Stage 1: Machakos People’s Park Criterium Race
Download The Day 1; MPPK Criterium race map
For the first time ever the Tour de Machakos will feature a Criterium race as opening stage. This race is a great spectator event that is sure to launch the 2016 Tour in style as we celebrate Kenyas heroes day public holiday. The stage is scheduled to run inside Machakos Peoples Park, a 2 km paved (asphalt) circuit running along the inside of the boundary wall of the park. It will be run in a series of knockout races to determine who proceeds onto the quarter final, semi final and lastly final race of the day. So both spectators and competitors can be assured of some fast paced adrenalin action throughout the day, with the winners bagging home some serious cash prizes. However as per tradition all prize monies can only be claimed after completing the entire tour so it will be interesting to watch the winners for the rest of the event as should they happen to drop out of the Tour for whatever reason, the podium standings will shift! So the hunters will find themselves being hunted relentlessly for the remainder of The Tour de Machakos!..
Stage 1 Elavation Map
Download Day 1; MPPK Criterium elevation map