Stage 3 will start at Lake Cunningham Regional Park on the east side of San Jose. The racers can’t see the south face of Mt. Hamilton at the start, they know that they will feel the start of the climb just five miles into the stage. It is long and steep climb with 22 switchbacks. Once off of Mt Hamilton, it is a long rolling road over San Antonio Valley Rd. Once the race reaches the twisty Mines Road. As the riders skirt the east side of Livermore, the race will hook into last year’s route to Danville and the approach to Mount Diablo.