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elcome to the Crested Butte News’ guide to the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. In the following pages you will find everything you need to know about the race, including maps, road closures, the best places to watch, a glossary of racing terms and much more. Stage 1 finish in Mt. crested butte
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Ohio Pass 10,033
Kebler Pass 9,980
Missouri Mtn. 14,067 Mt Harvard 14,420 Mt Columbia 14,073 Mt.Yale 14,196
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Buena Vista Newett 24 285
Cottonwood Pass 12,126
Mt Princeton 14,197
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Trout Creek Pass 9,346
Nathrop Mt Princeton Hot Springs Centerville
Mt Antero 14,269
Almont C H A F F E E
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Waunita Hot Springs
Blue Mesa Reservoir
Tomichi Creek Sillsville
Tabequache Mtn. 14,155 Mt Shavano 14,229
Monarch Pass 11,312
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Town of Crested Butte, Colorado
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Getting to Crested Butte Arrive early! Highway 135 and the roads in Crested Butte are expected to close sometime between 2 and 2:30 p.m.—as soon as the racers reach Almont. Plan on parking in the Crested Butte Community School parking lot and walking or taking the bus from there. If the parking lot is full, parking will be directed to the East side of Highway 135/6th Street. Note: The RTA bus from Gunnison to Crested Butte plans to run its normal schedule, but the evening bus might not be able to go to Mt. Crested Butte.
Getting Around Crested Butte Driving will be extremely limited. Plan to walk, bus or bike. The action will be centered around the sprint line just outside of Maxwell’s Steakhouse and the Brick Oven. You can’t miss it: just look for 20-foot inflatable pylons and the beer garden in the Post Office parking lot. Elk Avenue will be closed all day. At 10:45 a.m., 5th and 2nd Avenue will closed between Whiterock and Elk, and so will Whiterock between 5th and 2nd. All roads will be closed between 2 p.m. and the finish of the race. Mountain Express will run on an alternate route and schedule (see page 29) Getting to Mt. Crested Butte Park in Crested Butte and ride! Leave your car in the Crested Butte Community
School parking lot. Overflow parking will be directed to the east side of town. Mt. Crested Butte parking is extremely limited. Get in the spirit of the race and ride your bike up the rec path. A secure bike valet is available outside the Grand Lodge for $2, and all proceeds benefit the Local Organizing Committee. Mountain Express Shuttles will run to and from Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte (see page 29). Plan on catching a shuttle early to make it to the mountain before racers come through. Service will be suspended during the race and resume once roads re-open. There will be no road closures on the rec path, so ride your bike for the most flexibility. Getting around Mt. Crested Butte Starting at 5 a.m. all traffic will be escorted by a patrol car from the intersection of Gothic and Snowmass Rd to the intersection of Gothic and Treasury. Escorted traffic will be rerouted off of Gothic, through the lot north of the Grand Lodge to Emmons and Treasury roads. Traffic will travel one direction at a time, so expect delays. All activities are centered around the finish, which is on Gothic just south of Treasury. Walking is the best way to take in the festival, which includes a special Taste of the Town, a beer garden, a live entertainment stage and Jumbotrons to watch coverage of the race.
