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22 – 27.07.2018

Where & When - stage I

Date: Monday, July 24th, 2017
Start Time: Classic Distance - 10:00 a.m.
Mega Distance - 10:00 a.m.
Distance: Classic - 81 km
Mega Distance - 81 km
Ascent Classic - 2176 m
Mega Distance - 2176 m
Track GPS: Classic, Mega    Route Analyser
Highest point: Classic  1110 m asl
Mega     1110 m asl
Difficulty (1 - 6): ☆☆☆☆
Stage Description: The first day of a long-distance racing and at the same time the biggest distance to cover during this year's Sudety MTB Challenge. Technically simple stage with two long climbs on the way. We start from Kudowa and head towards Lewin Kłodzki along easy and wide gravel roads. After reaching the Jawornica we enter some rougher terrain: forest road on the Polish-Czech border, followed by single track which leads us to the main road in Zieleniec. From this point the riders will climb along the hogback to find themselves above the ski resort (Zieleniec). Very pleasant segment of mountain path leads to the asphalt road which with a blink of an eye transfers riders to more off-road action. Very fast forest roads leading through the Spalona Pass leaves us at Długopole. Now it's time for a strenuous climb to the Czarna Góra summit. There's a tricky fragment along the way from Wilkanowo to the foot of Igliczna hill - slushy and steep - probably the slowest section of the stage. From the top of Igliczna we take wide roads and arrive at the Czarna Góra mountaintop. The well-known relay station indicates that we are approaching the technical narrow single track descent that leads to Puchaczówka Pass. We enter the red trail - a fragment of asphalt, followed by climb across the meadow and from now on it's mainly flat road with occasional fast descents. The ultimate kilometer - fast gravel downhill, which took its bloody toll in 2016, during the prologue. This clearly showed that if you want to reach the finish line of Sudety MTB Challenge, you simply cannot underestimate even the "easy" sections on the route.
Feed Stations: Classic/MEGA Distance    1. 37 km 2. 54 km

START line Classic, Mega distance (Kudowa Zdrój)  
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FINISH line Classic, Mega distance (Stronie Slaskie) 
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START line - STAGE 1