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Nature Valley Grand Prix - NE

USA, June 9-13, 2004

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Stage 2 - June 10: Iron Range Road Race, 80 miles

Stage two starts and finishes in the town of Virginia and takes riders out to Iron Horse Range where they go over the rolling hills of Mt Iron and Mt Kinney before heading out for a loop in the beautiful countryside of Northern Minnesota. On coming back into town riders go back over Mt Kinney and Mt Iron before the women do two laps of a small circuit and then head to Fifth Avenue and do 6.5 laps of a fast finishing circuit to total 79.4 miles (127km). The men, who start later in the day come in via one lap of the small circuit and complete the race with 8.5 laps of the criterium-like circuit for a total of 77.6miles (124km).