The Cape Rouleur is a multi stage endurance road cycling event consisting of flagged race sections with tempo riding between.
Riders are seeded based on their times for the Prologue, so that they end up riding in seeded groups of commensurate ability. The format allows for ample racing in the race groups, social tempo riding and interaction between the flagged sections with the “Ride” level groups more focused on completing the endurance nature of the event. The flagged race sections cover sprinting, climbing and over all time (general classification).
This is a prologue style ITT to rank you and your fellow riders so that you can be placed in the appropriately seeded group. You are timed over the full course with your time counting towards your GC. Times will also count towards the best team award. The best amateur male and female riders will wear the Cape Town Yellow Leaders jerseys.
The TT has riders setting off at 10 second intervals. Drafting is not permitted, as slower ranked riders start first with pros last. Hence Urban TT as it allows a for quicker more dynamic and exciting event.
General Classification Yellow flag at start and finish of the GC section. There is a blue flag with 1km to go. Riders are timed across the yellow flags with the first rider crossing the first flag setting off the clock. The times for your Yellow GC sections are added together to provide your overall GC Ranking. Your prologue time counts to your GC time. The men contest the Cape Town Yellow Leaders Jersey in Group 1 and ladies will contest the Cape Town Yellow Leaders Jersey in Group 2.
Climbing Red flags denoting the start and finish of the climb. Points are awarded in Group 1 (men’s race) and Group 2 (women’s race) for the top 5 riders on the climb, with points being higher for more difficult climbs. A blue flag is placed 1km from the top of the climb.
Sprints Green flags at start and finish of the climb. The flags are generally 1km apart. The peloton will generally speed up as it gets closer to the initial green flag. There is no timing but points are awarded for the first 5 riders to cross the second green flag. Points are awarded equally across all the sprints.
Sprint points are the same for all green sprint sections, namely: 1st 10, 2nd 8, 3rd 6, 4th 4, 5th 2.
Climbing points are based on the category of climb, namely:
Helshoogte (Stage 1) 1st 8, 2nd 6, 3rd 4, 4th 3, 5th 2.
Viljoens Pass (Stage 2) 1st 5, 2nd 4, 3rd 3, 4th 2, 5th 1.
Steenbras Dam (Stage 3) 1st 10, 2nd 8, 3rd 6, 4th 4, 5th 2.
Rainmaker Yellow Mens Leaders Jersey-the best amateur GC male based on prologue and yellow flagged section (3x). Jersey and trophy award.
Rainmaker Yellow Womens Leaders Jersey-the best amateur GC female based on prologue and yellow flagged section (3x). Jersey and trophy award.
Rainmaker Green Mens Sprinters Jersey-the best amateur male sprinter based on total sprint points (3x sections). Jersey and trophy award.
Rainmaker Green Womens Sprinters Jersey-the best amateur female sprinter based on total sprint points (3x sections). Jersey and trophy award.
Rainmaker Red Mens Climbers Jersey-the best amateur male climber based on total climbing points (3x sections). Jersey and trophy award.
Rainmaker Red Womens Climbers Jersey-the best amateur female climber based on total climbing points (3x sections). Jersey and trophy award.
Master Male-best GC time for male in 40-49 years age group. Trophy award.
Master Female-best GC time for female 40-49 years age group. Trophy award.
Grand Master-best GC time for male in 50+ years age group. Trophy award.
Grand Master Female-best GC time for female 50+ years age group. Trophy award.
An Official Team is made up of 4 riders. The times of the fastest 3 team members at the Prologue and in the timed GC section for each stage are recorded. The aggregate times of the fastest 3 riders across the Prologue and 3 Stages are then added to form the final results at the end of Stage 3.