Wednesday 17 January 2018
Masterton to Castlepoint
Start time: 10.00am
Finish time: 1.20pm (approximately)
Start: Copthorne Solway Park Hotel & Resort
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.
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.
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