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Miles: 76.3 KM: 122.8 (shortened due to weather)
Start: Mon, May 16: Nevada City
Start Time: 10:15am Finish ETA: 3:27-3:53pm
Athlete: Chris Jones, Team United HealthCare, 59th place, 15 seconds back
Today's stage was not a very difficult one and as it can be observed by local rider Chris Jones the effort was not a big one. The main reason is that the terrain was downhill and there was a breakaway which for a while preserved the race from being frantic. However once in the streets of Sacramento in the circuit race the pace was quite high due go the proximity of the finish line and the fast nature per se of circuits. The "whip" was quite hard for a goof number of riders and some of them were caught by surprise by such fast pace toward the end.