Competition Stage 5 - Spray Tunnel
The dual time trial – head to head: short and sharp with jumps, berms, bridges - and partly underground! The 6km course starts in Zeehan and finishes on the Trial Harbour Road. Riders will set off in pairs – reverse order on general classification.
Cruise 5 - Trial Harbour
After recovering from the D.T.T ride the gravel road that undulates to Trial Harbour. Enjoy the big downhill into the town – you’ll be riding back up it the next stage!
Competition Stage 5 - Granville Harbour
The Granville Harbour stage is mountain biking at its best. After a steady climb out of Trial Harbour, riders turn on to the 4X4 track to Granville Harbour. This track has it all as you traverse the coastal heath with the Southern Ocean below and Mt Heemskirk looming above. Numerous creek crossings, rocky descents, bedrock and washouts make for a memorable ride. The track improves after crossing the Tasman River bridge for the last fast kilometre to the stage finish.
Riders will welcome their support crew at the finish of Granville Harbour for a well earned ride (in a car or bus!) to Strahan or wherever they are staying the night.