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Stage 1 test at Tour of the Gila, photos from the 2012 race

May 1, 2013

In celebration of today’s Stage 1 of the 2013 Tour of the Gila Powered by SRAM, here’s a collection of Stage 1 photos from 2012.

Stage 1 of this road race begins in downtown Silver City, New Mexico and ends with a 6.7 mile (10 k) climb to a mountain-top finish near the ghost town of Mogollon.

The women race for 73 miles (117 k) and the men for 92 miles (148 k). Racing is pretty laid-back on the rolling terrain until the pack hits the beginning of the final climb. Riders who want to podium need to position themselves well at the bottom of the climb where cross-winds and a narrow road will separate the peloton into groups.

2012 Tour of the Gila Stage 1 Gallery

From → Road Racing

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