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May 19, 2016 - Stage 5
Stage 5 will usher riders from the beautiful vineyards of Lodi to a long gradual ascent to an uphill finish in South Lake Tahoe, reaching a peak elevation of 8,600 feet - the highest in race history. The ride, essentially a 130-mile climb that gains in elevation from 50 feet to 6,650 at the finish, will showcase California's diversity, from the rich soil of the Central Valley to the mighty peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
This stage will be similar to Big Bear Lake stages of years past with plenty of climbing over the long route through national forest and wilderness areas. Upon reaching South Lake Tahoe, a short steep climb up Ski Run Boulevard will deliver the cyclists to the finish at Heavenly Mountain Resort.
Day: Thursday, May 19, 2016
Stage Start: Lodi at 10:00 AM
Stage Finish: South Lake Tahoe at 3:46 PM*
Miles: 132.4 mi
Kilometers: 213 km
Elevation Gain: 13,300 ft
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