According to their website info, they won't be releasing the course until the week of the race. So unless you know someone who knows someone you probably won't find out until that week. They also indicate an expected 10-20% of the total distance in each stage to be climbing.
No advice from me for training... LOL
I have not been in great shape this summer so I am doing some basic strength exercises and will be trying to get some road miles in for endurance. Kinda hard to practice any real sustained downhills for me but I will be hitting a place with a good downhill finish after some hard trail riding.
Anyone who rides a bike is a friend of mine.
My favorite bike is whatever I am riding.
My favorite trail is where ever I am.
Bikes and equipment are replaceable, friends and trails are not.