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Stage 1: Time Trial
Thursday May 5 2011
Length: 2.5 miles (4 km)

Start time:
women 3:45pm,
men 2:30pm

Time cut: none

Resources (pdf)
- Map

Thursday Pro TT Course - photo c Joe Martin Stage Race

Thursday Pro TT Course - photo c Joe Martin Stage Race

A 2.5-mile uphill course in Devil’s Den State Park with an average grade of 6.8%. The course starts off with a brief flat section before the road steadily climbs 680 feet to the finish with most of the climb at 10%.

Riders start at 30-second intervals. See start times: men and women.

No time bonuses, no sprint points.

Stage 2: Friday Road Race
Friday May 6 2011
Length:
women: 64 miles (103 km)
men: 110 miles (177 km)

Start time:
women 2:00pm,
men 1:30pm

Est end time:
women 4:45 pm,
men 6:00pm

Time cut: 15%

Resources (pdf)
- Map: women, men
- Turn by turn: women, men

Friday Pro Men RR - photo c Joe Martin Stage Race

Friday Pro Men RR - photo c Joe Martin Stage Race

The men have 5,300 feet of climbing. There is a 9.2 mile section with an average grade of 2.7%. The finishing straight has a 6% uphill grade over the last 350 meters.

The women have 3,500 feet of climbing. There will be a 9.2 mile section with an average grade of 2.7%. The finishing straight has a 6% uphill grade over the last 350 meters.

Friday Women RR - photo c Joe Martin Stage Race

Friday Women RR - photo c Joe Martin Stage Race

Finish
- time bonus: 10, 6 and 4 seconds.
- points: 15, 12, 10, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 pts

Intermediate Sprint Points for 5, 3, and 1 pts
- women: at mile 19.3
- men: at mile 67.75

Stage 3: Saturday Road Race
Saturday May 7 2011
Length:
women: 58 miles (93 km)
men: 104 miles (167 km)

Start time:
women 11:45am,
men 2:45pm

Est end time:
women 2:30 pm,
men 6:50pm

Time cut: 15%

Resources (pdf)
- Map
- Turn by turn

Saturday Pro RR - photo c Joe Martin Stage Race

Saturday Pro RR - photo c Joe Martin Stage Race

A 12-mile out and back section takes the riders to the 23-mile loop that features over 1,500 feet of climbing per lap. Due to flooded areas, the staging and finish has been moved to Prairie Grove.

The men do 4 loops for 104 miles (167 km) in total and the women 2 loops for a total of 58 miles (93 km).

Finish
- time bonus: 10, 6 and 4 seconds.
- points: 15, 12, 10, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 pts

Intermediate Sprint Points for 5, 3, and 1 pts
- 2 for women: at mile 11.6 in loop, at laps 1 and 2
- 3 for men: at mile 11.6 in loop, at laps 1, 2 and 3

Stage 4: Sunday Criterium
Sunday May 8 2011
Time:
women: 55 min
men: 85 min

Start time:
women 12:10pm,
men 2:00 pm

Time cut:50% of the crit

Resources (pdf)
- map

Sunday Crit - photo c Joe Martin Stage Race

Sunday Crit - photo c Joe Martin Stage Race

The final stage is the Sunday criterium in downtown Fayetteville, held on a technical 1.2-mile course with an uphill section leading to the start/finish line. The sketchy corner that was the sight of many crashes is gone as the 2011 crit course has been returned to the 2009 and earlier course.

The men race for 85 minutes and the women for 55 minutes.

Finish
- time bonus: 6, 4 and 2 seconds.
- points: 15, 12, 10, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 pts

Intermediate Sprint Points for 5, 3, and 1 pts
- 3 for women: every 5 laps
- 3 for men: every 10 laps