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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is alerting visitors and residents of Lake Tahoe that they will experience delays when Lake Tahoe highways are used to host women's world-class cycling races Friday and Saturday.
The Amgen Tour of California women's event will kick off Friday with a 74-mile loop around Lake Tahoe, starting and ending at Heavenly Mountain Resort in South Lake Tahoe. The 84 riders will travel along U.S. Highway 50 and State Highways 89 and 28 to circumvent the lake.
The California Highway Patrol will be closing intersections about 10-15 minutes in advance of the peloton arriving and then releasing traffic after all the riders and their support vehicles have traveled through. Traffic following the peloton will be required to stay behind, with CHP also controlling the rear.
The race kicks off at 11 a.m. and is anticipated to finish at 2 p.m.
Stage 2 on Saturday again starts at Heavenly but the riders will use surface streets and a section of Highway 89 to complete two circuits, 50 miles in total. The race starts at 10:30 a.m. and should finish by about 1 p.m. CHP will again be controlling intersections and stopping traffic in advance of riders' arrival.
See the attached maps for details on Stages 1-2. For more information about the Amgen Tour of California, visit www.amgentourofcalifornia.com
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