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2016 Stage 4

Thursday, March 17, 2016
Start Location
CPUT Wellington Campus
Finish Location
CPUT Wellington Campus



Stage 4
CPUT,Wellington – CPUT, Wellington
73km, 1 850m climbing 

Trails and tribulations

The day will be spent almost exclusively on the Welvanpas trail network. Not long after the start the legs will be tested on the Patatskloof climb, then it’s down Cool Runnings Too, up the Aap Duez (with a mere 29 switchbacks) and down Route 66. The loop also includes the Welvanpas White Route, filled with interesting singletrack and one notoriously bumpy section called the Cheese Grater – the stage’s Land Rover Technical Terrain section. A day for the purist mountain biker perhaps, but there are a lot of testing climbs – including three tough ones shortly before the finish. Riders will have to work for their reward.