Stage 1

Thursday August 16 2018 - Vail to Vail - 64.1 miles Circuit

The Colorado Classics kicks off at the Mountain Plaza in picturesque Vail Village (8,150 feet above sea level), with women’s and men’s circuit races beginning at 10 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., respectively. The course is 8.8 miles (14.2 kilometers) and will remind fans of the tight, twisty roads typically found in European races. Women will ride four laps for a total of 35.2 miles (56.7k) and 2,567 feet of climbing.

Men will race eight laps for a total of 64.1 miles (103.2k) and 4,390 feet of climbing. The technically challenging route goes east along Frontage Road, up a dirt climb on Mill Creek Road to a King and Queen of the Mountain, out to West Vail and back.