Tonight, the Cape Argus Pick 'n Pay Giro del Capo kicks off with the Prologue in Paarl, marking the official start of the six-day international stage race (March 6 - adsfsd). The results of the Prologue will also determine who will start stage 1 on Wednesday, wearing the coveted rose-pink leader's jersey.
While all participants vie for the top honour to wear this jersey, the reality is that it is ultimately destined for an all-rounder. The good news is that riders can still compete in four other competition categories – each with its own special jersey or award.
The blue points jersey will be awarded to the rider who has accumulated the most number of points in the Pickfords points primes. Climbers can look forward to the king of the mountains competition which features in all stages, except the prologue; the jersey is a blue and white polka-dot affair.
Riders who fall in the U23 age group and hail from anywhere on the African continent can vie for the young African rider jersey. While their teams will also have a chance to shine; co-title-sponsor Cape Argus is back to sponsor the team prize.