2012 / 2011 Tour de Nez
I have more pics from the Tour de Nez.. BUT.. I see that another FLICKR.com member (spicygal1) also has a good collection from the day of racing.

Do a search, "2011 Tour de Nez".. and see her excellent collection of photos and many are from different part of the course where I wasn't

2011 Tour de Nez returned to its original course for this year.

The once 3 day stage event was cut down to 1 day and was added to Reno is Artown calendar, a month long celebration of arts.

The crowd was sparse at the start of the handi-cycle event, but eventually picked up when the Womens Pro started.

I really think the Womens race is the local favorite as two top riders (Amber Rais - PIerce (ex-Reno) and Katerina Nash (Truckee, CA) are from the area.

But once again, the organizers got the podium stand BACKWARDS.. The second place rider stood to the left shoulder of the winner.

Why is that important? When 3 podium finishers stand on the top step for the photo op.. and there is no written caption attached to the photo.. People generally assume (looking at the photo), the person on the extreme left is 2nd place finisher, but that is not the case for Tour de Nez winners. Oops.. televised via internet around the country.

Details withstanding.. It was a great day to be in Reno.
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