April 8, 2017
Tour of Colorado Series
April 7, 2017
Colorado Springs, CO
Anthem Sports and Sand Creek Sports, Inc., both of Colorado, announce a partnership to organize the Tour of Colorado cycling series beginning in 2017.
Long-time Colorado event organizer Sand Creek Sports of Colorado Springs, owner of the "Tour of Colorado" trade name in the State of Colorado, and Anthem Sports organizers of the popular Tour of the Battenkill in New York State - are collaborating on this new series of Pro/Am road & gravel cycling events, beginning with the inaugural Lead-Breck gran fondo presented by Pb Brewery on July 15, 2017 in Leadville, pending local approvals.
Floyd's of Leadville - a new Colorado company founded by former professional Floyd Landis - is the 2017-18 title sponsor of the series.
Each event in the series will feature challenging road and gravel courses followed by food, beverage, & livemusic at many of the craft breweries & scenic small cities & towns across the state of Colorado.
Additional events are to be announced for late 2017 and 2018.
The race formally listed on the UCI 2017 International Calendar as the, "Tour of Colorado"
is now, "The Colorado Classic."
Go to http://www.coloradoclassic.com/
Sand Creek Sports President Andy Bohlmann is enthusiastic about the new partnership.
"Colorado is an amazing place for cycling and I am happy to showcase the state as we partner with AnthemSports in this new series under the Tour of Colorado name. I have loved organizing Tour of Colorado events
in the past and I am glad that this new series of the same name will serve the cycling community and some of the cities and towns that have supported us in the past."
Dieter Drake, President of Anthem Sports,
is looking forward to the new event series.
"Sand Creek Sports has been a great
steward of this epic brand and we hope the new Tour of Colorado brings energy to cycling in the State of Colorado. With so many different landscapes, interesting cities and
towns, and great people across the state we're confident that our mission to bring cycling, tourism, and commerce to our host communities will be met, beginning in Leadville, of course, which already has experience and a rich history of hosting endurance sports events."
For more information, including volunteer opportunities, host town inquiries, registration, expo,and sponsorship information, see the event website.