Stage 1 - Details

  • Date: 3 March 2022
  • Start / Finish: Faure Stadium
  • Distance: 116 Km
  • Elevation: 1000 meters
  • Race Inclusions: Paarl | Wellington | Malmesbury | Klipheuwel | Paarl
  • Direction: Anti-clockwise
  • Download Route File: GPX | KMZ

Stage 1 is a mildly undulating start to the tour with no high mountains included, but with many undulations to contribute to the 1000m ascent on the stage. The start is in front of the Faure Street Stadium in the heart of Paarl. It takes riders on a tour through Paarl itself via the Boulevard Road, before hopping onto Optenhorst Road and then exiting Paarl via Paarl North on Main Road. The beautiful road to Malmesbury has a wide shoulder and the scenery is amazing following the delightful winter rains over the past year. From Malmesbury the stage heads back to Paarl via the R302 and R312 before joining up with the Suid-Agter Paarl Road at the back of the Paarl Mountain. It accesses Paarl via the outskirts of Main Road past the famous Strawberry King before heading on a beautiful section past the Arboretum.