This legendary 9-day race took cyclists on an incredible journey which was 99.5% off-road! With only about 10 km of tar along the entire 900 km, the riders took on dusty rural roads and spectacular sugarcane fields with exhilaration. For all these adventurous riders, the journey was more important than the destination.

A Chilled Start

The race started at Karan Beef with a chilled first few kilometres thanks to the crisp morning air. Spirits were high, despite still having close to 900 km on the horizon. The first water stop was well received just past the 26 km mark, a