COLORADO CLASSIC STAGE 3
Racers make their way to Denver’s RiNo Art District, Aug. 18, for a stage that starts and finishes in Velorama. The men launch at 10:30 a.m. for the 100-mile (161.9k) Queen’s Stage that includes 8,133 feet of climbing. The route takes racers west past Coors Field on 29th and 32nd avenues to Golden, over Lookout Mountain for a KOM, through iconic Red Rocks Park and on to Evergreen, where they hit the highpoint KOM at Cragmont Drive, and a final KOM through Indian Hills before making their way over Dinosaur Ridge for a furious sprint from Wheat Ridge High School to the finish at Velorama. Starting at 12:30 p.m., the women race an exciting timed criterium (50 minutes plus five laps) around the activity-filled Velorama Festival.