The Colorado Classic Men’s Race is Dead

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - AUGUST: Cyclist John Murphy, Holowesko/Citadel Racing, pumps his fist in the air as he crosses the finish line to win stage one of the inaugural Colorado Classic bike race on August 10, 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The men's race was a total of 93.5 miles with six laps going through the Garden of the Gods and finishing on Tejon Street in downtown Colorado Springs. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post)

Sad news today, the Colorado  Classic men’s race is dead.  In its place, organizers will now hold a Colorado Classic women’s stage race, August 22-25. The four-day race, announced this morning by race owner RPM Events Group at an event at the Colorado State Capitol building,  will include everything the men’s race excelled at; live streaming and a sizable prize purse.

The women’s prize purse will be boosted by 400 percent over its 2018 numbers. It’s an interesting move. The Colorado  Classic men’s race was barely a blip for men’s pro racing but is now poised to become a headline event for pro women. The August 22-25 dates place  it as a great preparatory event for the UCI world road championships in September.

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