Colorado Gran Fondo to Benefit Colorado Mini Classic

Ciclosportivo N.A. Names Colorado Mini Classic a Primary Beneficiary of Gran Fondo Boulder, Steamboat and Vail Events

BOULDER, CO USA (January 25, 2010) Ciclosportivo N.A. announces today the Colorado Mini Classic will become a primary beneficiary of the company’s Gran Fondo Boulder, Steamboat and Vail events.

“We applaud the commitment the American Cycling Association is making to return a junior-only stage race to Colorado,” Ciclosportivo N.A. spokeswoman D’Abria Versace says. “The continuing development of junior cycling in the United States is of primary interest to Ciclosportivo North America, and we are proud to name the Colorado Mini Classic a benefactor of our Gran Fondo events.”

Planned as a multi-day race with criterium, road and time trial stages, the Colorado Mini Classic is being promoted by the American Cycling Association and is planned to run in Silt, Colorado July 16-18, 2010. Drawing inspiration from the Red Zinger Mini Classic (1981-1992), the Colorado Mini Classic will serve as an opportunity for young boys and girls to gain exposure to the sport of competitive bicycle racing.

To learn more about the Colorado Mini Classic and other junior programs offered by the American Cycling Association, please contact Jonathan Tarkington via email at execdir@americancycling.org. Related, the ACA has scheduled the 2009 Junior Awards Party for Friday, January 29, 2010 at Westside Cyclery in Lakewood, Coloardo, please visit the ACA online at www.americancycling.org for more information.

AMERICAN CYCLING ASSOCIATION
The American Cycling Association is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit sporting organization that sanctions most road and cyclocross racing in Colorado and southeast Wyoming. The ACA offers an array of programs to attract new members as well as to keep our current members informed and enjoying the sport of bicycle racing. Please consider joining the ACA as a racing or non-racing member to support the Association’s grassroots mission of enhancing bicycle racing at a local level. www.americancycling.org

CICLOSPORTIVO N.A.
Ciclosportivo N.A. is a Colorado-based marketing firm dedicated to promoting authentic Italian cycling celebrations and bicycle life through the organization of special events. Ciclosportivo N.A. bicycle celebrations scheduled for 2010 include Gran Fondo and SuperCorsa™ events in Boulder, Steamboat and Vail, Colorado. Ciclosportivo N.A. is also tentatively planning a L'Eroica-styled event and The Race of the Falling Leaves outside Boulder, Colorado. www.ciclosportivo.blogspot.com

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