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Stage 3: Breckenridge to Steamboat Springs (Wednesday, August 21)
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Distance: 105.9 miles
After leaving Breckenridge, Swan Mountain Road provides a great place for riders to breakaway as they weave north to Kremmling and Rabbit Ears Pass before the 20-mile sprint from the top to downtown Bike Town, USA (also known as Steamboat Springs).
Start: 12:10 p.m.
Where to Watch: The finish line in Steamboat Springs.
Fuel Up: Wake up with a cinnamon bun from Winona’s, a Steamboat institution.
Don’t Miss: The town party featuring the Loose Change Band after the race.
Stay: Kick off your boots at the Vista Verde Guest Ranch. The luxury dude ranch offers horseback trips, a swimming pool, and fly fishing gear for guests.
—Image courtesy of Doug Pensinger