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Stage 8

“Taieri Gorge”

Stage 8: And still the hills keep coming. Teams have a big climb up the Old Dunstan Road before they beeline to the top of the Stonehurst Track and a long decent down towards Middlemarch. Some fast gravel riding greets teams before they arrive at Pukerangi Station. From here, teams follow the train line of the Taieri Gorge Railway all the way to Hindon and, ultimately, the Transition at Outram. The historic masterpiece that is the railway line has an incredible backdrop and teams will have to make their way across various bridges and through tunnels to complete their journey.

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Start Finish Distance Ascent Descent Estimated Fast Time Estimated Slow Time
Paerau Outram 100km 1200m 1700m 8hr 13hr
Start Finish Distance Ascent Descent Estimated Fast Time Estimated Slow Time
Paerau Outram 100km 1200m 1700m 8hr 12hr

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