The 2017 edition of the Bestmed Jock Cycle Classique Presented by Rudy Project, which is an official premier seeding event for the Cape Town Cycle Tour, takes place on 15 July 2017 on the traditional route between Nelspruit, White River and Sabie.
Entries limited to 800 riders.
The 2017 stages are as follows:
- Stage 1: Nelspruit – White River: 42km
- Stage 2: White River – Sabie (via Spitskop): 45km
- Stage 3: Sabie – Nelspruit (via Long Tom Pass): 63km
- TOTAL ASCENT: 2900 METRES
The first stage, which starts at 6:30, goes out from the Mbombela Stadium and follows the road towards Sabie and then gets onto the Brondal Road (Right). The Brondal Road has been fixed. From the Heidel Eggs Road the route turns right towards White River and left into White River. Then all the way down to the three-way stop and sharp right to finish on the incline in front of Rob Ferreira High School.
At 09:30 riders will start tackling the second stage (in the same order as the first). The race moves out of White River onto the Sabie road over Spitskop and will end at the entrance towards Sabie. It's a 45km ride after which the field will settle down to lunch at the Sabie Golf Club before gearing up for the final leg.
The third stage starts at 13:00 from the Golf Club and riders almost immediately hit the first (and only) big obstacle - The Long Tom Pass. The pass is a monster, totaling 12km with an average gradient of 7 percent.
The good news is that – after Long Tom - the riding becomes easier as the stage progresses all the way back to Nelspruit to finish back at the Mbombela Stadium.
Cut-off and Prize Giving:
The cut-off in Nelspruit is at 17:30 and prize giving will take place at 16:00.
There are no 1 or 2 stage options this year for the Jock Classique.
R10 of every entry is donated to the Cancer Association of South Africa.
Entry fee includes:
- Jock long sleeved shirt
- Breakfast and lunch
- Tog bag vehicles (please note your tog bag has to be on the tog bag vehicles 15 minutes prior to each stage start)
- High 5 nutritional supplements
The Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit will play host to registration for the Jock Classique on Friday 14 July:
Jock Cycle Classique registration: 08h00 – 20h00.
Official Vehicle Partner:
NTT Toyota and Produkta Nissan are the official vehicle partners to the Jock and have made more than 20 vehicles available to the organization.
Tog bag vehicles:
Tog bag vehicles will be available to transport rider’s tog bags between stages.
Please note that riders are only allowed one tog bag.
The tog bag vehicles will be parked adjacent to the Food Service area at every stage finish.
Please note your tog bag has to be on the tog bag vehicles 15 minutes prior to each stage start.
WITH EVERY JOCK MEDAL WORN, AGAIN A CYCLIST IS BORN!
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