General

Overview

The Cycle Lab Maluti Double 90 powered by Biogen is a team time trial over 180 km and is limited to 120 teams. The event date is 9 April 2022.  Teams can enter up to 12 riders per team, with the time of the 6th rider across the finish line being taken as the official team time.

Teams can enter one of three categories: (Team entries are now closed)

  • Female
  • Mixed (minimum of 3 riders of the opposite sex in the first 6 finishers)
  • Open (any combination of gender)

Please contact RaceTec at info@racetec.co.za for general event queries.

The start and finish will be at the President Square, Clarens. The route will take teams from Clarens to Bethlehem to follow the R26 before turning right onto the undulating R714 towards Warden and Eenzaamheid. Thereafter it’s a right turn onto the R57 towards Kestell before the last stretch on the R712 which includes a tough hilly section through the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. The route is generally undulating, with some steep and tough hills in the last 40 km. This is not a ride for beginners.

  • Start time: 06h30
  • Cut-off at the finish line: 16h45

Teams will start with 30 second intervals and have up to 10 hours in which to complete the event. A cut-off will be implemented at the Team Support Zone in Kestell (107 km). Additional cut-offs may also be implemented enroute. Your team’s time will ‘keep ticking’ while they refuel at the Team Support Zone and there will be no “time-out” period.

Teams will be seeded prior to the event, with the start times published on the website prior to the event.

It is not an easy ride and teams are encouraged to put in the training miles, taking into consideration the average altitude of roughly 1900m and elevation gain of over 2200m for the event.

In line with all events organised and overseen by the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust, the Maluti Double 90 powered by Biogen will fully comply with all current / relevant local and national legislations in place.

Event Programme

8 April 2022

12h00-18h30 Team Number Collection (Protea Hotel by Marriott – Clarens, downstairs in the conference room .Access via Van Der Merwe Street (Dirt Road).)  
18h30-22h30 Riders Carbo Load Night –
Pasta meals available at Protea Hotel by Marriott Clarens (booking essential) – choose from the Pasta Sit down (Pasta or Loaded Spud with fruit salad and Ice cream – R150) , or take-away pasta (R65). Please contact the Hotel at 058 256 1212 to book. 

9 April 2022

05h00Light breakfast available at Protea Hotel by Marriott Clarens – please contact the Hotel directly on 058 256 1212 to book (booking essential)
05h45Coffee and muffins will be on sale at local restaurants around the Square
06h00Teams to be in start chutes at least 20 minutes before the teams start time
06h30First team starts!
11h30Cut-off to arrive at Team Support Zone in Kestell
12h00 onwards Refreshments will be on sale at the local restaurants around the Square
14h30Biogen Strava KOM/QOM competition closes
15h30Cut-off at Water Point 5 inside the Golden Gate Highlands National Park
15h00Lucky draw and Prize Giving will take place as soon as finalised
16h45Cut-off at the Finish line

Please note teams must be in their start chute at least 20 minutes before the team’s allocated start time

Team info

Entry fee: R9 900 per team. Team categories will be determined by the first 6 riders from each team that crosses the finish line, and not according to the way the team members have been entered. Teams must have 6 finishers in order to receive an official team result. All team members must ride with RaceTec timing chips.

Categories for the 2022 Maluti Double 90 will be Open, Mixed, and Female. The categories are determined as follows:

  • Female – Women’s Teams may have only women starting in their team. This team may have any number between 6 and 12 riders. There will be a first place prize awarded in this category, provided there are at least 5 teams competing in this category.
  • Mixed – a minimum of 3 female riders need to finish within the first 6 riders of this team. Failing to do so will result in this team being classified as an Open Team. There will be a first place prize awarded in this category, provided there are at least 5 mixed teams competing.
  • Open Team – An Open Team may consist of male riders only, or teams with fewer than 3 female riders.
  • Teams with single bikes and tandems combined, or teams comprising of only tandems will be given an official team time (Open Team category) but will not be eligible for any team prizes.

Team Administrators will be able to manage their teams on the Team Admin page where they will be able to see who has been added to their teams, and remove riders no longer participating. The link to this page will be sent to the team administrator once the team has been entered.  For any queries regarding team admin please contact Cycle Events directly on queries@cycleevents.co.za or 087 820 4210

Team captains are responsible for the collection and distribution of their team members’ race packs. No race pack collections will be allowed on the morning of the event. Also see under ‘Number Collection’

TEAMS MUST STAY APART ON THE ROUTE: One team may not, under any circumstances, join another team along the route and teams are required to remain apart, except when overtaking.

When a team overtakes another team, they must ride in single file until clear of the other team.

The team seeding and start times will be posted on this website a week prior to the event.

RaceTec Chip

The Maluti Double 90 is timed by RaceTec and it is compulsory for all team members to wear a RaceTec chip. If you do not own one, you will need to purchase a chip at Number Collection.

The timing chip is to be worn around the ankle, or mounted to a bicycle wheel using the official bike mount, during the event.

Not only does the timing chip store important details, but is also linked to your unique personal profile, giving the organisers real-time access to your personal info in the event of an emergency. These include address and next of kin details to medical (and medical aid) details, which can be of vital importance on race day.

Prizes and Prizegiving

2022 Prize purse:

 OPEN CATEGORYMIXED CATEGORY FEMALE CATEGORY
 1st place: R17 000 1st place: R17 000 1st place: R17 000
 2nd place: R10 000  2nd place: R10 000  2nd place: R10 000
3rd place: R5000  3rd place: R5000  3rd place: R5000
  • All participants will receive a medal upon the successful completion of the event.
  • In the event of a protest, the team(s) under investigation will not participate in the Prize Giving Ceremony and no prizes will be awarded until the issue is resolved. The Protest committee will endeavour to resolve all protests before prize giving. Team categories will be determined by the first 6 riders from each team that crosses the finish line, and not according to the way the team members have been entered. Teams must have 6 finishers in order to receive an official team result. All team members must ride with RaceTec timing chips (no chip, no result).  Categories for the 2022 Cycle Lab Maluti Double 90 powered by Biogen will be Women, Open and Mixed.  The categories are determined as follows:
    • Mixed – a minimum of 3 females need to finish within the first 6 riders of this team. Failing to do so will result in this team being classified as an Open Team. There will be a first place prize awarded in this category, provided there are at least 5 mixed teams competing.
    • Open Team – An Open Team may consist of male riders only, or teams with fewer than 3 female riders.
    • Female – Women’s Teams may only have women starting in their team. This team may have any number between 6 and 12 riders. There will be a first place prize awarded in this category, provided there are at least 5 teams competing in this category.

      Teams with single bikes and tandems combined, or teams comprising of only tandems will be given an official team time (Open Team category) but will not be eligible for any team prizes. Teams with fewer than 6 riders are welcome to participate, but will not receive an official team result.

      PRIZE GIVING for the top 3 teams in each category will take place between 15h00 (as soon as results are finalised) on the Square. All podium finishing teams must be present to receive their prizes and podium medals. First, second and third team prize plus medals will be awarded per category, as follows:

    • 10 teams + per category: First, second and third place
    • 6-9 teams per category: First and second place
    • 4-5 teams per category: First place only

Venue layout

Bike Mechanics

The team from Cycle World in Bethlehem will be at Number Collection (12h00-18h30) on Friday to attend to any last-minute problems you may have with your bicycles.

On race day, they will also be at the start from 05h30-08h00.

After that, a mechanic will roam along the route – look out for their marked vehicle.

Please note that any mechanical assistance will be for the rider’s own account.

Rules and regulations

Please see under “Terms and Conditions