng

www.asgevents.co.za

Wilro Lions Cycle Challenge

Event Date: 15 April 2018
Distance: 114km
Type: Road
Province: Gauteng

www.cycleevents.co.za

aQuelle Tour Durban

Event Date: 29 April 2018
Distance: 100km
Type: Road
Province: Kwa-Zulu Natal

www.tourdurban.co.za

Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour MTB

Event Date: 30 June 2018
Distance: 85km; 50km
Type: MTB
Province: Western Cape

www.knysnacycle.co.za

Momentum Knysna Cycle Tour

Event Date: 1 July 2018
Distance: 115km
Type: Road
Province: Western Cape

www.knysnacycle.co.za

Bestmed Jock Classique

Event Date: 14 July 2018
Distance: 154km
Type: Road
Province: Mpumalanga

www.asgevents.co.za

Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Road Classic

Event Date: 26 August 2018
Distance: 103km
Type: Road
Province: North West

www.cansalostcity.co.za

Rand Water Race for Victory

Event Date: 9 September 2018
Distance: 150km; 110km
Type: Road
Province: Gauteng

www.raceforvictory.co.za

Buco Lions Karoo to Coast

Event Date: 23 September 2018
Distance: 100km
Type: MTB
Province: Western Cape

www.karootocoast.com

Timbercity Cycle Tour

Event Date: 30 September 2018
Distance: 104km
Type: Road
Province: Southern Cape

Bestmed Satellite Cycle Classic

Event Date: 14 October 2018
Distance: 84km; 106km
Type: Road
Province: Gauteng

www.asgevents.co.za

Durbie Dash

Event Date: 20 October 2018
Distance: 90km
Type: Road
Province: Western Cape

www.durbiedash.co.za

Tsogo Sun Amashova Durban Classic

Event Date: 21 October 2018
Distance: 106km
Type: Road
Province: Kwa-Zulu Natal

www.shova.co.za

Carnival City Macsteel National Classic Cycle Race

Event Date: 28 October 2018
Distance: 103km; 125km
Type: Road
Province: Gauteng

www.germistonclassic.co.za

One Tonner 2018

Event Date: 28 October 2018
Distance: 109km; 170km
Type: Road
Province: Western Cape

www.pedalpower.org.za

Tshwane Classic

Event Date: 4 November 2018
Distance: 100km
Type: Road
Province: Gauteng

www.asgevents.co.za

Mangaung Cycle Tour

Event Date: 4 November 2018
Distance: 105km
Type: Road
Province: Free State

www.pedalpower.org.za

Telkom 947 MTB Challenge

Event Date: 11 November 2018
Distance: 55km
Type: MTB
Province: Gauteng

www.cyclechallenge.co.za

Telkom 947 Cycle Challenge

Event Date: 18 November 2018
Distance: 94.7km
Type: Road
Province: Gauteng

www.cyclechallenge.co.za

Medihelp Stellenbosch Cycle Tour

Event Date: 20 January 2019
Distance: 102km
Type: Road
Province: Western Cape

www.stellenboschcycletour.co.za

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