“Tour of Colorado” pro cycling race set for August 2017

GOLDEN, CO - AUGUST 23: Stage 7 of the USA Pro Challenge on August 23, 2015 in Golden, Colorado. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post)
GOLDEN, CO – AUGUST 23: Stage 7 of the USA Pro Challenge on August 23, 2015 in Golden, Colorado. (Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post)

From the Denver Post

Cyclists who raced in the USA Pro Challenge often referred to the event among themselves as the “Tour of Colorado,” shunning the longer name for one that better captured the essence of the race.

Now, just months after the collapse of the Pro Challenge, professional cycling is back in the state, potentially under that very name.

The four-day “Tour of Colorado stage” race is set for Aug. 10-13, 2017, according to the race calendar released by the Union Cycliste Internationale, the world governing body for cycling. It’ll be part of the UCI Americas Tour, as will the Commonwealth Cycling Classic to be held Aug. 24-27 in Richmond, Va.

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One thought on ““Tour of Colorado” pro cycling race set for August 2017

  1. Can’t recall the name, but for years I recall reading the story behind why there was never an official “Tour of Colorado”, why the USA Pro Challenge didn’t use the name. I’m guessing someone finally decided the name was valuable enough it was worth paying off the guy who owned the rights to it… or perhaps his rights expired (don’t even know if that’s possible).

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