2013 Elite Cycling Series Round 3




Bike Ride

2709 ft

Begins in:
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
Created By:
Derrick Nelson
A true alpine route starting in Hanmer Springs with the first 10km neutralised until joining SH7 just after crossing Ferry Bridge (no time to stop for a bungy jump). A rolling descent along SH7 to Red Post Corner before turning inland to Waiau over a flat section of the course. Once through Waiau onto the Inland Scenic Route the serious climbing begins up to the Whaleback Saddle, with some technical descents into river valleys over numerous single lane bridges. Once over the Saddle the descent towards Kaikoura begins, with even more serious descents to contend with. Once past the 120km mark the course settles down onto the coastal plain before heading north on SH1 to the finish in Kaikoura. Warning - one more surprise - the finish line is at the top of a short, but steep climb (to make the judges life easier perhaps).
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Climb Details

Rating Start/End Points Length Start/End Elevation Avg Grade
Cat 2 33.16 mi/49.52 mi 16.36 mi 456 ft/1,714 ft 1.5%
Cat 5 52.82 mi/54.43 mi 1.62 mi 1,196 ft/1,425 ft 2.7%
Cat 4 56.36 mi/60.72 mi 4.35 mi 1,070 ft/1,486 ft 1.8%
Cat 5 63.02 mi/64.39 mi 1.37 mi 1,335 ft/1,494 ft 2.2%
Cat 5 82.12 mi/83.24 mi 1.12 mi 3 ft/218 ft 3.6%

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