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2006 Tour de Nez announced

The 14th Annual Tour de Nez will be taking place in and around the Reno/Tahoe area from June 22-24, 2006. Expanding the event into Tahoe and Truckee for this season, the Tour de Nez will see some of the nations' top cycling teams compete for a chance to take home more than $35,000 in prize money in the pro-cycling series and earn points on the National Racing Calendar.

The Pro Series begins with the Verdi Time Trial and the Truckee Criterium on June 22, followed by the Tahoe Road Race on June 23 and ending with the Mighty Tour de Nez Criterium on June 24. This year will mark the beginning of the National Hand Cycling Criterium Championships in Reno on June 24. The event will continue with the Biggest Little Kid’s Race in Truckee, Tahoe City and Reno. The famous Clunker Classic also expands to all three locations, encouraging all alternative forms of two wheel transportation to take to the pavement and ride. Rounding off the Tour de Nez will be messenger races, century rides, expos, clinics and of course plenty of mint juleps at every corner!

Started 14 years ago to celebrate the anniversary of Reno's first coffee house, Deux Gros Nez, the Tour de Nez has grown from a Masters Twilight Criterium to a three-day event in Truckee, Tahoe City and Reno. Highlights of this year's Tour de Nez will air on a one-hour show on the Outdoor Life Network.

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