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.