The Colorado Classic® presented by VF Corporation is the only women’s UCI 2.1 standalone pro road race in the Western hemisphere. Nearly 100 of the world’s best racers from 16 teams will compete in the four-stage race, coursing through Steamboat Springs, Avon, Golden and Denver. The race, which has earned the prestigious 2.1 classification by the UCI and is on USA Cycling’s Pro Road Tour, will feature WorldTour winners, Olympic champions, rising stars and collegiate champions.
The race is a game-changer, advancing equity for women in professional cycling with harder, longer routes; unprecedented financial support including one of the richest purses in North America; and daily live TV streaming coverage that puts women’s racing on a global stage like never before. More than a race, the Colorado Classic is a movement empowering women of all ages and abilities to transform their lives and the world through sports. The race will be surrounded with women-focused and family-friendly events including a Health and Lifestyle Expo, inspiring Speaker Series and citizen rides. Bicycling Magazine named the Colorado Classic one of 13 races in the world not to be missed this year.