2016 Tour of Tucker County

2016 Tour of Tucker County

I raced the Tour of Tucker County again on Memorial Day weekend this year. It's a hard, 56 mile race with 6000+ feet of climbing. The first climb is 7 miles long and starts within the first 20 minutes of the race. The race finishes at the top of a 5.6 mile long, 1800 foot vertical climb, known as Sugarlands road. You've heard of the famous Manayunk Wall, right? The Manayunk Wall is only 1/2 mile long, averages an 8% gradient, and at it's steepest gets to 17%. By comparison, Sugarlands averages 7%, but contains a steep 1.…