With the route closing in on Novoskibirsk, this lumpy/flat/lumpy stage takes you within a single stage of reaching the city. The first three miles are hugely undulating, up/down/up/down as the M51 enters the forest. A brief clearing after three miles sets up a left hand curve that leads straight into the next forest.
A long six mile curving right hander eventually takes you back out of the forest with the clearing still having trees on both flanks. There’s a junction down to Lesnopolyanskiy after ten miles where the curve straightens out into a left hander past Sovkhoznyy.
Miles seven to fifteen are basically flat before a five mile descent takes you down from the junction to first Novootrubnoye and then Magistral. The descent bottoms out at the crossing of the Kamyshinka river after twenty miles. Unfortunately however, that’s the end of the descending for the stage because the last four miles are all uphill and the road swings left before dong a rapid left right combo to rejoin the road coming down the from the north, tha same road that you last saw at the fifteen mile junction. The finish is between two junctions down to Svetlyy a mile to the south of the main highway.
Distance: 23 miles / 37 kilometres
Ascent: 371 feet / 113 metres
RGT Magic Road: 0iQKKCVsGhh0
Max elevation: 498 ft
Min elevation: 361 ft
Total climbing: 372 ft
Total descent: -405 ft