US cycling to receive a boost with new Colorado Classic race planned

The new race could fill the hole left by the USA Pro Challenge which was cancelled after 2015

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

(Image credit: Watson)

A new stage race in the US, the Colorado Classic, will run August 10 to 13 with stages in Colorado Springs, Breckenridge, and Denver. Organiser RPM Events Group is securing a title sponsor and a handful of WorldTour teams.

"Coloradans love pro bike racing," said chief of USA Cycling, Derek Bouchard-Hall, in a statement printed by The Denver Post.

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