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STAGE 1: STEAMBOAT SPRINGS presented by Smartwool

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.

Course Highlights:

  • Oak Creek Sprint

  • First QOM on County Road 27

  • 10km of gravel road at Big Valley Ranch QOM 

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STAGE 2: AVON presented by FirstBank

Stage 2, the Queen Stage, is really two stages in one. The opening 35 miles on a flat 5 mile circuit for 7 laps will run off fast and technical like a criterium.  Then an extra lap of 15 miles will tackle one of Colorado’s most notorious climbs, the ridiculously steep Daybreak Ridge. This climb through Beaver Creek to a QOM hits grades of 14% and also features a fast, technical descent through Bachelor Gulch. Watch the best female climbers in the world, many in their native Colorado terrain.

Course Highlights:

  • Start/Finish Line viewing features 2 intermediate sprints

  • Epic climb up Daybreak Ridge to QOM at Daybreak Ridge Road

  • Fast descent down through Bachelor Gulch

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STAGE 3: GOLDEN

On paper, Stage 3 in Golden looks like a sprinter’s delight with seven swift laps of a nine-mile circuit that starts and finishes under the iconic Golden arch downtown. But don’t be fooled as the short steep climb up the historic Washington St. is enough for a mini-QOM on the last lap, combined with additional rollers, add up to over 4,000’ of vertical. Look for breakaway attempts and sprint trains after the non-climbers have waited for two days to get on terrain that suits them.

Course Highlights

  • 3 intermediate sprints and time bonuses

  • QOM up Washington Street at the start of the last lap

  • Short steep hill on Washington Street right after Start/Finish

  • Many great course side bars and restaurants for viewing options

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STAGE 4: DENVER presented by Gates Corporation

Pro racing returns to Denver for a third year on a course with some new and some traditional features. This sprint-friendly course sees the Colorado Classic move its Start/Finish line to Coors Field, but keeps the familiar highlights of crowd-friendly 17th St and City Park. Look for fast racing and large crowds as sprinters battle for wins and contenders for bonus seconds in the conclusion of the first women’s-only Colorado Classic.

Course Highlights

  • 3 intermediate sprints and time bonuses

  • Family friendly spectating in City Park

  • Many great course side bars and restaurants for viewing options

Course Details

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