The peloton is beginning to take shape for the inaugural Colorado Stage International Cycle Classic as eight teams have currently accepted invitations to compete in the three-stage road bike race from August 22-24. The full Colorado Stage field will include a total of 15 teams.
Heading the list of teams to date is Team High Road, with another two ProTour teams expected to enter. "We are truly excited with Team High Road's decision to participate in the inaugural Colorado Stage International Cycle Classic," said Michael Imhof, Vice President of Operations and Sales for the Vail Valley Foundation. "They represent our first ProTour team to commit and their riders are some of the best in the world."
The remainder of the field will be comprised of Pro Continental and Continental teams. In addition to High Road, other teams that have accepted Colorado Stage invitations include Pro Continental Teams BMC and Slipstream Chipotle, as well as Continental Teams Bissell Pro Cycling, Colavita/Sutter Home, Jittery Joe's, Tecos and Toyota-United Pro.
Additional editorial assistance provided by Susan Westemeyer.