New Colorado Classic race to charge road-side fans

Organisers say that ensuring survival of the race means it needs to be more financially viable

Taylor Phinney wins Stage 1 of the USA Pro Challenge in Steamboat Springs, CO (Casey B Gibson)

(Image credit: Watson)

The new Colorado Classic stage race this August 10 to 13 will charge fans to watch part of its four-day race.

The race will kick off with stages in Colorado Springs and Breckenridge, and end in Denver as part of the Velorama Colorado festival. A women’s race will run on August 10 and 11.

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Gregor Brown

Gregor Brown is an experienced cycling journalist, based in Florence, Italy. He has covered races all over the world for over a decade - following the Giro, Tour de France, and every major race since 2006. His love of cycling began with freestyle and BMX, before the 1998 Tour de France led him to a deep appreciation of the road racing season.