Tour de Nez route announced

The route for the upcoming Northstar-at-Tahoe Tour de Nez, which begins June 18, was announced...

The route for the upcoming Northstar-at-Tahoe Tour de Nez, which begins June 18, was announced Friday. The six day professional cycling event will take place in Reno, Truckee and at Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort.

The first stage will take place in Reno with a Criterium at the Grand Sierra Resort, with a relatively flat six-corner course along the perimeter roads of the casino.

The second day will include two stages: a time trial at Northstar-at-Tahoe and the Downtown Truckee Criterium. The time trial will be approximately 3.5 miles and all uphill with a 7% grade. It begins at Highland View Road of Hwy 267 at Northstar-at-Tahoe and will pass the mid-mountain lodge and the site of the new Ritz Carlton.

The Downtown Truckee Criterium will follow the same, classic technical course with one long straight followed by a few greater than 90degree turns at the end and a chicane on the backside.

The event will then head up to Northstar-at-Tahoe on June 20th and 21st for the two circuit races. The Northstar-at-Tahoe Mountain Circuit Race will be 100 kilometer (10 lap) circuit with plenty of climbing which tops out at a 15% grade. The Northstar-at-Tahoe Village Circuit Race will be one our on a two-mile circuit which starts and ends above the Village at Northstar. This course offers cobbles and a few steep climbs. Both the women's and masters competitors will follow the same course.

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