Bicycling Magazine 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge: Stage 3 - Vail Time Trial - August 25 

The individual time trial will test riders on a 10-mile uphill course through one of Colorado's most-iconic mountain towns.

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Author: Bicycling Magazine
Date: 15 Aug 2011 2:50:48 PM
Activity: Bicycling
State: Colorado (CO)
Distance: 10.08 mi  (Change units)
Survey Elevation: Total Gain: 1567 ft
Total Loss: 111 ft
Net Change: 1456 ft
Difficulty: 1 / 10
Tags: 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Colorado, Tour of Colorado, USA Pro Cycling Challenge, Vail
Rating: Unrated   Rate it

Analysis by Joe Lindsey, blogger and Colorado Resident
Stage 2 might be main course, but today is the day that bakes the GC cake. This is the old Coors Classic TT course, which starts in Vail Village and finishes at the cul-de-sac on the frontage road on Vail Pass (not at the summit). It’s also been used for the last six years in the Teva Mountain Games. The course record is 25:48, set by Kenda-5 Hour Energy’s Ben Day. That will almost assuredly fall, but time gaps here will still be fairly tight. Later start times may benefit as a westerly wind that often picks up in the afternoon will help on the flatter section at the bottom. With zero tactics in the mix and very limited chances to make time in later stages, the overall leader here is likely going to be the winner.

Note: Stage route, exact start/finish, and sprints/climbs have been approximated from information provided by Actual stage may vary slightly.

Prologue: Monday, August 22 – Colorado Springs
Stage 1: Tuesday, August 23 – Salida to Crested Butte
Stage 2: Wednesday, August 24 – Gunnison to Aspen
Stage 3: Thursday, August 25 – Vail
Stage 4: Friday, August 26 – Avon to Steamboat Springs
Stage 5: Saturday, August 27 – Steamboat Springs to Breckenridge
Stage 6: Sunday, August 28 – Golden to Denver


Position Format: Datum:

Stage 3 Track

Distance: 10.08 mi Points: 152
Total Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
Active Time: none Speed: 0.0 mph Pace: 0:00 / mi
# Distance Instruction Distance to next
1 0.10 mi Turn left onto Gore Creek Dr Then go 0.25 mi
2 0.34 mi Turn right onto Vail Valley Dr Then go 0.07 mi
3 0.41 mi Turn right onto E Meadow D Then go 0.07 mi
4 0.48 mi Continue onto Vail Valley Dr Then go 0.01 mi
5 0.50 mi Turn right onto I-70 Frontage Rd Then go 3.47 mi
6 3.97 mi Turn right onto Big Horn R Then go 2.89 mi
7 6.86 mi Continue onto Vail Pass - Tenmil

Points of Interest

Start: Stage 3 Team Trial

Location: 39.642033, -106.375819

End: Stage 3 Time Trial

Location: 39.590911, -106.242793

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