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Ruili, Nov 5

Scenic rollercoaster ride through the countryside

Distance: 148 km / 23 km

* Ruili is the main border city between China and Myanmar.

* Event Hotel: TBC

* Other hotels: TBC

coaster ride through the magnificent countryside of Ruili, also in Dehong Prefecture. The course flattens out as the day progresses.

Where -  Start and finish at Myanmar Border, in front of the borderpost, as in yesterday’s stage

When - Start at 9:00 a.m.; short distance at 9:15 a.m.

How -  If you finished the long distance race yesterday, you know where the start/finish today is. Short distance: go to the Myanmar border (but don’t cross it)

Red flag:

Don’t be silly and do not attempt short-cutting. We catch you, you’re out of the whole granfondo event.

No mercy. Besides, we have several checkpoints in place.

Bottom line: Easy at first to warm up for a longish moderate slope, before hitting a countryside road after 21 km with steeper gradients. After a rather fast descent, it’s mangia e bevi , up-and-down , until a second genuine climb to a big water reservoir. Riding down from there leads to generally flattish roads to the finish. A stage with spice - 1600 hm - , but if you manage your efforts well, you should reach the finish relatively fresh for the nighttime dinner & drinks before the first rest day.