MTB STAGE 1

70KM
PARADIS BEACHCOMBER –MACONDE - AVALON - MONT TRESOR – SHANDRANI BEACHCOMBER

Set in southern Mauritius, the first stage of the MTB 2020 takes mountain bikers on a 70km-long adventure, with 1,300 meters of elevation change as the icing on the cake. The riders will set off at 8am from the Paradis Beachcomber in southwest Mauritius, at the foot of the spectacular Morne Mountain. Half of the route runs through private hunting grounds, inland but in close proximity to the Indian Ocean.

From Paradis Beachcomber, riders head for Le Morne, Macondé and Baie du Cap, before reaching the Watook ascent, with its steep incline, then riding back downhill to the finish line at Shandrani Beachcomber, on the southeast coast. The descent cuts through the Avalon estate, the Gros Bois residential estate and the grounds of former Mon Trésor sugar factory.

The MTB 2020’s first stage is the toughest and most technical, and includes several uphill sections where participants will have no choice but to carry their bikes.

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Race Details

Date:
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Start:
PARADIS BEACHCOMBER
Finish:
SHANDRANI BEACHCOMBER
Distance:
70KM
Start time:
08:00