The 2006 CapTech Classic will be held in downtown Richmond, VA, USA on Thursday, June 1. The race is entering its fourth year and will continue its tradition of twilight racing on a Thursday evening. "The move to a Thursday night worked quite well for the event last year," said Tim Miller, the event's director. "We attracted far more spectators in 2005 than in previous years, and successfully created an after-work party in the heart of downtown Richmond."
This year's CapTech Classic is one week later than last year, placing the event at the height of the U.S. cycling spring calendar. Riders will encounter the same course as last year, a 1.2 mile, spectator-friendly circuit that provides 125 feet of climbing and eight turns per lap as it makes it way through the heart of the city.
"Richmond has a history as one of the very best pro cycling venues in North America," said Gerard Bisceglia, CEO of USA Cycling. "The CapTech Classic is one of the premier races of its kind, providing our athletes with a challenging course and the spectators with all of the excitement of a world class bike race."