Women's-only Colorado Classic a game-changer? – Podcast Women's Edition

Colorado Classic, Golden, Stage 3
Riders take off for the start of stage 3 in Golden at the 2019 Colorado Classic (Image credit: Jonathan Devich)

Colorado Classic organisers haven't been shy about trying new ways to make bicycle racing work in the Centennial State, first pairing their 2.HC men's race and US national calendar women's race with a concert in a 'Velorama' with big-named stars they hoped would attract cross-over fans.

For this year, however, the Velorama was gone and organisers made the unorthodox move of shedding the men's event and investing their funds in a women's-only UCI 2.1 race. Four stages took the international peloton from Steamboat to Avon and Golden before the finale in downtown Denver in the shadow of Coors Stadium.

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