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USA Pro Cycling Challenge Stage 4 Start

America's Top Road Race

The "Queen Stage" begins at the Promenade at the Steamboat Ski Area base. Racers depart in parade formation as they away the signal to resume racing. Cyclists head through town out Twentymile Road, one of locals' favorite routes. This roller coaster of small hills gives way to a gentle route south until the racers have to climb up from the river bottom at State Bridge. From there, the route to Beaver Creek takes racers on a brutal uphill climb, with pitches up to 18%, followed by a technical descent and one last 2K climb to the village.