Some of the most beautiful landscape in Idaho will be highlighted on this demanding course where the riders will race by scenic Lake Lowell, rolling hills and vineyards, along the Snake River, tackle some epic "Queen of the Mountain" climbs and spread the energy and excitement around downtown Nampa.
The highlight of stage 1 is the Queen of the Mountain (QOM) climb on Pump Road. It is a short steep brute of a climb, but what makes it even harder is that there is no descent off the top. It climbs to a plateau and stays on that plateau for several miles. This means that it is harder for stragglers to catch back on and easier for breakaways to form.
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