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The Tour of Ara, named for the Southern Hemisphere constellation of Ara, is a prestige race that is ridden mostly on South African-built steel racing bicycles in the proud tradition of the early Italian multi-day stage races.

Tour of Ara 2016 will be raced from 15 - 20 October this year. As always, it will be a race against the clock, and stages will be very difficult and challenging, predominately over varying quality dirt roads, with the longest day being about 200 km. Riders will encounter soft sand, corrugated roads, loose stones and sharp tyre-shredding rocks, and possibly even rain and snow. Get out there and secure yourself a pre-1999 steel road bike built in the country where you live, and get well familiar with it. Tour of Ara 2016 is coming...

Earlier Event: April 23
Later Event: March 18
Eroica South Africa 2017