The Carmichael Training Systems International Classic Mountain Bike Stage Race in Colorado Springs is scheduled for July 9-11. This race is sure to have one of the best pro fields of the year with a guaranteed $10,000 in cash and 80 UCI points for the first place male and female pro rider. Confirmed Pro riders include Todd Wells, Max Plaxton, Heather Irmiger, Willow Koerber, Ryan Trebon, Georgia Gould, JHK, Sam Schultz -- these athletes are at the top of the pro MTB field in North America and the racing is going to be great. For our amateur riders it's the last qualifying race before Nationals the following weekend in Granby, CO with $100's in merchandise and medals going to top 3 riders in each category and our junior riders are also taking part in the prestigious Alison Dunlap Junior Mountain bike Series. Spectators will not only enjoy the best racing of the year but also a large expo/food vendor area anchored by Kenda Tires, GT and Specialized Bicycles (rumor has it that the 2011 Specialized MTB line will be here). A special thanks goes out to our major sponsors: Carmichael Training Systems, GT Bicycles, Kenda Tires, Pro Cycling of Colorado Springs & Excel Sports Boulder. See www.sandcreeksports.com for race information.
July 9-11 Race Information:
The July 9-11 Carmichael Training Systems International Classic will be a UCI C2 stage race! A $10,000 cash prize list race with 655 UCI points each for Pro Men and Pro Women for the final USA Cycling Pro XCT race! And, 47% of all US UCI points available for 2010 are at this race!
We will apply for the USA Cycling Race Permit, begin online registration with sportsbaseonline, and hopefully, have our new and easier to use web site up and running by mid-February.
This race will also be the final USA Cycling Pro XCT race, a 2012 Olympic Selection race, and the final 2010 National Championship Cross Country Qualification race. The National Championships are July 15-18 in Granby, CO. The Pro XCT series Men and Women winners get an automatic 2010 World Championship spot which will be announced at our race! This race is also a USA Cycling National Mountain Bike Calendar event.
There will be Category 1, 2, 3 and singlespeed races as well over the three days. We have not yet determined if we will run these races as a stage race or omnium. Comments?
The venue is Cheyenne Mountain State Park just south of Colorado Springs. Same basic S/F line for
all races. The S/F is in the middle of the Expo/Team Parking area on pavement.
The tentative schedule is:
July 9 Stage 1: Encantadas Time Trial (may use Medicine Wheel trail)
July 10 Stage 2: Cross Country (same course as in 2009)
July 11 Stage 3: Short Track Cross Country per UCI MTB Criterium rules