What’s Happening in Road Racing from Colorado Cycling

“Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these coureurs from the swift completion of their appointed laps.” Or something like that. Isn’t that the cyclist’s creed? It certainly got put to the test last weekend in Littleton. Plenty of rain and some delays, but in the end all of the events took place. Thanks Chip Brunk and Physio Racing for once again putting on the biggest criterium in the state. It was part of the USA Crits series, and as such brought top pro riders in from around the country. 

The Pro Men’s race came down to a field sprint as usual. Cory Williams (L3GION of LA) took the win over Thomas Gibbons (Automatic Racing) and Tyler Williams (L3GION of LA). The top Colorado rider was Noah Granigan (Wildlife Generation) in 4th.

The Pro Women’s race also finished in a field sprint with Skylar Schneider (L3GION of LA) taking the win over our own Olivia Cummins (LUX) and Harriet Owen (Instafund Racing). Great job all.

Photo galleries from:

Brent Murphy: https://www.brentmurphyphoto.com/2021-Road-Racing/2021-07-31-Littleton-Twilight-Criterium

Ryan Muncy: https://ryanmuncyphotography.smugmug.com/2021-Littleton-Twilight-Criterium/i-7dRJcKv

Colorado had plenty of amateur categories represented, so let’s congratulation the winners:
  • Mack Dorf (Team Colorado) – SM 3
  • Dom Repucci — SM 4
  • Thomas Ziolkowski — SM 5
  • Mel Dorman — SW 3
  • Kelly Hoose (Physio Racing) — SW 4
  • Emily De Jong (PAA Cycling) — SW 5
  • Anne Donley (Wingman Smart Energy) — MW 40+
  • Sue Lloyd (Hammer Racing) — MW 50+
  • Carlos Casali (Franco Factory Racing) — MM 40+ 1-2-3
  • Tyler Peterson (First City Cycling) — MM 40+3
  • Donald Dority (Scheels Colorado Racing) — MM 40+4
  • Patrick Warner (Stages) — MM 50+ 1-2-3
  • Scott Hogg (Modern Market Racing) — MM 50+4

Congratulations all you champions. You can see all of the results here.

Upcoming Events
Wednesday, August 4th — P2P Criterium Series at Table Mountain #7
Only four more weeks of racing in Golden. That is 4 more chances to earn your midweek bragging rights.
Saturday, August 7th — Pikes Peak Hill Climb
This has just been a “climberful” month of racing, but it is not over until it is over. This is the last in our long tradition of hill climbs. And, it is one of two 14’ers that Colorado Cyclists are lucky enough to have to enjoy/test themselves on. And, with start times as early as they are, everyone can get home in time to enjoy a full Saturday of family activities.
Wednesday, August 11th — P2P Criterium Series at Table Mountain #8
Business is booming out in Golden. Only three weeks left, so this is one of your chances to show your stuff at this popular race.
Saturday, August 14th — Fountain RR — Senior State Championships
The Senior RR championships come to Fountain, CO! Using a 40 mile loop, the race is 80 miles for many of the categories and 40 for the rest. Besides the seniors, there is a full slate of masters races on the docket. If you missed it last spring, this is your chance to check out a new course. We start at 9 AM and should be all wrapped up by noon. Plenty of time to get home and enjoy the weekend. Thanks Barry Lee and Black Swift for making this happen. Seniors, this is your shot at the jersey.
Register here! Registration closes Thursday, August 12 at 11:59 PM
Wednesday, August 18th — P2P Criterium Series at Table Mountain #9
This is the penultimate Wednesday for this series.
Saturday, August 21st — Rally Sport Lyons to Jamestown Time Trial
Barry Lee just loves the little town of Lyons, as we all do. This year, Lyons is back on the cycling map with a two-day event. Saturday is the Lyons to Jamestown TT.
Sunday, August 22nd – Rally Sport Peak to Peak Road Race
Back again after the Covid year off, the race takes you from the town of Lyons up the Peak to Peak Hwy all the way to Nederland, a cool little town that just loves athletes. Come on up and join the festivities.
Wednesday, August 25th — P2P Criterium Series Grand Finale
This is it — the last one of the series. Race Director Jon Heidemann always has some good stuff to end the series, so you won’t want to miss out.
Sunday, August 29th — Thunderbird Road Race — Junior and Master State RR Championships
While we have enjoyed a very full season so far, it has not been easy for race directors in this Covid era. Thank you so much to COS Racing for sticking with the permitting process at the academy and getting this one on the books. The AFA course is a perfect state championship course, and we are thrilled to be back in action there in August.
Register here! Registration closes Saturday, August 28th at 10 AM.
Saturday, August 28 – Sunday, August 29th — Pagan Pedal Collegiate MTB
The collegiate MTB season is upons us, and it all starts at the end of the month in Crested Butte. We will have 200-250 athletes each weekend, so it should be a huge great time. thanks Western University for launching the season. Saturday will be a XC and DH. Sunday will be a
Attention collegiate athletes, this season there will be NO DAY OF registration for any of the collegiate events. If you want to race, you need to sign up via BikeReg.com prior to the deadline. There will also be no one-day licenses allowed. You must have a USA Cycling annual license. Getting that may not be a quick and easy process, so please start now!
Registration is openand closes Thursday, August 26 at 5 PM.

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