THE 6 STAGES
The 2018 Granfondo Yunnan has one extra stage compared to before. The action begins on Saturday afternoon, 3 November, with the prologue time trial of 8.3 km in Mangshi! One week later, the finish is as always at high altitude in Lijiang - one of Yunnan's biggest tourist drawcards
SAT 3 NOVEMBER - PROLOGUE TIME TRIAL : It's DEHONG TIME!
A novelty in this year’s 5th edition of Granfondo Yunnan, in the spirit of the world’s biggest cycling races. An individual prologue time trial on a fast but twisty course and an uphill nirvana finish!
8.3 km (for long distance full tour participants only)
SUN 4 november - stage 1: The border ride
The first mass start stage serves as a good appetizer with a manageable course of just over 100 km.
Long distance: 105 km
Short distance: 43 km
mon 5 november - stage 2 - rock'n ruili
A serious roller coaster ride through the magnificent countryside of Ruili, also in Dehong Prefecture. The course flattens out as the day progresses.
Long distance: 148 km
Short distance: 23 km
WED 7 november: stage 3 - Along gaoligong
The most beautiful and challenging stage of the week for many people with a 200 km course: how many times can you do that in China? As cherry-on-the-pie, there is the cobblestone climb, The Wall of Tian Tai, at km 62
Long distance: 185 km
Short distance: 33 km
fri 9 november: stage 4 - the lake ride
After last year’s excursion to Heqing due to road works, a return to the lake loop. On paper the fastest and easiest stage.
Long distance: 115 km
Short distance: 40 km
sat 10 november: stage 5 - the sky ride
The big finale with two climbs and a 1km vertical loss descent. The final climb to the finish at Maoniuping has an elevation gain of 1500 hm.
Long distance: 102km
Short distance: 37 km