During stage 2 of the women’s race, the new road racecourse will take them over the 7,740-foot summit of Luther Pass where they will contest the first of three "Queen of the Mountain" (QOM) for the stage followed by a quick descent into the spectacular Carson River Basin. The route will then take the riders on a loop through the Washoe Reservation before heading northeast into Nevada. The riders will then take Foothill Road along the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the shadows of Jobs Peak. A left turn will take them north on Kingsbury Grade. The “Grade” has never been attempted in any previous Amgen Tour of California stage. This is an 8-mile climb that gains 2,700’ in elevation. The second QOM will come at an elevation of 7,400’. The descent back to South Lake Tahoe will provide many beautiful views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. The final QOM of the stage will await the riders at the finish at Heavenly Mountain Resort.
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