Organizers of the Dead Dog Classic bicycle race have announced that pro cyclist Joanne Kiesanowski from New Zealand will race in next weekend’s competition. Currently ranked 11th in the world, the Nobili Rubinetterie rider and has been training in Colorado Springs for the upcoming Giro d’Italia Femminile. Kiesanowski is looking forward to the challenging high altitude racing and the climbs that the race offers, saying that it should be perfect preparation for her upcoming multi-day race in Italy.
The Dead Dog Classic has been held in and around Laramie, Wyoming, for 17 years. The road race through the Snowy Range Mountains will be held on Saturday, 25 July, with a criterium and a time trial to follow the next day.
This year the Dead Dog Classic is part of the American Cycling Association’s Rocky Mountain Cup Race series as well as their Seniors/Masters Best All Around Rider and Best All Around Team Competitions. Additional information on the race can be found at www.deaddogclassic.com