August 16-19, Vail, Colorado, Road - 2.HC

The 2018 Colorado Classic will take place August 16-19 with two stages in Vail and two in Denver.

The four-day 2.HC race starts with a 103.2km circuit race on Thursday, followed on Friday by the 15.8km Vail Pass Time Trial. Saturday sees the peloton tackle the 'queen' stage, a 161.9km test that traverses Lookout Mountain, Cragmont Drive and Indian Hills before the finish back in Denver. The final stage is a 114km circuit race in downtown Denver.

Teams ready to take the start line on August 16 include WorldTour squads Trek-Segafredo, EF Education First-Drapac, Mitchelton-Scott and LottoNL-Jumbo.

BMC Racing's Manuel Senni, who moved to Bardiani-CSF this year, won the inaugural edition in 2017 ahead of Serghei Tvetcov (Jelly Belly-Maxxis) and Alex Howes (Cannondale-Drapac).

 

2017 final general classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Manuel Senni (Ita) BMC Racing Team12:00:35 
2Serghei Tvetcov (Rom) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis0:00:15 
3Alex Howes (USA) Cannondale-Drapac0:00:31 
4TJ Eisenhart (USA) Holowesko-Citadel p/b Hincapie Sportswear0:00:33 
5Peter Stetina (USA) Trek-Segafredo0:00:44 
6Sepp Kuss (USA) Rally Cycling0:01:05 
7Brent Bookwalter (USA) BMC Racing Team0:02:16 
8Miguel Benito (Spa) Caja Rural-Seguros RGA0:02:19 
9Vegard Stake Laengen (Nor) UAE Team Emirates0:02:21 
10Travis McCabe (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team0:02:22 

 

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