Swartberg 100 Gran Fondo

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Swartberg 100 Gran Fondo
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Prince Albert, Western Cape

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25 Apr 2020

Welcome to South Africa's premier Gravel Bike Race. ​Gran Fondos are run on challenging courses that are usually between 120 km and 200 km and have between 2000m and 4000m of vertical climbing. Most events also offer a shorter and easier version. The Swartberg100 Gran Fondo starts and ends in Prince Albert, arguably one of the most attractive Karoo towns in South Africa, it covers 170 km of which there are 3 gravel sectors covering 79 km. The final climb is over the gravel Swartberg Pass, a relentless climb of 28 km, the last 8 km being on gravel with gradients of 13% in places. The Swartberg100, in true South African tradition, is one of the toughest Gran Fondo's in the world. The event organizers have created a course that goes back to the days of old times when mountain passes were all gravel and brave cyclists climbed them on single speed bikes weighing in at 16 kg. This is a course that allows you to pit modern training knowledge and technology against an old foe

Swartberg 100 Gran Fondo
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