Stage 1 Salida to Mt. Crested Butte Total Distance: 99.3 mi./159.9 km Start: 11:45 am Est. Finish: 3:414:23 pm Tuesday, August 23, 2011
route through town of crested butte USA PRO CYCLING CHALLENGE AUGUST 23, 2011
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Imagine this: five Colorado State patrol cars leading the USA Pro-cycling Challenge (UPCC) peloton—including every podium placer from this year’s Tour de France— out of Salida and over Monarch Pass. That’s 135 riders followed by 120 team vehicles, all racing into Gunnison around 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, August 23—a mere hour and a half after the 11:45 a.m. start in Salida, the same amount of time Google Maps calculates a car would travel the same distance. In other words? They’ll be hauling, and they’ll be heading straight for Crested Butte. Once the State Patrol hits Almont, sometime between 2 and 2:30 p.m., every road in Crested Butte will close, including the racecourse along Highway 135. Traffic will literally come to a halt to make way for a peloton reaching 60 miles an hour—but Crested Butte will not. Spectators and locals alike will find a full-on biking bonanza to celebrate the arrival of America’s toughest bike race. Racers will scream through town at 50 miles an hour with only one inch of rubber between them and the asphalt. But locals will showcase their favorite bikes— Townies, of course—in a Townie Crit through downtown Crested Butte. A sanctioned hand-cycling race will follow suit after the Townies, and up on the mountain, a finish festival will celebrate biking with vendors, a strider cup and a Taste of the Town featuring local restaurants. Beer gardens and jumbotrons will make it easy to watch the race from downtown or on the mountain, for the kiddos there will be a Strider cup and play area on the mountain. Whether you’re in town to watch the race or just happen to be here, there’s no missing out on the action. Read on for the inside scoop on how to make the most of the day.
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Getting to Gunnison from Crested Butte on August 24 All Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte roads will be open. Expect heavy traffic as racers drive from Mt. Crested Butte to Gunnison around 8:30 a.m. Town Marshals will help direct traffic in town. The race starts in Gunnison at 10 a.m. and the course follows Highway 135 until Almont. Rolling closures between Gunnison and Almont will be in effect from approximately 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Getting to Cottonwood Pass Cottonwood Pass is arguably the most talked about spot to watch the race. The County will close to vehicles and bike traffic the day before Stage 2, on Full Color Only August 23, to make sureType it’s in prime condition. Plan ahead by signing up for a shuttle from Western State College at 7 a.m., 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Email lbutcher@ western.edu. See page 29 for road closure details.
Alpenglow featuring Old Californio Monday, August 22 at 5:30 p.m. Crested Butte Town Park Alpenglow is the Center for the Arts free outdoor concert series w/out on Border B&W Horizontal Monday evenings during the summer. With Crested Butte Mountain and Paradise Divide as the backdrop, come enjoy the sounds of a variety of music. Bring along your chairs, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Join friends and family as we enjoy the best that summer in Crested Butte has to offer. Please leave your pets at home. Old Californio, so called because while they don’t try to intentionally recall an earlier time in music history where California had a unique sound of its own, Old Californio certainly harkens back to it. It should be a great Alpenglow, perhaps touching on memories of the older generations and sparking some new ones for the younger folk. The sound crosses quite a few generations, and that’s what Alpenglow is all about! Townie Crit Tuesday, August 23 at 11:45 a.m. B&W Type Only Elk Avenue Sprint Line Kick off the day Crested Butte style by participating in the much-anticipated return of the Townie Criterium! Watch or participate as racers speed around town, and through the legendary Talk of the Town on their most coveted bikes of all; their townie bikes. As with all great events in Crested Butte, costumes encouraged! Rumor has it that Ben Preston has been doing double-secret training to “defend” his long-lost title. To participate, register on the Brick Oven deck after 10 a.m. The cost is $10. US Handcycling Criterium Tuesday, August 23 at 1 p.m. Elk Avenue Sprint Line As a part of the U.S. Para Cycling Challenge, and in partnership with the Adaptive Sports Center, Crested Butte will host the US Handcycling Criterium on August 23. Handcyclists will participate in a 30-minute timed race on an 8/10 mile circuit. The race will start at 1 p.m. at the Sprint Line for the Pro Race (Elk Avenue between 2nd and 3rd). The competition is expected to draw 15-20 top Para Cyclists from all over the nation. Awards will take