Date: Friday 25th November
Start Time: 10:00am (Men's) - 1:45pm (Women's)
Approx. Finish Time: 11:30pm (Men's) - 3:45pm (Women's)
Start Location: Archer St, Longford
Finish Location: Poatina Rd, Poatina Village
Distance: 57.0 km
Neutral: 2.4 km
Neutral Zone: 2.4km
Sprint #1: 25.7 km – Elizabeth St, Bracknell
Sprint #2: 50.9 km – Saundridge Rd, Cressy
Hill Climb #1 (Cat. 3): 7.0 km – Poatina Rd, Poatina Village
Returning to the renowned Poatina, this stage will certainly set the general classification contenders apart for both the men’s and women’s races.
The profile of this stage is like a smiling assassin. It will appear easy in the initial stages with majority of the course based on flat terrain but a hard steep 3km climb to the finish line will be sure to challenge even the best riders.