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The Colorado Classic, a women's-only stand-alone UCI stage race, will return in 2021.

The Colorado Classic is a four-day pro bicycle road race that brings together the top pro cyclists from around the world, including former Olympians and World Tour champions.

And now, it's all about the women.

That's because, beginning in 2019, the event became the only women’s stand-alone Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) stage race in the Western Hemisphere, a move that's put both women’s cycling and the Centennial State in the spotlight. It has received the prestigious UCI 2.1 category designation and is one of only 13 such races in the world.

"A women’s-only UCI stage race truly shows the dedication and commitment the Colorado Classic has to women in sport," said Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong, the most decorated female cyclist in U.S. history. "I was fortunate enough to have my start in a women’s-only event back in 2002 ... I know first-hand the tremendous amount of impact this will have on women’s cycling by creating and providing opportunity for spectators and riders across the world."

“The Colorado Classic reflects what our state is known for — innovation and inclusion — while showcasing Colorado’s diverse outdoor health and wellness lifestyle,” said Colorado Governor-elect Jared Polis. “The Colorado Classic has been instrumental in bringing pro racing back to Colorado, and we are proud to support their bold move in becoming a women’s-only bike race.” 

Presented by VF Corporation, the Colorado Classic will feature nearly 100 of the world’s best racers from 16 teams competing in a four-stage race over challenging and iconic Colorado terrain. More than a race, the Colorado Classic is a movement aimed at empowering women of all ages and abilities to transform their lives and the world through cycling. The race advances women’s pro cycling with harder, longer routes; unprecedented financial support; and daily live TV streaming coverage that puts women’s racing on a global stage.

The final stage will be in Denver where riders will fly through downtown with an exciting start and finish at Coors Field. Spectators can celebrate the race before, during and after at special events and at a dynamic expo with food, culture, exhibitors and family-focused programs.

Please visit ColoradoClassic.com for viewing locations and more information.

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