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The Colorado Classic® presented by VF Corporation announces 2020 host communities

The August race will course through Snowmass Village, Avon, Boulder and Denver

DENVER, March 9, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Colorado Classic® presented by VF Corporation today announced the four cities that will host the prestigious race this summer. At a press event at the Colorado State Capitol, race organizers and State Governor Jared Polis welcomed Snowmass Village, Avon, Boulder and Denver as the host communities for the 2020 race.

Held August 27-30, 2020, the Colorado Classic is the premier women's road race in the Western Hemisphere and North America's only stand-alone women's professional stage race. After a successful 2019 debut as a women's-only race, organizers will continue to provide unheralded financial support, global exposure and competitive opportunities for the best female cyclists from around the world, while also showcasing some of the most scenic surroundings Colorado has to offer.

The four-day event will follow iconic Colorado routes featuring tough climbs, premier gravel roads, spectacular sprints and fan-favorite circuits. With public events held at each location, the race will truly be a four-day, family-friendly celebration of health, fitness, community and of course, some Colorado pride.

"We are thrilled to have such a strong line-up of communities for the 2020 event. Each market offers a notable connection to pro cycling, an ideal landscape for competitive racing and a strong commitment to bringing unique and engaging events to their community." said Lucy Diaz, CEO of RPM Events Group, LLC. "Each partner also aligns with our mission to advance women in sports and we are excited to work together to build out programming around each race stage that celebrates the athletes and engages the community."

"We are happy to support the Colorado Classic as it continues to build momentum as the pinnacle event for women's cycling in North America," added Cathy Ritter, director of the Colorado Tourism Office. "The latest race route will not only create a challenging course for these top women cyclists, but showcase some of the most beautiful landscapes in Colorado."

The 2020 Colorado Classic host cities and dates are:

  • August 27th, Snowmass Village.
  • August 28th, Avon.
  • August 29th, Boulder.
  • August 30th, Denver.

The full routes in each community will be released in the coming months, including key details for riders and spectators about start/finish locations, mileage, circuit laps, elevation changes, sprints and Queen of the Mountain (QOM) climbs.

To learn more about the Colorado Classic, visit www.coloradoclassic.com or follow @coloradoclassicpro on Instagram and Facebook.

About the Colorado Classic: The Colorado Classic® presented by VF Corporation is America's premier all-women's professional road cycling race taking place August 27-30, 2020. Our goal is to be the best women's race in the world while developing a year-round platform that celebrates and empowers female athletes. We are more than a race, we are a movement that is changing the world through the power of women's sport.

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SOURCE The Colorado Classic