Colorado Classic continuing with plans for 2020 race amid pandemic

The overall top three celebrate on stage 4 of the 2019 Colorado Classic
The overall top three celebrate on stage 4 of the 2019 Colorado Classic (Image credit: Jonathan Devich/

Despite the cancellation of events nationwide, the organisers of the Colorado Classic presented by VF Corporation continue to plan to hold the four-stage race from August 27-30. Preparing to hold a mass-start event while the coronavirus pandemic is not only not under control, but having a second surge in areas of the US has been a challenge, RMP Events CEO Lucy Diaz and her team remain committed to holding the race and supporting the women's peloton.

Stages are planned for Snowmass Village, Avon, Boulder and Denver, further complicating getting approval for holding the race. It has taken numerous video conferences and phone calls to coordinate with the governor of Colorado, the various municipalities and counties to organise the race in the time of COVID-19.

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Laura Weislo
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Laura Weislo has been with Cyclingnews since 2006 after making a switch from a career in science. As Managing Editor, she coordinates coverage for North American events and global news. As former elite-level road racer who dabbled in cyclo-cross and track, Laura has a passion for all three disciplines. When not working she likes to go camping and explore lesser traveled roads, paths and gravel tracks. Laura specialises in covering doping, anti-doping, UCI governance and performing data analysis.