From pezcycling news,
Question - "The first stage goes from Sausalito to Santa Rosa. The hill profile looks like a real ***** to us, but a pro rider told me that’s it’s basically a flat day for you guys. Is that a flat day?
Dave Z: Well, flat is flat, obviously. It’s not like a mountain day, that’s for sure. A mountain day is like 15 or 16 thousand feet of climbing…that’s a lot."
Indeed that is a lot.