Following 10 kilometres on the flat the route begins to incline on Glendora Ridge Road, which is a 12.3 kilometres climb at 5.6%. A long and twisting drop with shallow gradients leads to the foot of Glendora Mountain Road. The ascent is 15.1 kilometres long and the average slope sits at 4.9%.
The route doesn’t drop down though. Following a rolling section the climb continues for 5.9 kilometres at 5.8% before another undulating passage leads to the final haul up. Mount Baldy Road is famous for its fifteen switchbacks and gradients up to 15%. The last 8.1 kilometres to the Mount Baldy Resort rise with an average gradient of 8.3%, while the last 800 metres go up at 12.8%.
The first three riders on the line win time bonuses of 10, 6 and 4 seconds, while two intermediate sprints – at kilometre 13 and 84 – come with 3, 2 and 1 seconds.
Another interesting read: results 6th stage 2019 Tour of California.
Tour of California 2019 stage 6: route, profile, more
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