Stage One

Wednesday 17 January 2018

Masterton to Castlepoint
Distance 121km

Start time: 10.00am
Finish time: 1.20pm (approximately)
Start: Copthorne Solway Park Hotel & Resort
Finish: Castlepoint

Best place to view

The first early opportunity to view the stage is at the intersection of Te Ore Ore Bideford Road and Masterton Castlepoint Road when riders are returning from the Whanaehu Valley. If you want to see the finish, make sure you are at Castlepoint by 12.00pm to be ahead of the peloton.

Stage Route

Riders start in Masterton, heading north towards Mauriceville, returning to Masterton via Whangaehu Valley and Te Ore Ore Bideford Road.

At Te Ore Ore riders Turn Left towards the finish at Castlepoint Road.

Stage Map

 Stage Profile

10:00hrs         START LINE – Copthorne Hotel – Masterton (Times are approximate only)
                       Neutralized for Approx. 5.5 km
10:10hrs         0.0km RACING STARTS Opaki Road – By 100km speed sign
                       3.00 km Head north on SH2/ Opaki Rd
10.20hrs         5.02 km Turn right onto Opaki Kaiparoro Rd (signs for Mauriceville).
10.25hrs         11.8 km Head north on Opaki Kaiparoro Rd toward Mauriceville.
                       17.8 km Turn right to stay on Opaki Kaiparoro Rd (Bridge over Railway lines
10.40hrs         20.2 km Stay on Mauriceville Rd/Opaki Kaiparoro Rd towards Dreyers Rock
                       20.9 km Turn right onto Dreyers Rock Rd – Start KOM 1
10.47hrs         24.0 km KOM 1 – Top of hill
                       24.5 km Fast descent – caution
                       27.5 km Turn right onto Whangaehu Valley Rd
10.54hrs        33.4 km Head south on Whangaehu Valley Rd toward Masterton
11.15hrs        40.2 km Stay on Whangaehu Valley Rd
                       46.0 km Turn right onto Te Ore Ore Bideford Rd
11.25hrs        47.2 km Head southwest on Te Ore Ore Bideford Rd
                       50.0 km Sprint 1
11.37hrs        53.1 km Turn left onto Masterton Castlepoint Rd - Major intersection
                       60.0km Start Feed Zone
                       61.8 km Stay on Masterton Castlepoint Rd
12.10hrs        74.7 km Right Turn right onto Blairlogie-Langdale Rd
                       87.8 km Turn left onto Langdale Rd
12.30hrs        94.6 km Turn right onto Masterton Castlepoint Rd
                       98.1 km Head northeast on Masterton Castlepoint Rd toward Charles St
12.45hrs        101.1 km At Tinui - Turn right to stay on Masterton Castlepoint Rd
                       103.0 km Start KOM 2
                       108.5 km Top of hill KOM 2
12.50hrs        106.5 km Stay on Masterton Castlepoint Rd toward Castlepoint.
                       118.7 km Head southwest on Masterton Castlepoint Rd
13.15hrs        121.1 km Continue onto Jetty Rd
13.18hrs        121.8 km Finish