About the race

The Denver Post - - SPORTS - He­len H. Richard­son, The Den­ver Post

Six­teen men’s and 15 women’s teams are par­tic­i­pat­ing in the four­day event, which brings world-class bi­cy­cle rac­ing back to Colorado af­ter the demise of the USA Pro Chal­lenge. The men are rac­ing 313 miles over four days with 21,587 feet of climb­ing. The women are rac­ing 70.4 miles over two days while climb­ing 5,890 feet.

Friday

It’ sa day for cir­cuit races ,b egin­ning and endin gi nd own­town Breck­en­ridge while in­cor­po­ratin ga no­to­ri­ously bru­tal as­cen ton Moonstone Road and a steep de­scen ti nI lli­nois Gulch. The wome nw ill race 32m iles (fiv ela ps) from 11 a.m .u ntil about 12:25 p.m. with 3,660 feet of climb­ing. The me nf ollo wf ro m2p .m .to 4:40 p.m., rac­ing 64m iles (10 laps )w ith 7,320 feet of climb­ing.

Place to watch: Moonstone Road.

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