Tour of the Gila – cheat sheet

Posted on 01. May, 2012 by in race

All the gory details of the 2012 SRAM Tour of the Gila stages in one spot.

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Four classification jerseys:

  • Red  GC leader jersey
  • Polka dot KOM/QOM jersey
  • Green sprinter jersey
  • White Best Young Rider jersey (U25 for women, U26 for men)
Stage 1: Silver City to Mogollon Road Race
Wednesday May 2 2012
Length:
women: 73.1 miles (117.6km)
men: 94.1 miles (151.4km)

Start time:
women 8:25am,
men 9:05am

Finish time (ETA):
women: 12:10 pm,
men: 12:55 pm

Time cut: 20%,

Map/profile (pdf)
women, men

Point-to-point road race with a final 5.5-mile climb on a very narrow alpine road with rough road pitching up with grades of 19% at some points. Men do 92 miles (148km)with 4,252 feet (1,296 km) of climbing, while women race 73.1 miles (117.6km) with 3,669 feet(1,118m) of climbing.

The course includes a 2.1-mile (3.4km) parade loop through downtown Silver City and finish near the ghost town of Mogollon.

Sprints: 5, 3 and 1 points, no time bonus; cash award for 1st
- 2 for men: at mile 18.3 & mile 57.5
- 2 for women: at mile 20.4 & mile 38.6

Finish
- no time bonus
- no points

KOMs/QOMs
- 1 Cat1 for 15, 12, 9, 7, 5, 3 and 1 pts at finish line

Stage 2: The Inner Loop Road Race
Thursday May 3 2012
Length:
women: 77.9 miles (125.4km)
men: 79.1 miles (127.3km)

Start time:
women: 10:40am,
men: 9:00am

Finish time (ETA):
women: 2:25pm,
men: 12:10pm

Time cut: 20%,

Map/profile (pdf)
women, men

79.1-mile loop with 5781 feet of climbing for the men, and  77.9 mile and , feet of climbing for the women,  starting and ending at Fort Bayard. The course not only includes three climbs but the 3-mile Wild Mesa (or Sapillo) descent, a very technical 1000+ feet drop with numerous sharp corners, hairpins and two switchbacks. The descent is one of the most dangerous areas in the Tour of the Gila.

Sprints: 5, 3 and 1 points; time bonus for 3, 2 and 1 seconds
- 2 at mile 5.7 & mile 41.5

Finish
- time bonus for 10, 6 and 4 seconds
- points: 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 pts

KOMs/QOMs
- 3 Cat3: 5, 3, 2 and 1 pts at mile 11.6, 21.1 and 66.8

Stage 3: Dan Potts Memorial Tyrone Individual Time Trial
Friday May 4 2012
Length: 16.15 miles (26km)

Start time:
women after men,
men 9:30am

Time cut: 30%,

Map/profile

Riders face two climbs in an out and back 16.15-mile course and 1,188 feet (362 m) of climbing. The course consists of all ascent or descent with very little flat ground.

Riders will depart at 30-second intervals, the top 10 at 1-minute intervals. Due to the size of the men’s field, they will probably be started in two waves.

No time bonus.
No points.

Stage 4: Downtown Silver City Criterium
Saturday May 5 2012
Length:
women: 27 miles (43.4km)
men: 43.2 miles (69.5km)/40 laps
Start time:
women 3:00pm,
men 4:15pm

Time cut: 20%,

Map/profile

Raced on a 1.04 mile, four-corner rectangle with about 80 feet of climbing per lap most of it on slight rises between turns 2 and 3.. The road surface is fair to poor in some spots. Roads are fairly wide, especially the downhill, high-speed fourth corner. There is a high-speed descent to turn 4.

The women will race 25 laps and the men 40 laps in total.

Sprints: 5, 3 and 1 points; time bonus for 3, 2 and 1 seconds
- 3 at start/finish line at 30, 20 and 10 laps to go for the men

Finish
- time bonus for 10, 6 and 4 seconds
- points: 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 pts

KOMs/QOMs: none

Stage 5: Gila Monster Road Race
Sunday May 6 2012
Length:
women: 71.8 miles (115.6km)
men: 103.5 miles (166.6km)

Start time:
women: 9:00am,
men: 8:40am

Finish time (ETA):
women: 12:30pm,
men: 1:25pm

Time cut: 20%,

Map/profile (pdf):
women, men

The queen stage, a 103.5-mile point-to-point road race with 9,131 feet of climbing and 8252 feet of descending for the men – 71.8 mile with 5610 feet of climbing and 4714 feet of descending for the women. Five climbs for the men including the 7-mile long, 1,600 foot Copperas Vista climb of the Gila Cliff Dwelling followed by the dangerous descent with steep grade and blind corners after the turn-around.

Sprints: for 5, 3 and 1 points; time bonus for 3, 2 and 1 seconds; cash award for 1st
- 2 at mile 8.7 & mile 36.3

Finish
- time bonus for 10, 6 and 4 seconds
- no sprint points

KOMs: 5 for men
- 1 Cat1: 15, 12, 9, 7, 5, 3 and 1 pts; at mile 80.4
- 2 Cat2: 10, 7, 5. 3, 2 and 1 pts; at mile 57.8 and mile 89.2
- 2 Cat3: 5, 3, 2 and 1 pts; at mile 13.9 and mile 103.5 (finish line)

QOMs: 3 for women
- 1 Cat 2: 10, 7, 5. 3, 2 and 1 pts; at mile 56.7
- 2 Cat 3: 5, 3, 2 and 1 pts; at mile 16.1 & at mile 71.8 (finish)

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