The Colorado Classic is a four-stage cycling race that was first held in 2017. Originally the event included both men’s and women's races, but after just the second year, organizers decided the event would be women only from 2019 on.
Heralded as the triumphant return of pro cycling to Colorado, it is now a showcase of the very best female cyclist from around the world. The race will thrust women’s cycling into the spotlight thanks to a lot of media coverage. The purse is also up from last year to $75,000.
Presented by VF Corporation, the ride is the only women’s standalone pro road race in the Western hemisphere and will see nearly 100 of the world’s best racers from 16 teams compete in the four-stage race between Aug. 22-25.
Starting in Steamboat Springs, the ride will move to Avon, then Golden before finishing in Denver. The race has earned the prestigious 2.1 classification by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and is on USA Cycling’s Pro Road Tour.
Seen by many as a movement empowering women of all ages and abilities to transform their lives and the world through sports, the race is advancing women’s pro cycling with harder, longer routes; unprecedented financial support; and daily live TV streaming coverage that puts women’s racing on a global stage.
Be sure to get out and support the riders when they tear through downtown Denver around LoDo, 17th Street, City Park and Coors Field. Spectators can celebrate the race before, during and after at special events and at a dynamic expo with food, culture, exhibitors and family-focused programs.
Visit www.coloradoclassic.com for more details.