The inaugural Colorado Classic announced 14 teams that will participate in the August 10-13 event. Additional squads will be added in coming weeks to bring the field to between 16 and 18 teams.
The race will be headlined by several notable WorldTour outfits: Trek-Segafredo, Cannondale-Drapac, UAE Team Emirates and BMC Racing.
Colorado Classic is a four-day event with point-to-point racing, instead of the more than 600-mile stage race across that the Pro Challenge used.
The men’s race will cover roughly 300 miles over 4 stages:
Stage 1: Colorado Springs (Thursday, August 10)
Stage 2: Breckenridge (Friday, August 11)
Stage 3: Denver / Peak to Peak Hwy out-and-back: (Saturday, August 12)
Stage 4: Denver city circuit (Sunday, August 13)
“We are excited to have such a competitive field — including four World Tour teams — for the inaugural Colorado Classic,” said David Koff CEO of RPM Events Group, the organization that formed to produce the race. “With increased demands on teams dictated by a crowded international calendar, we are extremely grateful to the committed teams.”
Colorado Classic teams
BMC Racing Team
UAE Team Emirates
Caja Rural-Seguros RGA
Israel Cycling Academy
Team Novo Nordisk
Axeon Hagens Berman