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Stage 4
High-Speed Blitz
July 2002 — Nauders to Naturns
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Stage 4 Photos
Stage 4 is a high-speed blitz. We do a quick ascent, 600 meters or so, followed by a gradual descent on to the next ridge. We ride aside a high Jeep road above a lake and then descend to the reservoir top. Kurt and I pick up the pace and find ourselves racing by orchards and farms. Some of the descents feel like we are on a Formula One course as we snake along the valley floor at high speed. The finial climb is gradual and we do our best stay on pace. A rapid dirt road descent, pavement, and then the drafting train forms as we make a mad dash to the finish line.

Brett Wolfe, Correspondent