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North America Stage Info

Stage 3

Distance 193.57km

Elevation gain 2,718m

Route Map

Stage Profile

  • USA

Safford, AZ to Silver City, NM

Race Format: Team Relay
Surface: 100% tarmac
Transfer: Lake Roosevelt to Safford, AZ 177km / 2hrs

After an early departure teams will take a transfer to the start area at the Safford Welcome Center. With the sting of yesterday's punchy climbs still in the legs, there's at least a rolling warm up out of Safford AZ leading into the biggest climbing stage of the race. The route leaves Arizona at this point and winds into enchanting New Mexico and the Gila National Forest, testing the racers on some of the same terrain used by professionals in the Tour of the Gila stage race.