Race information: UCI Men & UCI Women

Stage 2 UCI Men Map

Stage 2 UCI Men Map

UCI Men start at 9:00 am MDT and race 76.2 miles loop with 5,781 feet of climbing. Two bonus sprints with time bonus for 1st, 2nd and 3rd; cash award for 1st and sprinter points for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Three Cat 3 KOMS.

Course turns right on US 180 toward Silver City upon leaving Fort Bayard. At 5.2 miles (8.4km), another right turn onto the 32nd St. By-Pass., with thef irst bonus sprint just ahead. Course turns right on to NM 15 at the next intersection. The first Cat 3 KOM is at 11.6 miles (18.7km). After the village of Pinos Altos the road narrows with no center line. The second Cat 3 KOM is at 21.1 miles (34km). At 27.8 miles(44.8km), Wild Horse Mesa is the start of a very technical 1,000+ foot (305+ meter) drop. This 3 mile (4.8km) descent has numerous sharp corners, hairpins and two switchbacks. The course then turns right at the next intersection onto NM 35. The second bonus sprint is at 41.5 miles (66.5km) on a narrow two-lane road. Race turns right on NM 152. The third Cat 3 KOM is at 63.9 miles (102.8km). At 68.8 miles (110.7km), the course crosses a rough railroad track at the base of a high-speed descent and turns sharply to the left onto NM 356 to the Town of Bayard until it reaches US 180 at 73.1 miles(117.6km). Right turn onto US 180 and follows this for 2.2 miles (3.5km), then turns right into Ft. Bayard for the 0.9 mile(1.45km) finish. Finish sprint is straight and has a very slight rise.

Stage 2 NRC Women Map

Stage 2 UCI Women Map

UCI  Women start at 10:40 am MDT and race 75 miles loop with 5,854 feet of climbing. Two bonus sprints with time bonus for 1st, 2nd and 3rd; cash award for 1st and sprinter points for 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Two Cat 3 QOMS.

Course turns right on US 180 toward Silver City upon leaving Fort Bayard. At 6.1 miles (9.8km), right turn on the 32nd St. By-Pass. Just ahead is the first bonus sprint. Turn right on to NM 15 at the next intersection. The first Cat 3 QOM is at 12.5 miles(20.1km). After the village of Pinos Altos the road narrows with no center line. At 28.7 miles(46.2km), Wild Horse Mesa is the start of a very technical 1,000+ foot(305+ meter) drop. This 3 mile (4.8km) descent has numerous sharp corners, hairpins and two switchbacks. The course turns right at the next intersection onto NM 35. The second bonus sprint is at 42.4 miles (68.2km) on a narrow two-lane road. Race turns right on NM 152 at 59.3 miles (95.4km). The second Cat 3 QOM is at 64.8 miles(104.3km). At the intersection with US 180, 73.7 miles(118.6km), course turns right and continues about 500 meters then turns right again into Fort Bayard. It is 0.9 miles (1.45km) to the finish. Finish sprint is straight and has a very slight.

A closer look at stage 2, the Inner Loop Road Race

Details for both:

  • Time bonus seconds awarded at finish line for top three are 10, 6 and 4 seconds for top 3 finishers
  • Time bonus seconds awarded at intermediate sprint points are 3, 2 and 1 second.
  • Sprint points awarded at intermediate sprint points are 3, 2 and 1 points.
  • Sprint points awarded at finish line to top 10 are 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points
  • QOM/KOM points awarded on Cat 3 climb are: 4, 3, 2 and 1 points
About Day 2

The Trail of the Mountain Spirits National Scenic Byway is the path most of the race will follow on Day 2. The beginning categories will start in the village of Piños Altos, while the 6 other races will start on the grounds of historic Ft. Bayard. Racers will head out on Hwy 180 W toward Silver City, then turn north on Hwy 15 through Piños Altos.

TOG-Stage-2

Photo: Mitchell Clinton

An incredible twisting, winding, high speed descent to Sapillo Crossing takes the riders toward the rolling hills surrounding Lake Roberts, then along the picturesque Mimbres Valley.
Dazzling opportunities are found everywhere on this stretch of road for photographers wishing to catch the peloton against spectacular back drops of majestic mountains, Lake Roberts, sweeping meadow vistas and the ever-present deep blue New Mexico skies.

After a right/left/right turn sequence past the San Lorenzo school, the race travels up the long climb of Acklin Hill. The well known head winds will start kicking up here, testing weary riders as they approach the feed zone, then face the final 15 miles to the fast paced and very exciting finishes in Ft. Bayard. This is an excellent section of the race for spectators as the racers position themselves to vie for the finish.

The UCI Men field will pass through the Town of Bayard at 11:50 am, giving the citizens and school kids a great show with the parade of racers and team cars. Ft. Bayard offers spectators many opportunities during the day of racing to explore the nearby Gila National Forest either via car, foot or by bike. One may also tour the historic grounds of this once military, then medically based Fort and learn the rich history surrounding these grounds.

 

STAGE 2: THURSDAY, MAY 5 – THE INNER LOOP ROAD RACE

Begins at Ft. Bayard, 7 miles (11.3km) north of Silver City, ends at Ft. Bayard

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7:50 am

Master Men B

75.0 miles(120.7km)

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8:00 am

Men 4

61.3 miles(98.7km)

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9:00 am

UCI Men

76.2 miles(122.6km)

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9:40 am

Men 1,2

75.0 miles(120.7km)

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10:00 am

Men 3

75.0 miles(120.7km)

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10:20 am

Master Men A

75.0 miles(120.7km)

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10:40 am

UCI Women

75.0 miles(120.7km)

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