the colorado classic in numbers

12:00    16 Aug 2018

With Fox Sports 2 set to air live coverage of the Colorado Classic which begins in Vail later today, we look at the numbers behind the UCI America Tour event.

4 – The Colorado Classic is a four stage race, which is designated as 2.HC and part of the UCI America Tour. It runs from August 16 to 19.

2017 – The first edition of the Colorado Classic took place in 2017, with Italian Manuel Senni winning the Men’s race, while the Women’s title was claimed by Canadian Sara Poidevin.

1 – Stage 1 features a 14.2 km course in Vail Village. The Men’s race features eight laps of the circuit, while the Women’s race will be made up of four laps.

2 – Stage 2 is a 15.88 km mountain time trial which climbs 1,574 feet from the start at Mountain Plaza to a mountain finish near the top of Vail Pass.

3 – Stage 3 starts and finishes in Velorama, Denver. The Men’s race features a 161.9km Queen’s Stage that includes 8,133 feet of climbing, while the Women’s race is a timed criterium (50 minutes plus five laps) around the activity-filled Velorama Festival.

4 – The fourth and final stage is a 14.6km circuit course from the Velorama Festival in RiNo to City Park via 17th Ave. The women begin at 10 am for a four-lap circuit, followed by the men’s eight-lap finale.

5 – There are five different leaders jerseys for the 2018 event: general classification, sprint competition, king/queen of the mountain, best young rider and most aggressive rider.

90 – The Men’s race will feature 90 riders, spread across 15 teams, including UCI World squads Team EF Education First-Drapac P/B Cannondale, Trek-Segafredo, Mitchelton-Scott and Team LottoNL-Jumbo.

Fox Sports 2 will have live coverage from all four stages of the Colorado Classic, running August 16-19.

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