Tour of California shakes and bakes in searing Palm Springs heat

The 6.4 kilometer-long 10% grade to the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway was always expected to be a decisive part of the 2013 Tour of California, but with temperatures on the road soaring well into the 110-degree range - Orica GreenEdge's Cameron Meyer said he saw 50C (122F) on his SRM - what was expected to be uncomfortable turned out to be bordering on dangerous.

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Laura Weislo
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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.