place at 1:45 p.m. For more information about the race or to register, please contact Ian Lawless at email@example.com or call (303) 459-4159. Crested Butte Sprint Line Beer Garden Tuesday, August 23 from 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Crested Butte Sprint Finish Line Enjoy libations from Sierra Nevada and Avery Brewing Company while watching the race action unfold all day on the Jumbotron. Located on the Elk Avenue Sprint line, the beer garden also boasts premier viewing of the Sprint Line, Townie Crit and US Handcycling Criterium. From 7-10 p.m., challenge your buddies to a simulated 500 meter sprint. Participants will race side by side on stationary bikes for their own taste of victory. Spandex is optional yet encouraged. Strider Cup Tuesday, August 23 at 1 p.m. Mt. Crested Butte Finish Line Even the littlest of riders can experience the thrill of racing across the finish line. Stop by the Strider tent in the Festival to register or at the finish line 15 minutes before the race. A very limited number of bikes will be available, please bring your own to ensure a spot for your child. Little racers can race across the finish line at 1 p.m. or on a special course within the festival throughout the entirety of the day. continued on next page
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Mt. Crested Butte Finish Festival Tuesday, August 23 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Mt. Crested Butte Horizontal w/out Border In Mt. Crested Butte, the finish line will come alive with a Finish Festival including live music and a “Taste of the Town” planned from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., where you can see the race unfold via live video feeds all while enjoying beverages from Sierra Nevada. Take advantage of food and product vendors, a kids area, two Jumbotrons, beer garden, and a live music stage with multiple acts throughout the day. The live music starts at 11:30 with the Fiddling Foresters. Known as the “official old-time string band of the US Forest Service” the Fiddling Foresters are a musical group composed of Forest Service employees and volunteers from the Rocky Mountain Region. Combining ype Only toe-tapping music and the message of natural resource conservation, the Foresters are sure to be fun for the whole family. Between sets, enjoy a dance performance from the Crested Butte Collective. At 1:30 p.m., Doctor Robert takes the stage. A new generation of Beatles Tribute band, Doctor Robert brings a youthful energy and fresh perspective to an amazing catalog of music. The Finish Festivals are the highlight of the finish cities throughout the race with vendors traveling to each city.The finish festivals feature not only the latest bike technology but also a fun-filled atmosphere for the whole family to enjoy. Red Lady Stage special performance Tuesday, August 23 at 5 p.m., following awards ceremony Red Lady Stage, Mt. Crested Butte After the awards ceremony, make your way to the Red Lady Stage for a performance from folk/pop songstress Megan Burtt. Burtt was recently honored as one of only six 2011 NewFolk Competition winners. She has performed at the legendary Red Rocks Ampitheater, shared stages with Braddigan (of Dispatch), Brendan James and Toad the Wet Sprocket, toured listening rooms, clubs, living rooms, prisons and military barracks and is hard at work on two side projects (Travel By Skylark and The Dance Cards) as well as her sophomore recording with The Cure For Love (due early 2012). Bring your lawnchairs, family and friends and enjoy one of the last outdoor concerts in Crested Butte for the summer. Outside alcohol and pets are not allowed. Chase the Race Wednesday, August 24 at 7 a.m. Crested Butte to Aspen After watching the spectacular Stage 1 finish in the town of Mt. Crested Butte on Tuesday, take part in the inaugural Chase the Race stage to watch the next day’s finish in downtown Aspen, CO. On August 24, as Stage 2 of the USAPCC leaves Gunnison, CO to race over both Cottonwood & Independence Passes en-route to Aspen, we will follow in the tire treads of history, by riding from downtown Crested Butte over historic Pearl Pass, and on into downtown Aspen to catch the Stage 2 finish. Being dubbed the Chase the Race, this event is a chance to experience the early rides of some of mountain biking’s great pioneers, like Gary Fisher, Tom Breeze, Don Cook, and more, when they used this route as one of the inspirations to help develop the beginnings of the modern day mountain bike. An annual event every September to this day, this will be a special and unique way for cycling enthusiasts to be a part of the sports history and its future. For more information or to save your spot, go to (970) 349-5430 or go to www.crestedbutteguides.com
