The cycling community is waiting with anticipation to watch on live TV the women’s-only Colorado Classic unfold between August 22-25. Organisers did away with their men’s race in favour of strengthening their corresponding women’s event. So far, they’ve lived up to their promise of offering harder stages, more prize money, and live streaming.
You can watch live streaming of all four stage on Cyclingnews. Our coverage of the event will also include race reports, news, results, and galleries.
Katie Hall will return to defend her title. Instead of competing with her trade team Boels Dolmans, who are competing at the Women’s WorldTour Ladies Tour of Norway, she will be leading Team USA.
Her teammates, mostly development riders, include Madeline Bemis, Anna Christian, Emma Edwards, Cara O’Neill and Samantha Runnels.
Hall has a strong chance of securing the overall title, given her palmares as one of America’s strongest climbers. Last year, she won every stage race she started on home soil: Joe Martin Stage Race, Tour of the Gila, Redlands Bicycle Classic, Tour of California and the Colorado Classic. This year, she helped her teammate, world champion Anna van der Breggen, to the overall victory in California and she finished in a close second place.
The field in Colorado will be much tougher than last year, however, and Hall will face a series of new and potential overall contenders.
Colorado Classic – two climbing stages, two sprint stages
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