Stage 1 – Circuit Race @ CMRU Campus

(Friday, January 22, 2021, TBC)

40 km – 550 m vertical

The Chiang Mai Rajabhat University campus North of Mae Rim offers an amazing virtually traffic-free circuit of 5 km that has got a bit of everything: several climbs including a short steep one, some corners that require riding skill as well as one fast downhill. In 2019, we once again invite you to compete there.

  • 8 laps of 5 kms and 60 m vertical climb each. with 420 m vertical climb. Download zipped Garmin GPX file here…
  • Challenging circuit with climbs, downhills and corners
  • King of the Mountain in lap 4
  • Starting time for each category will be communicated prior to the race
  • Trophy ceremony to take place at finish line approximately 20 min after each category’s race ends
  • Rolling is NOT compulsory – feel free to commute there by car or van.
  • Transfer from Hotel Sirinart Garden to the race site and back is included for those booking our Race Transfer Package.
  • Find your way there downloading zipped Garmin GPX file here…

Strava Race Map

Stage 2 – Gran Fondo

Bua Thong Waterfall – Phrao – Chiang Dao

(Saturday, January 23, 2021 TBC)

145 km – 1,500 m vertical

MTCM is happy to introduce our new Gran Fondo Stage:

Starting and finishing close to Bua Thong Waterfall or “7-Color-Waterfall” the winding and ondulating road heads North to Phrao. After a left turn the ride in Western direction will be particularly scenic between km 45 and 75, when the route crosses a nice valley and a minor pass.

The way back from Chiang Dao to Bua Thong Waterfall on Highway No. 107, a highway that has got little traffic, especially on a Sunday. At km 125 we turn off the highway and 2.5 km further down the road we merge on to 101, and ride straight to finish line with a final and maybe decisive short climb for the last 3 km.

As we are also introducing a Gran Fondo Category for the first time – thus making the Masters Tour of Chiang Mai become part of the “Cycling For All” family – we will offer two “Feeding Zones”, where you may refill your water bottles and get some snacks.

  • 145 km with approx 1,500 m vertical climb. Mind that most GPS cycle routing apps will show too many climbing meters. We will keep updating the effective climb later on.
    Download zipped Garmin GPX file here…
  • Feeding Zone 1 at km 45, PTT Gas Station, Phrao
  • King of the Mountain KOM at km 59.
  • Feeding Zone 2 at km 110 approx. (TBC)
  • Starting time for each category will be communicated prior to the race
  • Trophy ceremony to take place at finish line approximately 30 min after the arrival of each peloton / category.
  • Feel free to commute to by car or van.
  • Transfer from Hotel Sirinart Garden to the race site and back is included for those booking our Race Transfer Package.
  • Find your way there downloading zipped Garmin GPX file here…

Strava Race Map

Stage 3 – Top of Samoeng

(Sunday, January 24, 2021)

74 km – 811 m vertical

Once again, the climbing stage of this year’s Masters Tour of Chiang Mai will end at the top of the “switchbacks” on Samoeng Road. Rolling start will be per peloton at our race headquarter, Hotel Sirinart Garden. After a neutralized ride of 8.5 km the race will be opened by flag down. All distances are given including the rolling kms.

  • Start at Hotel Sirinart Garden on Canal Road
  • Rolling on Canal Road southbound
  • Restart via flag down approx at km 8.5 shortly after Samoeng intersection
  • Follow Canal Road
  • Merge onto the newly built highway at km 22
  • U-turn at km 30
  • Back on the highway and on Canal Road
  • Intermediate Sprint (IS) at km 50, in front of Mug Café (Red Sign)
  • Left at km 53.5 at Samoeng intersection
  • Several consecutive shorter climbs on Samoeng Road
  • KOM at km 71
  • After KOM the road keeps climbing for another 3 km and 200 m vertical
  • Finish line at km 74 on top of the Samoeng switchbacks
  • Rolling starts grouped per peloton in a 10 minute interval.
  • Open A & B as well as 30-39 will go on after that as follows:
    • descend switchbacks (2.8 km @ ramps of partly 16%, please be careful!)
    • climb 5 km, 420 m vertical, on the other side to Samoeng pass
    • U-turn
    • descend previously climbed 5 km
    • climb switchbacks (2.8 km, 290 m)
    • finish on top of switchbacks at km 89.4
    • See Strava file for the elite route here…
  • Download zipped Garmin GPX File here…
  • Trophy ceremony will take place after the end of the stage at the “Thachang Hill Café”, about 1 km back down from the KOM
  • Transfer back to Hotel Sirinart Garden is included for those booking our Race Transfer Package

Strava Race Map

Stage 4 – ITT To Doi Suthep

(Monday, January 25, 2021, TBC)

11 km – 650 m vertical

This climb’s fame has spread far and wide: the 10.8 km and 650 m vertical climb from Chiang Mai up to Doi Suthep, the city’s famous and revered Golden Buddhist Pagoda, has become a cycling classic. For many years it has been the final challenge of the 4 day race, fit to dispel doubts of who will be crowned Masters Tour of Chiang Mai champion.

  • Start at Chiang Mai Zoo
  • Give what you have got for almost 11 km
  • Trophy ceremony is 1 km back down the road at the view point
  • Start lists will be available by 3 pm on Sunday, January 24, 2021 (TBC)
  • Race including trophy ceremony end by 12 pm latest
  • Download zipped Garmin GPX File here…

Strava Race Map

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