Coming off a record setting 2005, the Wyoming, USA's 18th "nearly annual" Dead Dog Classic Memorial Stage Race will have a slightly different look this year. In addition to the very tough Snowy Range Road Race and the Historic Downtown Laramie Criterium, the time trial has been moved to a more challenging location. Starting at 8888 feet elevation on the I-80 service road 11 miles east of Laramie, the new 10 mile long course is the highest altitude "flat" time trial in the United States.
Last year the Dead Dog Classic reached a milestone with over 300 riders taking part in the difficult race sponsored by the Laramie Bicycling Network and sanctioned by the American Cycling Association. Nationally known racers Mike Creed (Discovery Channel) and Phil Zajicek (Navigators) were bested by local racing sensation Clayton Barrows (RMCEF) for the overall win. On the women's side of the event, world ranked Jo Kiesanowski (Rubinetterie) dominated.
The Snowy Range Road Race has been improved this year with the addition of another neutral feed zone near the 10800 foot Snowy Range Summit. Feed zone number one has also been repositioned to a point higher up the mountain to provide maximum benefit for the racers.
More detailed information on the race may be found at www.deaddogclassic.com