Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Tour of America? Cool!

Stolen from here. It will come to DC!

The Tour of America is a month long cycling race that will commence the Saturday closest to the September 11th and end four weekends later on a Sunday. For the year 2008 the event will begin appropriately on September 6th, 2008 and end on the 5th October 2008. The event will have 30 days long with 3 days of rest in between. The first day will always be a prologue stage that would be from Central Park to ground zero on the foot of the once prominent Twin Towers. The remaining 26 days of races will snake it way through states in our country till we reach one of the many beautiful cities in the West Coast. This would truly be a race across the continent from sea to shining sea. Unlike the prologue the route taken by the race each year will differ with every single one of the 48 states in the contiguous U.S. being trekked across by the cyclist once every 5 years. All races will be run on local and state roads avoiding any Interstate Highway.


The breakdown of the stages of the Tour is as follows:

Stage
Date
Start
Finish
Miles/Km
Cumulative
Distance
Prologue
9/06/08#
Central Park
Ground Zero
6/10
6/10
1
9/07/08
Newark, NJ
Washington, DC
220/360
226/370
2
9/08/08
Washington,DC
Pittsburgh, PA
244/390
470/760
3
9/09/08
Pittsburgh, PA
Columbus, OH
185/295
655/1055
4
9/10/08
Columbus, OH
Columbus, IN
200/320
855/1375
5
9/11/08#
Columbus, IN
Indianapolis, IN
45/75
900/1450
6
9/12/08
Indianapolis, IN
St Louis, MO
250/400
1150/1850
7
9/13/08
St Louis, MO
Carbondale, IL
130/210
1280/2060
8
9/14/08
Carbondale, IL
Nashville, TN
205/330
1485/2390
Rest Day
9/15/08
Nashville, TN
Chattanooga, TN


9
9/16/08*
Chattanooga, TN
Asheville, NC
230/370
1725/2760
10
9/17/08
Asheville, NC
Atlanta, GA
210/335
1925/3095
11
9/18/08
Columbus, GA
Montgomery, AL
80/125
2005/3220
12
9/19/08
Greenville, AL
New Orleans, LA
260/410
2265/3630
13
9/20/08
Baton Rogue, LA
Beaumont, TX
180/290
2445/3920
14
9/21/08
Houston, TX
Austin, TX
160/255
2605/4175
15
9/22/08
Austin, TX
Abilene, TX
250/400
2855/4575
Rest Day
9/23/08
Abilene, TX
Lubbock, TX


16
9/24/08
Lubbock, TX
Santa Rosa, NM
205/325
3060/4900
17
9/25/08*
Santa Rosa, NM
Chinmayo, NM
140/225
3200/5125
18
9/26/08*
Santa Fe, NM
Farmington, NM
210/355
3410/5460
19
9/27/08*
Shiprock, NM
Grand Canyon, AZ
250/400
3660/5860
20
9/28/08
Williams, AZ
Las Vegas, NV
190/300
3850/6160
21
9/29/08#
Boulder City, NV
Las Vegas, NV
50/80
3900/6240
Rest Day
9/30/08
Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas, NV


22
10/1/08
Las Vegas, NV
Tonopah, NV
210/335
4110/6575
23
10/02/08*
Tonopah, NV
Bridgeport, CA
160/255
4270/6830
24
10/03/08#
Bridgeport, CA
Lake Tahoe, CA
80/130
4350/6960
25
10/04/08
Lake Tahoe, CA
San Jose, CA
220/350
4570/7310
2610/05/08
San Jose, CA
San Francisco, CA130/2104700/7520

The prologue, and stages five, eleven, twenty-one and twenty-four are time trials. The stage eleven will be a team time trial and it will end in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The final time trial, stage twenty-four will be a mountain stage time trial. Stages nine, seventeen, nineteen, twenty-two and twenty-three will be the mountain stages. The remaining stages although considered flat stages will have undulating terrain but none as significant as the ones on the mountain stages.

# Time Trials
* Mountain Stages

2 Comments:

At 6:35 AM, Blogger Brian said...

I think I have a scheduling conflict or 30.

 
At 6:44 PM, Blogger Raymo853 said...

I think they have really got to re-think this tour. It is too long, both days and per day miles, for US or EU pros of today's World. And then having team time trails leaves out all the randonneurs and RAM types I think it would appeal to.

 

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