The Colorado Classic has confirmed its four-day route for the men’s and women’s stage race that will take place August 16-19.
The race starts with two stages in and around Vail followed by two days in Denver. The beloved (fans, not riders) Vail Pass time trial is back for stage 2 and will very likely decide who goes home with the overall. The men’s race will cover 245 miles with 15,486 feet of climbing, while the women’s race will follow a similar route, it is much shorter at 80 miles and 4,818-feet of climbing.
It’s great to see the Vail TT back, the TT started with the USA Pro Challenge and continues on with the Colorado Classic. The 9.87-mile stage climbs 1,574 feet from the start at Solaris to a mountain finish near the top of Vail Pass.
Stage 3, which runs through Red Rocks Park, will also be a lot of fun to watch. The 100-mile queen stage includes 8,133 feet of climbing with a trip up and over Lookout Mountain.