Tour-de-Nez Reviews and News


The Tour De Nez Celebrates 20 Years of Bicycle Racing and Festivities

Bicycling Bonanza comes to Northern Nevada July 27-29 RENO, NEV. – Northern Nevada’s Premier Cycling Event Celebrates its 20th year July 27-29 with racing and festivities for everyone from the pro racer to the fun-loving spectator. The Tour De Nez is known throughout the cycling world for great racing on varied and challenging courses, and […]

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Guarnier follows Nez overall win with 2nd at Nevada City Classic

Nevada City, CA – Megan Guarnier of Team TIBCO/To the Top took 2nd place at the Nevada City Classic, a day after she wrapped up the overall omnium title of the Tour de Nez after taking 2nd in the third stage at Northstar at Tahoe. In Nevada City, Guarnier noted, “the course kind of takes […]

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Don't miss Team TIBCO on Versus today and Friday!

Los Altos, California – Make sure to check your local listings so you don’t miss Amber Rais and Team TIBCO at the Tour de Nez in her hometown of Reno, Nevada today and Friday. Versus will air the Truckee and Reno stages of the race from 4:30 – 5:00 p.m. ET today, with the third […]

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Tour de Nez Final Stage: High Drama at Northstar at Tahoe

by Briggs Heaney The final stage of the Tour de Nez tore through the Village at Northstar resort this Saturday, June 20th, and the crowd on hand was treated to an action-packed day of racing across all categories. Race leader and double stage winner Chad Gerlach had his hands full in defending his Omnium title […]

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Tour de Nez 2009 Stage 2: Gerlach Pours It On, Nash Pips Tibco, Arbol Crowned US Champ

by Briggs Heaney Reno, NV – Stage 2 of the Tour de Nez returned to its rightful spot in downtown Reno, as the revered Truckee river course challenged the peloton with ten technical turns on an up and down race course. Overnight race leader Chad Gerlach was marked throughout the race, but the Lifetime Fitness/Velo […]

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2009 USHF Hand Cycling National Criterium Championships Presented by IGT to Be Held in Reno, NV, During 19th Annual Tour de Nez presented by Northstar at Tahoe Omnium, Friday, June 19th

Reno, NV – The 17th annual Mighty Mighty Tour de Nez bicycle classic welcomes the return of the hand cycling Omnium to the week’s schedule for 2009, and the event has also been chosen to host the prestigious Hand Cycling National Criterium Championship presented by IGT on June 19th, 2009 in Downtown Reno. Fields of […]

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Cycling Returns to Reno/Tahoe area with the 18th annual Tour De Nez, a 5 day celebration of all things cycling

LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Cycling returns to Downtown Reno this June as the Northstar-at-Tahoe Tour De Nez gears up to bring the Reno/Tahoe area 5 days of racing action and parties galore. The 18th annual Tour De Nez will take place over 5 days, June 17-21, in Historic Downtown Truckee, Downtown Reno and wraps up […]

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Sights and Sounds from Tour de Nez Stage 5, Northstar at Tahoe Circuit Race

Well, it all came down the final stage at the mighty Tour de Nez to decide the overall winner in the general classification. After a brutal day on Friday, the men faced the 44-mile (70 km) Northstar-at-Tahoe Village Circuit Race. The race course is a hilly, difficult 2-mile loop that includes a passage over the […]

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Sights and sounds from the women's circuit race at Tour de Nez

For the first time in his history, the Tour de Nez put on a women’s race on Saturday. Due to conflicts with other races, such as the NRC Austin Crit, a small but strong field of 17 riders lined up to tackle the 22-mile (35 km) circuit race in the Northstar at Tahoe village. Sarah […]

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Sights and sounds from Tour de Nez stage 4, Northstar at Tahoe Road Race

The stage was set for an explosion with hot temperatures and tight GC for the fourth stage, the tough Northstar at Tahoe Road Race, of the Tour de Nez. On the second lap of the 10 laps around a 6.5-mile course, the 65-man field exploded on the 15% grade climb. For the rest of the […]

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Sights and sounds from Tour de Nez stage 3, Truckee Crit

On Thursday evening, the 70 (or so) riders lined up in front of an enthusiastic crowd in historic Downtown Truckee, for the fast 75-minute Truckee Criterium. Ian McKissick and his three BMC teammates had their hands full trying to control the attacks. BMC’s Taylor Tolleson crashed out in Wednesday’s Reno Criterium, and broke his collarbone. […]

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Sights from Tour de Nez Time Trial

The second stage of the Tour de Nez, the time trial at the Northstar at Tahoe resort was held this morning under sunny skies and hot temperature (note to self: sunscreen!). Ian McKissick (BMC) set the fastest time and took over the general classification, Matt Cooke and Corey Collier, both on the Health Net-Maxxis squad […]

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Tour de Nez Stage 2: Mountain Time Trial Shuffles GC Battle

By Briggs Heaney Photos by Larry Rosa The Mighty Tour de Nez stage race continued Thursday morning, with a 2.75 mile mountain time trial at the Northstar at Tahoe resort. Seventy three riders took to the line for the first of two stages on the day, the second being the evening criterium in downtown Truckee […]

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Sights and Sounds from the Reno Criterium at the Tour de Nez

First stage of the Tour de Nez – the Reno Crit is in the books. Neo-pro Steven Howard (aka Sven) won the field sprint ahead of Ricardo Escuela (Successful Living) and Eric Wohlberg (Symmetrics). Howard is the overall leader in GC, and takes the sprint jersey. Roman Kilun (Health Net-Maxxis) and Mike Sayers (BMC) tried […]

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Tour de Nez Stage One: Bissell’s Steven Howard Foils Candelario’s Solo Bid

By Briggs Heaney Photos by Larry Rosa Under clear skies and breezy summer conditions in Reno, Nevada, seventy five top professional cyclists embarked on a five stage, four day journey, starting at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada, with a seventy five minute timed criterium race around the parking lot of the casino resort. […]

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