The stage race will be held under Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) MTB rules and is open to both amateurs and professionals. Riders are free to choose what kind of bike they want to compete.

The 4-day stage race will feature a prologue on Thursday (18 January 2018) and then three main stages (from Friday to Sunday, 19-21 January). The prologue will be a short time trial course.

The other stages will each be between 25km and 35km in length with 600m to 1000m of climbing. Riding times should range from 3 to 5 hours per stage. The scenery on these stages is stunning.

Riders will be met by incredible views as they ride amongst one of the most impressive mountain ranges in the world.

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