This race is a true monster, testing the strategies of cyclists and team directors alike as they tackle the turns, climbs and descents of the challenging European type roads.
The race plunges down toward the turn-around at the Cliff Dwellings National Monument Visitor Center, often exceeding speeds of 97 kmph(60 mph).
They then return to make the very difficult Category 1 climb before a rapid descent to Sapillo Crossing.
Another arduous climb takes the riders to Wild Horse Mesa after which the road winds through the splendor and shadows of the Gila National Forest.
This steep stage finish determines the overall finish and can make all the difference in overall placing if not calculated well.
Who will conquer the monster and claim the overall?