From Funchal to Sao Vicente via the mountains. the traverse from the south of the island to the north.
Starting on the second highest peak of the island riders raced epic alpine ridgelines, battled deep dust, hiked exposed switchbacks and followed trout filled levadas through to one of the most loam filled trails in existence.
With 8 hours in the saddle, today's ride was one of adventure with only 4 special stages.
46km // 1680m Up // 2880m Down