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Tour of California, Day 6: From Big Bear Through Angeles National Forest in the Shadow of the Station Fire and Doping Scandal

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Stage Six of the 2010 Amgen Tour of California brought cyclists through the burn-scarred hills of the Angeles National Forest, offering riders an up-close look at what the Station Fire did to the hills north of Los Angeles.

This was the longest and most-challenging day of the race, described by Roadcycling as "the most difficult stage in the five-year history of the race, a mountainous 135.3-mile leg from Palmdale to Big Bear Lake with more than 12,000 ft. of climbing."