- Begins in:
- Manhattan Beach, CA, United States
- Created By:
- D INK
- This is a demanding 1.3 mile criterium course. The race starts and finishes on N. Valley road at Live Oak Park in Manhattan Beach. Following a clockwise direction, the race begins on the flats and gradually increases to a 7% grade as you climb into a sweeping 180Â° Turn 1/2. Continuing on N. Ardmore, the back stretch is a series of gentle rollers. There is a slight downhill into Turns 3/4. The race is usually won in the bottom 180Â° turn. If you are not in the top 10 coming out of the final turn, you won't be in contention for the final 300 meter sprint to the finish line!!! <br> <br> The Manhattan Beach Grand Prix is just two blocks from the beach...so let's talk about the wind! The prevailing winds come in from the Southwest. That means you can expect a head wind coming down the back stretch. It has been several years since anyone has successfully taken a flyer and stayed away from the pack. This is a course that pays premiums to team tactics.
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