Thursday, October 7, 2010

Tour of California on GMR

Tour of California on GMR in May 2011!

Quote:
Stage 7: Claremont to Mt Baldy

From the start in Claremont, the riders will be able to see the finish some 6,000 feet above them in the San Gabriel Mountains. The final route hasn’t been set, but it will feature the locally iconic climbs of Glendora Mountain Road and Glendora Ridge Road, before heading up to the Baldy ski area, which features 11-percent grades in the final 5km. The first true mountaintop finish in the race’s six-year history should give rise to a true Tour de France atmosphere.

Messick: “We’ll have a mass participation ride on the route of the Baldy stage, a couple of week before, to give people the taste of how hard it is to race in the pro peloton.”


See 2011 Amgen Tour of California on Velo News



Glendora lands portion of Amgen Tour cycling stage; Pasadena won't ...
Whittier Daily News
Glendora, via its famous hill climb of the Glendora Mountain Road, became a portion of the stage for the May 15-22 race while Pasadena, which lost its stage ...

Amgen Tour bicycle race to hold stage from Claremont to Mt. Baldy ...
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
He added that the Baldy route would also incorporate Glendora Mountain Road and the Glendora Ridge Road, alpine roads west of the Mount Baldy Village and ...


Tour of California 2011 host cities announced » Cyclelicious
By Richard Masoner
The miles of switchbacks and steep grades along Glendora Mountain Road and Glendora Ridge Road are a favorite for southern California road cyclists, and Messick says route planners are looking at those roads with a stage finish at the ...

4 comments:

Bicycle Friends said...

Wohoo! They are coming to Claremont!

TJKnight said...

I was under the impression it was Claremont to the ski lifts via Mt. Baldy Road?

Hillbasher said...

I think everyone is kind of guessing right now about the route, but the 2 sure things are,
1) It will start in Claremont
2) It will finish at the ski area at Baldy. Looks like our ride will get some recognition.

Hillbasher said...

Went up Thursday. Nice cloudy day after a warm start. Made for a cool day up on GRR. Was hoping for at least a dusting of snow on the higher peaks, but didn't see any.