• Queen of the Hills: A Conversation with Jennifer Cubillas

    Submitted by 303cycling on October 30th, 2017

    If you’re a local female cyclist who likes to climb hills then you’ve probably noticed Jennifer Cubillas’s name on the Strava leaderboards. At 48, Jennifer is routinely in contention for QoMs on popular climbs around Boulder (she is currently 3/2145 on Lookout Mountain and 2/1197 on NCAR) though she has only been cycling for four years. In 2016 she won the National Hill Climb Championship for MW40+, and in 2017 she came in fourth in the Pro/Open category. She is blazing fast—not just for her age, but for any age. Read more

    • Colorado Classic returns to Denver in 2018

      Submitted by 303cycling on October 2nd, 2017

      The UCI this week released its calendars for all sanctioned road races on its five global circuits in 2018, with 11 events on the America Tour and three on the World Tour coming from North America. Read more

      • Mara Abbott – Anything for this: The costs, benefits of life in elite sport

        Submitted by 303cycling on September 19th, 2017

        Flirting with the edge of potential is dazzling, intoxicating and breathtakingly addictive. I really, really get it. But a true champion must have equal parts of strength and wisdom — and achieving physical excellence should not get carte blanche in the risk-benefit equation of a lifetime. In a moment of vulnerable honesty, what, for you, is worth it? Each answer is utterly unique — and constantly evolving. Read more

        • Golden’s Gran Fondo Bike Race – Review by Lisa Ingarfield

          Submitted by 303cycling on August 29th, 2017

          It was a perfect blue bird day and the energy was high at the start of the race/ride as cyclists gathered under the “Welcome to Golden” arch in downtown Golden. After some safety announcements, a reminder that we are ambassadors for the cycling world, and a review of the course, we were off. And almost immediately several cyclists broke the safety recommendation of not cycling on the wrong side of the road as we wove our way through Golden and up to Lookout Mountain. The in-town section was well staffed by volunteers and police, with even a few spectators cheering us on as we travelled up 19th Street. Read more

          • A Big Thank You from the COBRAS

            Submitted by 303cycling on August 28th, 2017

            Thank You for supporting the Karen Hornbostel Memorial Time Trial Series at Cherry Creek! Your participation not only supports bicycle racing in Colorado (50% of the profit from the series is given to the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado to support local racing) but also supports the Cancer Fitness Institute (CFI) in memory of Karen Hornbostel. Read more

            • Commentary: Colorado Classic is the future of bike racing

              Submitted by 303cycling on August 17th, 2017

              For a sport obsessed with its past, professional cycling has been spending quite a lot of time thinking about its future lately. The most fundamental question, to be answered before anything else, is which type of hard we want. Read more

              • Colorado Classic – Relive the highlights with 303’s Facebook Live Videos

                Submitted by 303cycling on August 16th, 2017

                303 correspondents Khem Suthiwan, Rich Soares and Todd Plymale-Mallory were hoppin’ at the inaugural Colorado Classic last weekend. In case you missed it, check out all our highlights on our twitter feed, and the Facebook Live videos below.               1. Khem and Rich starting their day at the ColoradoRead More

                • Taylor Phinney thrills Colorado Classic crowd by surging with bold move but can’t hold lead

                  Submitted by 303cycling on August 11th, 2017

                  Dissatisfied with the overall pace of a race he found “hesitant” for most of the afternoon, Boulder’s Taylor Phinney revved the crowd with a bold move about 20 miles from the finish in Thursday’s 93-mile opening stage of the Colorado Classic but couldn’t make it stick, finishing 42 seconds behind the peloton heading into Friday’s crucial stage in Breckenridge. Read more

                  • Powerful pedaling – Phinney awareded Most Aggressive Rider

                    Submitted by 303cycling on August 11th, 2017

                    Boulder’s Taylor Phinney, who races for Cannondale-Drapac, celebrates with the Most Aggressive Rider Jersey at the opening stage of the inaugural Colorado Classic on Thursday in Colorado Springs. John Murphy, of Holoweski-Citadel Racing, won the 93-mile stage. Read more

                    • Golden Gran Fondo – Lookout Mountain is Back!!

                      Submitted by 303cycling on August 9th, 2017

                      Conquer one of the toughest gran fondo courses in the USA! The Golden Gran Fondo has earned a reputation as one of the hardest one-day bike races in the country, and for good reason.  Read more