In the final stage, racers climb up and descend Lookout Mountain, where the overall King of the Mountain winner will be decided. Racers will start under Golden’s famous “Howdy Folks” welcome arch, take a northern loop out of town and pass the start line a second time before heading to Lookout Mountain. At an average 6.1-percent grade and 1,300 feet of elevation gain over 4.8 miles, this section provides a challenge on the tour’s final day. After a treacherous descent down the winding roads of Lookout Mountain, racers pass the start line in Golden for a third time (one of the most coveted viewing spots of the entire race). The racers then speed toward Denver, where they take six laps of a five-mile circuit along Speer Boulevard before reaching the finish line in Civic Center Park. The first winner of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge will be crowned in the Mile High City on August 28.