The Indonesian performance bicycle brand , Wdnsdy, returns to compete in the most prestigious women’s racing event on the American continent: Colorado Classic. Ridden by Point S-Nokian stars, chartreuse AJ1 bicycles will compete in four stages, August 22-25.
Colorado Classic has officially become the most prestigious women’s race in America. Traditionally, the state of Colorado is one of the most ” cycling ” states in America. There are many mountains and heights there, making it the basis for many teams and racers.
The most prestigious competitions are often held there, continuing to change shape to become the “Colorado Classic” in 2017. Initially for men and women, and in 2019 it was decided to be a special race for women.
Thus, this is the biggest race in America focused on women. As many as 16 best women’s teams were chosen to compete here. Both UCI and national levels. One goal: Selecting the United States mainstay for the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
With this new strategy specifically for women, RPM Events Group as the organizer hopes Colorado Classic can have a more precise impact.
“We love to race men. We are proud of what we have done in the last few years. I think we are quite innovative. But our ability to make an impact through men’s races is minimal. And our potential to make an impact on women’s race globally, we think it will be dramatic, “said Ken Gart, chairman of the RPM, as reported by the Denver Post .
In total there are 96 racers competing, six for each team. The racers represented a total of 20 countries.
They followed four stages, each stage centered in one city ( circuit race ). This Thursday (August 22, Friday morning WIB) begins in Steamboat Springs, then continues to Avon, Golden, and then closes in Denver. The first two stages are classified as ascending stages, the last two stages are classified as sprints .
From the 16 participating teams, there are some that are classified as the world’s best women’s team. Like Canyon-SRAM, Hagens-Berman / Supermint, and last year’s champion Rally-UHC. There is also the United States National Team.
For Point S Auto / Nokian Tire (Point S-Nokian) and Wdnsdy bikes, this is the second time getting an invitation to participate. Last year, this team was able to enter the top ten times several times .
Molly Cameron, manager of Point S-Nokian, said she couldn’t wait to get back in the most prestigious competition. “Coming after a long journey from Denver to Steamboat Springs, there was plenty of logistics to prepare the team for the Colorado Classic. The bike has been adjusted and cleaned, a new tape bar has been installed, “he said through a social media account. “We have to attend dinner and VIP presentations, press conferences, managers meetings . Wow everything starts soon! “He continued.
For those who are curious about Colorado Classic, all stages of this competition will be aired in full via live streaming . It can be through the official Colorado Classic website, Facebook page and the Colorado Classic YouTube channel , or through the Colorado Classic application.
The S-Nokian Point team and Wdnsdy bikes will be very easily captured on screen. In addition to the color of the bike that the chartreuse lights up, all team racers also wear a jersey from Castelli that is neon yellow in color. (riding bicycle)
Here are 16 Teams of Colorado Classic 2019 Participants
1. United States National Team
2. TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank, AS
3. Swapit / Agolico, Mexico
4. Sho-Air Twenty20, AS
5. Rally-UHC, AS
6. Point S Auto / Nokian Tire, AS
7. Lux/Flexential, AS
8. Hagens-Berman/Supermint, AS
9. Fearless Femme, AS
10. Durango-Specialized-IED, Mexico
11. DNA Pro Cycling, AS
12. Cogeas Mettler Look, Rusia
13. Canyon-SRAM, Germany
14. BePink, Italy
15. Amy D. Foundation, AS
16. ALP Cycles Racing, AS
Schedule Colorado Classic 2019
Etape 1 – Steamboat Springs, 22 Agustus
Distance 85.6 km, 1,272 m total climbing