Velorama is CANCELLED for 2019. Pro bicycle racing has returned with the 2018 Colorado Classic. The second stage of the race is a time trial for men and women in and around Vail today, followed by a weekend in Denver. There is no other sport where spectators get as close to the action as road racing, where fans line the course and watching the men and women fly past is a FREE adrenaline rush.
Fans can catch the action from nearly anywhere along the course over the four days of racing, but Race Rally Points are some of the best spots where spectators can partake in the frenzy of race action during each stage in Vail and Denver.
Also, numerous restaurants, small businesses, clubs and organizations set up Community Rally Points along each route and welcome spectators to join their high-energy cheering sections. Click here for details.
Velorama is CANCELLED for 2019.
Today’s legendary time trial up Vail Pass starts at 10 a.m. for the women and noon for the men at Mountain Plaza in Vail Village.
Tomorrow, Saturday, August 18, the action is all on the Front Range, as the men launch at 10:30 a.m. for the 100-mile (161.9k) Queen’s Stage that includes 8,133 feet of climbing. The route takes racers west past Coors Field on 29th and 32nd avenues to Golden, over Lookout Mountain for the king of the mountain stage, through iconic Red Rocks Park and on to Evergreen, where they hit the highpoint KOM at Cragmont Drive, and a final KOM through Indian Hills before making their way over Dinosaur Ridge for a furious sprint from Wheat Ridge High School to the finish at Velorama. Starting at 12:30 p.m., the women race an exciting timed criterium (50 minutes plus five laps) around the activity-filled Velorama Festival.
On Sunday, it’s all Denver, where cyclists lap a 9.1-mile (14.6k) circuit course from the Velorama Festival in RiNo to City Park via 17th Ave. The women begin at 10 a.m. for a four-lap circuit totaling 34.8 miles (55.2k), followed by the men’s eight-lap finale totaling 71.2 miles (114.8k) at 12:15 p.m. Be there!