Elevation gain 1,198m
Haas Cienda Ranch, MS to Dauphin Island, AL
Race Format: Team Relay
Surface: 100% tarmac
Transfer: Bogue Chitto to Haas Cienda Ranch 74km / 1 hour
Stage 9 twists through many narrow farm roads in Mississippi on its way to Alabama and eventually out to Dauphin Island and the Gulf of Mexico. Towards the end of the day the smell of the ocean is evident and once on the Gordon Persons Bridge out to the Island the beach side finish is only a couple miles away. This stage, much like the last, looks relatively flat, however the rollers add up to almost 1200m of climbing.