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Stage 2: August 24 The take-no-prisoners 131-mile journey from Gunnison to Aspen starts at the intersection of Main Street and Virginia Avenue in Gunnison at 10 a.m. The Queen Stage Downtown Expo kicks off in downtown Gunnison at 8 a.m., featuring an Autograph Alley with the cyclists on Tomichi Avenue and Main Street, a vendor expo and a pre-start program complete with color guards, local cycling heroes and the national anthem. Craft your own crown, channel your excitement with a cowbell to send off the riders in style, and stick around to watch the drama of stage two unfold on the jumbotron at IOOF Park throughout the day. There will be live music, activities for the whole family and a beer garden until the stage finish. Kids on bikes get to race off the of-
ficial start line at 10:15 a.m. Gunnison Schedule of Events 8 a.m. USA Pro Cycling Challenge Start Festival opens in downtown Gunnison, teams arrive, Autograph Alley, vendor expo 9 a.m. Rider sign-in 9:10 a.m. Starting ceremonies 9:50 a.m. Rider call-up 9:55 a.m. National anthem 10 a.m. Queen Stage Start 10:15 a.m. 2 to 4 year old Strider Bike Race from the official start Approx. 10:20 a.m. Sprint finish at Three Rivers in Almont 10:25 a.m. 5 to 7 year old Pedal Bike Race from the official start Approx. 11:45 a.m. King of the Mountains finish at the end of dirt on Cottonwood Pass Expo at IOOF continues until the Stage finish in Aspen at approximately 4 p.m. Live music starts at 11 a.m., family activities, beer garden, Jumbotron
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information Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte stage finish Tuesday, Gunnison stage startFull WednesdaY Color Horizontal w/out Border Reminder for race days: USE CAUTION. This is an open racecourse. Cyclists and tour vehicles will not yield to pedestrians. August 23 City of Gunnison Starting at 5 a.m.: Virginia Ave. between Main St. and Iowa St. closed through Wednesday evening. Approximately 11:30 a.m.: Rolling closure of Highway 50 between Monarch Pass and Gunnison until around 2:30 p.m. Full Color Type Only Highway 135 northbound from Gunnison will be stopped at approximately 2:30 p.m. through approximately 4:30 p.m. or later. 5 p.m.: Main St. from New York Avenue to Georgia Avenue closed through Wednesday noon. South of Crested Butte Hwy. 135, southbound—significant delays beginning at approximately 2 p.m. Hwy, 135, southbound—stopped entirely from approximately 2:30 to 4 p.m. Hwy. 135, northbound—delays from approximately 2 to 3 p.m. Cottonwood Pass will close at 3 p.m. to all vehicles, pedestrians, and bikes. After maintenance is completed (approximately 7:30 p.m.) pedestrian and bike access will be allowed, but the road will remain closed to vehicles. Town of Crested Butte Elk Avenue between 1st and 6th— closed from 5 a.m. until 6 p.m. 2nd and 5th between Elk and Whiterock—closed from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Whiterock between 2nd and 5th— closed from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. 1st between Whiterock and Elk— closed from 2 to 5 p.m. 6th/Gothic Road between Whiterock and Elk—closed from 2 to 5 p.m. All roads will be closed when racers come through. North of Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte
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Gothic Road, Mt. Crested Butte between Snowmass and Treasury—delays and detours from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Gothic Road between Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte—hard closure from approximately 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Kebler Pass Drivers can get into Crested Butte via Kebler Pass until approximately 2 p.m. Beginning somewhere around that time, drivers should expect a delay at 1st and Whiterock until about 4 p.m. Before approximately 2 p.m., drivers heading north will use 1st and Maroon to get to Gothic Road and will use the Nordic Center parking lot (accessed from 2nd and Whiterock) to get to southbound Hwy. 135. August 24 City of Gunnison Starting at 5 a.m.: Highway 50/Tomichi Ave. from Spruce St. to Taylor St. closed until approximately noon. Virginia Ave. from Wisconsin St. to Iowa St. closed until approximately noon. Georgia Ave. from Wisconsin St. to Iowa St. closed until approximately noon. Rolling closure of Highway 135 northbound to Almont from approximately 9:30 through 11:30 a.m. Almont to top of Cottonwood Pass Highway 135 between Almont and Gunnison, expect delays beginning at approximately 9 a.m. and continuing through approximately 11 a.m. County Road 742 Taylor River Road, will close at 8:30 a.m. at George Bailey Drive (just past Three Rivers Resort). The road will close at the intersection of Taylor River and Hwy. 135 at 9:15 a.m. Expected closure is until 1 p.m. Cottonwood Pass will be closed to all traffic except the Western State College Shuttles until notification is received from race officials that it can be opened. Additional Information A shuttle operated by Western State College will leave Taylor Park at 7 a.m., 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Limited seating is available, and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Contact Laurel Butcher firstname.lastname@example.org to book a seat.
