DENVER — The 2019 Colorado Classic will race through Steamboat Springs, Avon, Golden and Denver, organizers announced Tuesday.
Now in its third year, the Colorado Classic will be raced as a four stage women's-only road race from Aug. 22 to Aug. 25, 2019.
Although the courses in each of the four communities has yet to be finalized, race organizers say the four-day race will follow iconic Colorado routes featuring tough climbs, spectacular sprints and fan-friendly circuits.
Colorado Classic 2019 Hosts:
- August 22 - Steamboat Springs
- August 23 - Avon
- August 24 - Golden
- August 25 - Denver
"We have no doubt that our magnificent terrain will notch up the thrills as the Colorado Classic creates cycling history this summer with an all-woman format," said Cathy Ritter, director of the Colorado Tourism Office. "We're excited to know that cycling fans around the world will have a chance to see world-class racing in a world-class setting."
The full course routes will be released in late June.
Each host community will host a Colorado Classic Expo celebrating cycling, health, fitness and women's empowerment with exhibitors, events, food and beverages.
Race organizers say each race of the Colorado Classic will be broadcast two hours each day, live-streamed around the world.
"Together with local organizers we will create an engaging and exciting experience while showcasing the local flavors of each community," said Lucy Diaz, COO of RPM Events Group, organizer of the Colorado Classic. "Attendees can expect to see a dynamic vendor expo, rowdy cheer zones and exciting ancillary events."
In doing away with the men's competition, the purse for the women will nearly quadruple, according to race organizers.
To learn more about the Colorado Classic and volunteer opportunities, visit coloradoclassic.com.
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