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17 of the best international sportives to ride in 2018

This article is originally from Cycling Week

We have a look forward to some of the best international rides to do next year

With January in full swing, sportive entries are piling in as many riders turn their attention to 2018 goals and calendar planning.

Whilst there’s a host of excellent sportives in Britain, sometimes it can be exciting to enter an event overseas – giving you the chance to explore uncharted landscapes, not to mention cuisine and riding communities.

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There’s a wide variety of international sportives, many of them in Europe and easy enough to reach whilst others as far away as South Africa will offer riders a real opportunity to cycle somewhere completely different.

Here’s a look at some of the best international sportives to whet your appetite..

Cape Town Cycle Tour

Photo: Flickr/South African Tourism

When: Sunday March 11 2018
Where: South Africa
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The Cape Town Cycle Tour gives 35,000 riders the chance to cover 109km through some of South Africa’s best scenery..

The route circles the Cape Peninsula, starting and finishing not far from Table Mountain. Riders will pass the Cape Town Castle, hitting Nelson Mandela Boulevard. The route visits the Cape Point Nature Reserve, and covers a few well known climbs including the two stage ascent of Chapman’s Peak, before the Suikerbossie climb.

The event is charitably run, benefiting Pedal Power Association (PPA) and Rotary Club of Claremont

Entries – costing 1000 Rands (about £59) close on February 23 2018 – don’t miss out!

Ronde van Vlaaderen

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