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Boulder-Roubaix postponed

Boulder-Roubaix on dirt roads

Boulder-Roubaix on dirt roads (Image credit: Rob Karman)

The 'epic' Colorado road race, Boulder Roubaix, which was scheduled to run April 7th has been postponed due to unsafe weather. Race promoters announced a new date of April 14th for the race, which is held on a 8.6 mile course consisting of 75% hard-pack dirt roads designed to simulate the challenging conditions faced by European professionals in the infamous 'Hell of the North', Paris-Roubaix.

Race officials were concerned that low temperatures and snow or freezing rain would cause large numbers of riders to get hypothermia, and that they would not have the medical resources to deal with such a scenario. Race director Derek Nichol said that a recent Boulder race held in warmer temperatures had a few riders coming down with hypothermia, and that it was too risky to hold the event in temperatures just barely above or at freezing.

Nichol was disappointed with the change, which will mean several big names missing out on the race now that the date overlaps with Sea Otter and the days right before Tour de Georgia. "The top finishers from last year were all going to be there - Scott Moninger, Chris Baldwin... and Tom Danielson was going to race. It's a shame - I was hoping to see them all going for it out there... we'll still have 500-600 riders next week, though."

For more information including schedule and directions visit www.dbcevents.com.

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