San Dimas warm-up for Redlands

The San Gabriel Mountains will serve as a backdrop to the eighth annual San Dimas Stage race March...

The San Gabriel Mountains will serve as a backdrop to the eighth annual San Dimas Stage race March 16-18. Over 800 cyclists will compete during three days.

Several pro teams have already committed to the race, a warm-up for the Redlands Classic next weekend. National criterium champion Kayle Leogrande and local pro Jeremiah Wiscovitch will lead the Rock Racing of Rock & Republic Clothing team. They will face off against Jittery Joes, Team BMC, the Polish National Polish Team, and Navigators Insurance team. On the women's side, Team Lipton returns as defending champions.

Day one starts off with a 3.8 mile time trial up Glendora Mountain Road. On stage two, the peloton will do a road race anywhere from 72 to 96 miles, depending on the category, around Bonelli Park and up Canon. A criterium on a six-corner course through downtown Old San Dimas will wrap up the stage race.

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