Stage 3

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Strategy
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Stage Begins
Wed Aug 20th 11:25 AM
Distance
96 Miles
Total Climb
Estimated Finish
3:50 PM MT
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Stage 3: Gunnison to Monarch Mountain – Wednesday, Aug. 20

During Stage 3 of the 2014 race, riders will not only have to contend with a mountaintop finish, they also will have to pass over it first, giving spectators a chance to see the race multiple times from the same vantage point. Stage 3 starts in Gunnison and heads east for 35 miles before tackling the 11,300 ft. monster that is Monarch Pass. The riders will then descend the eastern slope of the pass and do two 9-mile loops through Salida and the surrounding countryside. Then it’s game time as they tackle nearly 20 miles of climbing to a finish at 10,800 ft.-Monarch Mountain Ski Area. 

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Echelon

(French) a line of riders seeking maximum drafting in a crosswind, resulting in a diagonal line across the road.