Monday, August 9, 2010

Race Across Colorado is coming in 2010!

The Hardest American Pro-Am Stage Race!
Tour de France style Point to Point racing in the Colorado High Country!

Coming between the Cascade Classic and the Tour of Utah, we will fill a major void in the American Pro-Am Stage Race Calendar.  Our goal is to be on the National Race Calendar for 2011.  In 2010, we will use a large percentage of our sponsorship money to bring in American Continental Teams along with some regional composite amateur teams.  We believe that U.S. riders need more tough mountain stage races to build for the future.
12 to 15 - 6 Man Teams
We have a TITLE Sponsor in the works that will be announced in early 2010.
All courses are tentative until approved by the appropriate authorities.
Prizelist - Approximately $15K to $25K
Leader Jersey for G.C., KOM, Sprints and U25

Check back often. We will be releasing more information soon...

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Stage 8 - Denver LoDo Criterium

Stage 8 of the Race Across Colorado - Denver LoDo Criterium The final stage will see the racers tackle a 1 mile closed circuit in LoDo Denver. This 90 minute final will see which sprinters survived the RAC to show off their talents in front of thousands of fans.

Distance - 90 Minutes

Sprints - Multiple

KOM - None

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Stage 7 - Georgetown to Estes Park

Stage 7 of the Race Across Colorado - The final open road stage takes the racers from Georgetown up the Central City Parkway to the Peak to Peak Highway ending with a fast downtown sprint in the small mountain town of Estes Park. All the constant climbing along Peak to Peak highway will offer the last chance for the mountain goats to slip away.

Distance - 85 Miles - 6000+ ft of climbing along Peak to Peak road.
KOM - Central City, Ward, Allenspark & Lilly Lake
Sprints - Nederland

Friday, August 6, 2010

Stage 6 - Leadville to Breckenridge

Stage 6 of the Race Across Colorado - Leadville to Breckenridge
This stage takes the riders South through Buena Vista. Then riders will head East through South Park before turning North over Hoosier Pass into a sprint finish in Breckenridge. A large pack is expected to decended into the fast finish.

Distance 95 Miles - Climbing - Less then 3000 feet.
KOM - Hoosier Pass
Sprints - Buena Vista, Fairplay and Breckenridge

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Stage 5 - Glenwood Springs to Leadville

Stage 5 of the Race Across Colorado - The Queen Stage
After a transfer from Steamboat Springs the previous afternoon, racers will start at the world famous hot springs in downtown Glenwood Springs. The stage starts on nice wide highways to Aspen for the first sprint point. After Aspen riders tackle Independence Pass. Topping out at over 12,000 ft, this is the longest toughest climb of RAC. The race then heads over to Leadville, where it will traverse around Turquoise Lake before a sprint in downtown Leadville. This stage should see some major time gaps between contenders.

Distance - Approximate 120 miles with over 8500 ft of climbing!
KOM - Independence Pass
Sprints - Aspen & Leadville

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Stage 4 - Steamboat Springs Time Trial

Stage 4 of the Race Across Colorado - Racers will do a "Eddy Merckx" style Time Trial on the county roads around Steamboat Springs. The bikes will be their normal road bike. No TT bars, disc wheels or areo helmets. Just racers against the clock.

Distance - Approximately 10 Miles
Route - TBD

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Stage 3 - Walden to Steamboat Springs

Stage 3 of the Race Across Colorado - This stage takes the racers across the middle of the state. With 3000 ft of total climbing, the pack is expected to stick together. Gore Pass and Cottonwood Pass will give a small break an oppurnity to get away before the downtown Steamboat Springs finish.

Distance - 120 Miles with 3000 ft of climbing
KOM - Gore Pass
Sprints - Yampa & Steamboat Springs

Monday, August 2, 2010

Stage 2 - Ft. Collins to Walden

Stage 2 of the Race Across Colorado - Let the Mountains begin! Racers will roll out of Ft. Collins and then immediately tackle the Rist Canyon Climb. Climbing over 3000ft in 10 miles, this climb will start seperating out the men from the boys. Racers then head up the Poudre Canyon to tackle Camron Pass. Topping out at over 10,000 ft, the Pass will further spread the field before they decend down in to North Park to finish in Walden.
Distance - 110 Miles
KOM - Rist Canyon & Camron Pass
Sprints - Rustic & Walden

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Stage 1 - Boulder to Ft. Collins

Stage 1 of the Race Across Colorado takes the riders from Downtown Boulder to Downtown Ft. Collins along the beautiful roads along the Colorado Front Range. The riders will take county roads, mostly paved with a few dirt sections thrown in to keep the race interesting. This will be one of the few stages for the sprinters to show off their skills.
Approximate Distance - 80 to 100 miles
Sprint Points - Longmont, Loveland and Ft. Collins
K.O.M. - Carter Lake and Horsetooth Reservoir.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Prologue - Boulder - Flagstaff Mountain

The first annual Race Across Colorado (RAC) will kick off with a Prologue in Boulder up Flagstaff Mountain. Once the site of the Coors Classic prologue, the winding Flagstaff road juts skyward out of Boulder’s western midsection. RAC will climb up to the Sunrise Amphitheater. Aproximately 3 Miles of gear grinding climbing.