Below is a description of the Mead Roubaix course by rider Chad Totaro
A few weeks back a few of us from the team rode out from Boulder to preview the Mead Roubaix road race course. The race isn’t for a couple of months but it was a good way to get in 4+ hours of riding while also getting excited about the first big road race. This road race is replacing the Boulder Roubaix race and it is actually a very different race, so in my opinion it is just taking its place on the calendar. The only similarity is that there are some dirt sections but very different terrain.
The course is long and after 2 laps I was getting a little confused as to where I was in relation to the start finish, it all sort of looks the same. The dirt sections are going to be very hard, they are very open and exposed and straight as a arrow with some elevation change – think of Deer Trail Road Race but on dirt ( for those whom know Deer Trail). It will for sure be a hard mans race, a serious power course, no where to hide and pure power. Although I am not sure we got the finish totally right but we were close as Mead only has a few streets in the downtown. It will for sure be a super fun finish with a real fast downhill dirt section that transitions onto pavement while still heading downhill for a 2k into a right hand turn and then onto Main Street for the sprint. Big open race course with a nice little downtown finish.
I think this race will blow to bits and the race will be decided from a select group, good handling skills on the dirt and the ability to suffer up the first dirt hill will for sure help the racer make the decisive move.
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