THE 6 STAGES
The 2019 Granfondo Yunnan once again offers five regular stages and a prologue time trial for full tour long distance participants. The action begins on Saturday, 2 November, with the prologue of 8.6 km in Mangshi! One week later, the finish is as always at high altitude in Lijiang - one of Yunnan's biggest tourist drawcards. As always, there’s also a short distance option for beginning cyclists, which begins on Sunday, 3 November.
SAT 2 NOV - PROLOGUE TIME TRIAL : It's DEHONG TIME!
As in 2018, in the spirit of the world’s biggest cycling races, an individual prologue time trial opens Granfondo Yunnan on a fast but twisty course and an uphill nirvana finish!
8.6 km (for long distance full tour participants only)
SUN 3 NOV - 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 4 NOV - stage 2 - THE RIVER RIDE
A bit of false flats and some short climbs through ethnic mountain villages, before you will be rolling comfortably along the long Yingjiang river. However, the finish lies in Ximazhen after a long climb
Long distance: 155 km
Short distance: 30 km
WED 6 NOV: 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 8 NOV: stage 4 - the lake ride
On paper the fastest and easiest stage around Erhai Lake in pictoresque Dali, and a classic in Chinese cycling with many people coming to compete in just this one.
Long distance: 115 km
Short distance: 40 km
sat 9 NOV: 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