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" This is it, the final stage of Red Bull Defiance New Zealand. A relatively short but challenging mountain bike that takes competitors across the summits of Glendhu Hill before a highly enjoyable and long descent right down to the Red Bull Defiance Finish Line. Job done, odds Defied! "

Adrian Bailey - COURSE DIRECTOR

STAGE 7 - Mountain Bike

Having completed the loop of Rocky Mountain, competitors arrive back at Transition Area 2 again in West Wanaka and collect their mountain bikes which have been transported from the start of the Stage 5 paddle (support crews and team mates will move bikes for X1 solos and X4 teams. The organisers will move bikes for X2 tandems). It’s a relatively fast and flat start to the ride but once the teams leave the Aspiring Road it’s a leg sapping climb to the top of Glendhu Hill. However, the views from the top, across the bay and Lake Wanaka are unmatched anywhere. The final descent will be a mixture of elation and joy having conquered what is an incredibly tough but rewarding race. The toughest weekend multisport/adventure race in New Zealand!

STAGE STATS & PROFILE

STAGE # STAGE NAME DISCIPLINE DISTANCE ALT GAIN/LOSS EST FAST TIME EST SLOW TIME
Stage 7
Glendhu
Mountain Bike
14km
+470m/-450m
1hr 15m
2hr 15m

 * Fast and slow times are estimates and exclude transition stops!

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