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"ONE OF THE BEST RACES YOU'LL RIDE!"

THE ROUTE

This year, the Colin Mayer Tour combines an entirely new route with tried & tested favourites for a rewarding 3-day riding experience which will put a smile on even the most experienced riders as well as first time participants. 

Riders can expect this year’s event as challenging as usual, with slightly a new route with no compromise on beautiful sceneries.  

 

With combined kilometers of about 120km over all three days, The Fundsmith Colin Mayer Tour is still accessible to intermediate riders but will challenge those unprepared legs. It remains a “bucket list” event for seasoned MTB athletes who want to test their limits and have an amazing time together. 

 

More information on the specific routes, (distances and elevations) to be released closer to the race.

 

 

STAGE 1

Start time: 8am

 

Bel Ombre to Case Noyale:  40kms / 1200 climbing => Difficulty: Medium

Starting at the Bel Ombre Sugar Factory, this exciting new course awaits! Riders will discover the Bel Ombre chassé with its single-track sections and splendid sea views with a mix of sugar cane fields and pristine hunting grounds. A steady ascent will take riders through private estates in Chamarel and then down towards Case Noyale with more technical riding, where we'll be finishing at the race village for the first night. Although this is the hardest stage, riders will be properly rewarded after the steady but manageable climb.

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Spectator Point: not accessible

STAGE 2 

Start time: 8am

 

Start and Finish at Case Noyale : 52kms / 650m climbing => Difficulty: Medium 

Day 2 will be familiar to past riders, but in the opposite direction to past events. Starting at Case Noyale, riders will head north, through private hunting grounds and fast sugar cane tracks before making their way back through Wolmar, then onto Tamarin Bay sand and its magical river crossing. With a quick dash through Les Salines Pilot, riders will finally make it back to the race village for some welcome refreshments. 

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STAGE 3

Start time: 8am

Case Noyale / Bertrand : 30kms / 400m climbing => Difficulty: Low

 

From the race village, with encouragement from family and friends and race village spectators, riders will do three laps of the Case Noyale / Bertrand hunting grounds with amazing terrain being a mix of gradual climbs and fast descents as well as a few surprises along the course!

Water Point: TBC

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