In my last post, I wrote: " The next stage is from Gunnison to Aspen. If it goes through the Black Canyon, it will feature some of the best scenery ever featured in professional cycling. And McClure Pass is a short steep climb before a pretty ride into Aspen."
musette at K's Dairy-Delite) Then it's up US 24 along the Collegiate Peaks, west on CO 82, up over Independence Pass, followed by a fast technical descent into Aspen.
If this indeed is the route, this stage will be more than 130 miles and feature two climbs to more than 12,000 feet! One on dirt! Epic.