Mountain Express route and schedule changes Mountain Express Town Shuttle will experience route diversions and unknown schedule delays on Monday and Tuesday, August 22 and 23 due to the 2011 Pro Cycling Challenge. In anticipation of the day, Mountain Express is working with officials from the towns of Crested Butte and Mt. Crested Butte as well as the local Pro Cycling Challenge committee to offer the best possible service during the event. In addition to this information, they will update the website at www.mtnexp.org as details become available. The main thing to know is that the Town Shuttle will be running in full force to get you to Mt. Crested Butte for the festivities. People are strongly encouraged to take the bus as public parking in Mt. Crested Butte will be in low supply. Public parking will be available at the Crested Butte Community School and the streets on the east side of 6th Street. Town Shuttle in Crested Butte On August 23, starting with the first bus at 7:40 a.m. from 6th and Belleview, the Town Shuttle will not service the downtown Crested Butte stops, which include Old Town Hall, the Nordic Center and Whiterock Avenue. The shuttle will come into Crested Butte from Mt. Crested Butte and stop at Teocalli and the Four-way Stop. It will proceed to Belleview and turn right, then make an immediate left on 6th Street. A temporary stop
Town Shuttle in Mt. Crested Butte On August 22 and 23, starting with the first bus leaving Mountaineer Square at 8 a.m., the Town Shuttle will not service Three Seasons, Outrun, Chateaux and Marcellina until they are given notice on August 23 that the route is clear. Additionally, since this leg of the route is eliminated, they will arrive and depart Pitchfork early. For example, if the Shuttle leaves Mountaineer Square at 12 p.m., it will depart Pitchfork at approximately 12:02 p.m. Find maps and more information at www.mtnexp.org or visit www. gunnisoncrestedbutte.com/event/ upcc for local information. If you have any questions, please contact Mountain Express at (970) 349-5616. Thanks for riding the bus!
and Spectator Ettiquette Wherever possible, barricades will separate you and your loved ones from the bicyclists racing through town at 60 miles an hour. But accidents happen. A Scottish rider crashed into a dog during the first stage of this year’s Tour de France, and in 2010 a stray dog ran into the middle of the peloton and caused a multiple-bike pileup. Use your best judgment: leave your pups at home and keep your kids (and yourself) out of the street.
