2023 – Women’s Stage 1
STAGE 1 – CITY OF HIGHLAND CIRCUIT RACE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2023
41.3 Miles, 14 laps of a 2.8 mile circuit
There are THREE climber competitions (two Intermediate competitions and one Finish competition). The intermediate competitions will be at 13 laps to go and 5 laps to go. All competitions will be at the Finish Line on Baseline Road. A sign will designate 200 m to go.
INTERMEDIATE TIME BONUSES
First time across the climber competition line at 8 laps to go (see page 13 for time bonuses).
FINISH TIME BONUSES
Will be awarded at the race finish on Baseline Road. TIME CUT Any rider lapped before 8 laps to go will be asked to withdraw and may not continue in the race. Any rider lapped after this point will be asked to withdraw and given a pro-rated time for the stage.
COURSE EVENT / DESCRIPTION
The race consists of 14 laps around a 2.8 mile circuit including wide boulevards and scenic residential streets. A neutral “rolling enclosure” will control the race until reaching the Lap/Finish Line on Baseline Road. After crossing the Lap/Finish Line on Baseline Road, the course turns right on Church Street descending a wide boulevard to a right on Jack Rabbit Lane where it begins a twisting path through residential neighborhoods before returning to Baseline Road. The final portion of Baseline Road is a short, but steep climb back to the Lap/Finish Line. This is a hill climb finish, there will not be a same time for mishaps in the final 3 km.
SPECIFIC COURSE INSTRUCTIONS
Start: A neutral “rolling enclosure” will control the race until reaching the Lap/Finish Line on Baseline Road.
For safety reasons, Team vehicles cannot travel on the race route, except as they traverse those portions of the course designated in the directions for arriving at and leaving Feed Zone. There will be no exceptions; violations may result in penalties. Rules governing road races are in effect, except as noted. Escorted vehicles may be encountered on the course, however, Race Staff will make every effort to protect riders during this section.
Lap/Finish line. The Press Office is located in the Press Tent.
There will be an Awards Ceremony at the finish line for the first three finishers in this stage, along with awards for Individual G.C., Climber and Best Amateur (immediately following the conclusion of the stage).
DIRECTIONS TO TEAM PARKING
From downtown Redlands, North on Orange Street approximately 5 miles, right on Baseline Road, right on Streater Avenue then right into parking lot of Immanuel Baptist Church.
DIRECTIONS FROM TEAM PARKING TO START
Go North on Streater Avenue across Baseline Road to Browning Road, left on Burns Lane, right on Tiara Avenue approximately ½ mile, left on Summertrail Place, left on Highland Avenue, across State Route 330 freeway, then left into San Manuel Village.
San Manuel Village on Highland Avenue at Boulder Avenue, west of State Route 330.
At sign-in tent in the parking lot of San Manuel Village at 7:45 am. Sign-in closes at 8:35 am.
Along Boulder Avenue adjacent to San Manuel Village. This can be a busy street, so please be aware of vehicles on the road.
Support will be provided. In addition to Neutral Caravan Support, one neutral service pit will be located just past the Feed Zone on Webster Street on the right side.
There is one Feed Zone, on Webster Street at Immanuel Baptist Church before the turn onto Baseline Road. Feeding will start with 10 laps to go and will end with 4 laps to go.
Because of the expected crowds near this Feed Zone, Team Liaison will regulate access tightly. Support crews should assist by identifying unauthorized spectators to members of Team Support.
DIRECTIONS TO FEED ZONE
Same parking lot as Team Parking. The Feed Zone is on the west side of Imanuel Baptist Church at Webster Street.
CARAVAN OR FOLLOW VEHICLES
No vehicles other than Officials and Neutral Support are allowed on the course.
At Brightwater Senior Living near the Finish Line and at the Feed Zone on Webster Street.