Tour of California 2019 Route stage 6: Ontario - Mount Baldy
Friday 17 May - The penultimate stage of the Tour of California goes from Ontario to Mount Baldy. At 127.5 kilometres, the route serves an altitude gain of 4,280 metres.
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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