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Where to Watch: Stage 1 When to expect the racers Best estimates suggest that racers will follow this schedule, but line the course early so you don’t miss it! Leaving Salida: 11:45 a.m. Gunnison: 1:15 p.m. Almont: 2-2:30 p.m. Crested Butte: 3-3:30 p.m. Mt. Crested Butte Finish Line: 4 p.m. Where to watch the action *Whiterock and Gothic—Racers turn into Town at high speed. *1st and Whiterock—a
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All-rounder: A racing cyclist who excels in both climbing and time trialing, and may also be a decent sprinter. In stage races, an all-rounder seeks a top-10 place in the General Classification. Eddy Merckx, Miguel Indurain and Lance Armstrong were notable all-rounders; Ivan Basso, Alejandro Valverde, Cadel Evans, Danilo Di Luca, and Alberto Contador are more contemporary examples. Attack: To quickly accelerate while riding in a pack, or in smaller numbers, with a view to create a gap between yourself and other riders. Autobus: A group of riders in a stage race (typically non-climbers and suffering domestiques) who ride together as a group on the mountain stages with the sole intention of finishing within the stage’s time limit to allow them to start the next day. Bonk or “Hit the Wall”: To completely run out of energy on a long ride. Boxed in: To be positioned in a peloton or other pack of riders, regardless of size, such that one is unable to move ahead of the other riders. This usually refers to the sprint where one is unable to improve one’s finish placing due to the inability to maneuver around other riders. Breakaway: Breakaway, or break in short, is when a small group of riders or an individual have successfully opened a gap ahead of the peloton. Cadence: The rate at which a cyclist pedals (in revolutions per minute). Caravane: The team cars following behind the peloton in support of their racers. Chase: A group of one or more riders who are ahead of the peloton trying to join the race or stage leader(s). There may be none, one, or many chases at any given point in a race. Climber: A rider who specializes in riding uphill quickly, usually due to having a high powerto-weight ratio. Counter attack: An attack that is made when a break has been caught by chasers or the peloton. Descender: A cyclist who excels at fast descents, often using them to break away from a group, or bridge a gap. Domestique: A rider whose job it is to support and work for other riders in their team (literally “servant” in French). Drafting: To ride closely behind another rider to make maximum use of their slipstream, reducing wind resistance and effort required to ride at the same speed. Drop: To be dropped is to be left behind a breakaway or the peloton for whatever reason (usually because the rider cannot sustain the tempo required to stay with the group). To drop
someone is to accelerate strongly with the intent of causing following riders to no longer gain the benefit of drafting. Echelon: (French) a line of riders seeking maximum drafting in a crosswind, resulting in a diagonal line across the road. False flat: A low-gradient climb, usually occurring partway up a steeper climb. So-called because while it may look deceptively flat and easy (especially after the steep climb preceding it), it is still a climb. Feed zone: In road bicycle racing, a location along the course of a long race where team personnel hand musettes containing food and beverages to passing riders. Ideally, a feed zone should be along a long, uncongested straight section of road, with a wide shoulder for team personnel and vehicles. Gap: A distance between two or more riders large enough for drafting to no longer be effective. While gaps are usually achieved through attacks, on mountain climbs, where slower speeds means the advantage of drafting is much less significant, riders are often gapped who simply cannot maintain the tempo of the faster riders. Individual time trial (ITT): Race where riders set off at fixed intervals and complete the course against the clock; fastest time wins. Drafting is not allowed. Lead out: Sprinting technique often used by the leadout man where the rider will accelerate to maximum speed close to the sprint point with a teammate, the sprinter, drafting behind, hoping to create space between the sprinter and the pack. continued on next page
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When the leadout man is exhausted he will move to the side to allow his teammate to race in the sprint. On the rivet: Describes a rider who is riding at maximum speed. When riding at maximum power output, a road racer often perches on the front tip of the saddle (seat). Peloton: (from French, literally meaning little ball or platoon and also related to the English word pellet) is the large main group in a road bicycle race. May also be called the field, bunch, or pack. Riders in a group save energy by riding close (drafting or slipstreaming) near and, particularly behind, other riders. The reduction in drag is dramatic; in the middle of a well-developed group it can be as much as 40 percent. Prologue: A short individual time trial before a stage race, used to determine which rider wears the leader’s jersey on the first stage. Road rash: Severe
skin abrasions caused from sliding on the asphalt in a crash. Sag wagon: Support motor vehicle following long races or recreational rides to pick up riders unable to complete the event. Sprinter: Rider with the ability to generate very high power over short periods (a few seconds to a minute) allowing for great finishing speeds, but usually unable to sustain sufficiently high power over long periods to be a good time trialist, and is usually too big to have a high enough power-toweight ratio to be a good climber. Stage: One part of a multi-day race, such as the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Time Trial: A race against the clock where riders are started separately (ranging from 30 seconds to 5 minutes apart). The winner of the race is determined by the fastest person across the course. No drafting may be employed in a time trial as it is a solo race event. Wall: A steep incline along a race’s course.
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