After a day of rest travelling, we arrived on Tuesday afternoon in the old town of Chuxiong, welcomed by traditional dances and music.
The hotel is located in the town square,walking distance from all the local attractions,food stalls & restaurants.
The temperature was pleasant and everyone was happy to go out for a meal.So we all gathered and walk down the road until we found a local restaurant.
We then discovered the beauty of Chuxiong , a traditional minority people’s village which enabled us to step into the past of China.
We walked along the canals , hosted into people houses to try their local plum wine and snap few shots with them.
Dinner time arrived like a flash, with all little BBQ food street stalls we adventured into one which we picked our raw skewers and vegetables ready for the following day Cronoscalata.
We remounted our bikes the following morning for a 23.5km mass start time trial to a summit of 2450 m.s.l with a total ascent of nearly 800 metres.It was sharp gently painful in the legs and lungs. I loved it so much after reaching nearly 2200 m.s.l. the cloud level was with us making the road nice and slippery with temperature dropped down to 6 Degrees Celsius.
A bit chilly a the the top but still amazing. Everyone was dismounting their bikes to be loaded in the truck to go to the Dali Stage.
Tomorrow will be stage from the Dali lake race,115km on the lake.
Ride Safe.Share the road with everyone.