Tour of California: A look back at the 2014 Folsom time trial - Gallery

For stage 6, the 2016 race will return to the same course Bradley Wiggins won on in 2014

The 2016 Tour of California will return to Folsom on Friday for the stage 6 time trial, which takes place on the same course as the 2014 stage won by Bradley Wiggins ahead of Rohan Dennis and Taylor Phinney.

Wiggins' form for this year's tour is still a question mark as he has basically retired from road racing to focus on the track for the 2016 Rio Olympics, but both Dennis and Phinney have returned to set up a podium rematch of sorts. Wiggins won the 2014 race against the cock by 44 seconds over Dennis and by 52 seconds over Phinney. This year they'll also have to battle with Time Trial World Champion Vasil Kiryienka (Team Sky), US champion Andrew Talansky and a host of other WorldTour riders. 

The 20.3km course in Folsom is mostly flat and not very technical, so the contest will be about power and speed as the riders make their way from downtown out toward the turn around near Folsom Lake. We've collected some photos from the 2014 contest ahead of Friday's stage. Check them out in the photo gallery above.

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