Stage 1: Dianchi Hu
After the detour to Yiliang and Shilin last year, the Kunming stage again takes place in Kunming proper. In fact, it's a return to the 2014 course around Dianchi Lake, a nice rollercoaster that serves as the perfect warm-up for the five-day event.
Long distance: 110 km
Short distance: 44 km
Minimum speed requirement: 18 km/h
(people who do long distance and are slower than 18 km/h will be stopped at the km 90 drinking station and asked to enter the bus)