What a day for a epic race. The new Mead Roubaix course did not disappoint. Not only was the course extremely hard, the weather made things even more difficult. With a steady and sometime gusty wind out of the west, the afternoon fields shattered on the first lap. By the end of the second lap the Mens 35+ field was down to 4 or 5 guys and the Mens P-1-2 field had two guys off the front with 6 to 8 chasing.
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The 2011 Mead Roubaix Race should be equally as great as the ever popular Boulder Roubaix. Since the Boulder Roubaix will not be held in 2011 take that Roubaix energy you have up to Mead and race on a course that could show nearly as much promise that the Boulder Roubaix has to offer.
2011 Mead Roubaix - What You Need To Know
Date: April 10, 2011
Start/Finish: Downtown Mead, Colorado
Course: 19.4-mile loop with mix of pavement (66%) and hardpack dirt road (34%)
Race Distances: Majority of competitors will race 38.8 miles, 58.2 miles or 77.6 miles depending on category (full race day schedule coming soon).
Climbing: 950 feet per lap
Crux: Sharp, 300-foot dirt road climb on Weld County Road 7, which begins just 4.4 miles from finishline
What about Boulder Roubaix: In an effort to not abuse privileged road access or burn out local host communities, DBC Events is operating Boulder
Roubaix on an every-other-year basis. This also allows DBC Events to bring bicycle racing to other Colorado communities, further developing this amazing sport we all love.
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