Steamboat Springs - Stage 1 presented by SMARTWOOL - August 22
No gentle opening for the 2019 Colorado Classic. With 2 QOMs, countless smaller hills, 10km of treacherous gravel, and a few technical descents, this will be a rude awakening for many racers. The Steamboat Springs course shapes up as a grab bag that anyone can win. Can a climber get away on the short punch hills and hold an advantage? Can a sprinter hang on over the hills for a crack at the line? Or will a dirt specialist surprise everyone? Come to Steamboat and find out.