#TCRNO5 // CONTROL 3
LOCATION | SLOVAKIA |
CLOSES | SUNDAY 6TH AUGUST 2017 |
HOSTED BY | KINESIS UK |
The High Tatras mountain range occupies a large part of Slovakia’s Northern Border with Poland and belongs to the 1200km long Carpathian system, which it shares with control 4. The major peaks and southern slopes fall within Slovakia and paved access is limited with no central road pass constructed through its centre. The Tatras control will pull racers North East again toward the foothills of the Julian Alps forcing a large kink into the route to skirt through Slovenia or Austria or both and on through Hungary.
Once again it will be an effort to avoid yet more climbing in the rolling hills and mountain ranges which impede the path. The vast massif of the Low Tatras which occupies Slovakia’s central highlands will be unavoidable without significant detour and riders will need to negotiate their Western and then Eastern flanks in order to access control 3 and move on to control 4.