Colorado Classic Vail | Vail Valley Foundation

Colorado Classic Vail

Some of the best men and women’s pro bicycle racers in the world converge on Vail for the first two stages of the 2018 Colorado Classic on August 16 and 17. The UCI-sanctioned 2.HC race will challenge riders with a thrilling circuit through town and time trial up Vail pass. Fans can also enjoy a companion music and cycling festival in town. The event moves to Denver August 18-19 for the final two stages.

FULL RESULTS

Stage 1: Circuit Race through Vail Village

Thursday, August 16
Mountain Plaza in Vail, CO
Women’s Start Time: 10:00 AM
Men’s Start Time: 12:15 PM

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Women’s Podium:
1. Rebecca Wiasak
2. Lex Albreht
3. Kendall Ryan

Men’s Podium:
1. Gage Hecht
2. Travis McCabe
3. Joe Lewis

FULL DETAILS  FULL RESULTS

 

Stage 2: TIME-TRIAL

Friday, August 17
Mountain Plaza in Vail, CO
Women’s Start Time: 10:00 AM
Men’s Start Time: 12:30 PM

Women’s Podium:
1. Katherine Hall
2. Leah Thomas
3. Gillian Ellsay

Men’s Podium:
1. Gavin Mannion
2. Serghei Tvetcov
3. Hugh Carthy

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FULL DETAILS  FULL RESULTS

Please visit our FAQ section below for more information on spectator access and local road closures.

We invite you to take a few hours off on Thursday and Friday to join us along the race routes to witness some of the best male and female cyclists in the world take over Vail Village. Race spectating is 100% FREE and family-friendly.

Please note that parking and road access will be limited during these two days. We advise spectators to utilize the biking trails throughout the valley to access the races and festivities by bike OR take advantage of modified bus routes.

For the most up-to-date bus and parking information, please visit:

buses.coloradoclassicvail.com

AND

parking.coloradoclassicvail.com

 

BUS ROUTES:

Stage 1: August 16 (9AM – 3PM)

  • Sandstone will have normal service
  • In-Town and Golf Course buses will not operate
  • West Vail Red & Green are being re-routed
  • East Vail will have modified service every 30 minutes
  • A FREE express ECO bus will run from Edwards from 9 am – 5pm every 15 minutes on this day.

Stage 2: August 17 (9AM – 3PM)

  • Sandstone will have normal service
  • In-Town will run from the top of Vail Transportation Center to Lionshead
  • Golf Course buses will not operate
  • West Vail Red & Green have normal service
  • East Vail will have modified service every 30 minutes

In addition to the race excitement, the Vail Valley Foundation and Town of Vail will also be hosting 35+ expo partners and the following ancillary activities:

Whistle Pig Vail Gravel Fondo

a participatory ride on August 17

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Whistle Pig Vail CONCERTS

back-to-back concerts with the Jerry Garcia Birthday Band on August 17 & 18 at the iconic Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

SORRY, WE BOTH SHOWS ARE SOLD OUT!

FESTIVAL EXPO PARTNERS

303 Project
Allied
Almresi
Bianchi
Boa Tec
Canyon
Casio
Centura
Cirque Mtn
Clipped In
Colorado National Guard
David Gonzalez Art
Drop an F Bomb
Education
ElevenPine
Endurance Company
First Bank
Frontier
Gorsuch
HealthAde
Hi Dow
Jelly Belly
Kenda
Normatec
Pearl Izumi
Pinarello
Primal
Rapid Reboot
Renewal by Anderson
Rocky Mtn Taco
RX Bar
Save our Soles
Segafredo
Skratch
Vail Resorts
Vita Coco
Yakima

We are actively searching for volunteers for both stages of the Colorado Classic pro cycling event.

Cheer on your favorite riders from right in the heart of the action while volunteering for the Colorado Classic Vail stages. Junior Volunteers (8-18 years old) are welcome.

VOLUNTEER

BONUS: All Volunteers will receive this one-of-a-kind Colorado Classic Vail Hat from Cirque Mtn Apparel!

Colorado Classic Community Hospitality Package

Sorry! We are currently SOLD OUT of our VIP Packages. 

Experience pro-cycling in style with access to our hospitality lounge in the heart of Colorado Classic Vail’s races and festivities! Limited spaces are available for business and individual packages including the following:

  • Two (2) Colorado Classic Vail Event VIP tickets per race day (4 total tickets) on August 16 & 17, 2018.
  • Two (2) comp athlete entries for the August 17, 2018 Whistle Pig Vail Gran Fondo event
  • Two (2) lawn tickets for the August 17 and August 18 Jerry Garcia Birthday Band concert performances at the GRFA (4 total tickets)
  • Two (2) drink tickets per night at the GRFA Jerry Garcia Birthday Band concerts

$2000 per package  SOLD OUT

Course Maps

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Everything you need to know regarding the Colorado Classic Vail.

The Colorado Classic pro cycling tour will provide excitement, energy, economic benefits and global marketing for our resort town when it arrives Aug 16-17 in Vail. The event is part of a 4-day tour which includes two days of racing Aug. 18-19 in Denver. The event also coincides with headliner music at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater Aug. 17-18, as well as expos and ancillary events throughout.

  • Day 1 (Aug 16) is a men’s and women’s circuit race through Vail Village.
  • Day 2 (Aug 17) is a men’s and women’s time trial up Vail Pass.

The event then moves to Denver for two days of racing, concerts, and more Aug. 18-19


Pro cycling in in Vail’s DNA – has been and likely always will be a part of life in the Town of Vail, and it is a significant reason why Vail summers are well-known throughout the world. Therefore, pro cycling is an economic pillar of our community.

The Colorado Classic is continuing a heritage of pro cycling that began in 1975 with the Red Zinger race which became the Coors Classic.


Yes! We are actively searching for volunteers for both stages of the Colorado Classic pro cycling event.

Cheer on your favorite riders from right in the heart of the action while volunteering for the Colorado Classic Vail stages. Junior Volunteers (8-18 years old) are welcome.

Learn more and reserve your spot as a Colorado Classic Vail stage volunteer here.


The Colorado Classic races will create temporary road closures from 9 am – 3 pm in select neighborhoods during the race window. Emergency ingress/egress, including access to Vail Health hospital, will always be allowed but there will be delays with guests or homeowners getting in and out of their hotels, condos or homes in non-emergency situations.


ROAD CLOSURES:
Stage 1 | August 16 | 9am-3pm
  • South Frontage Road West between East Lionshead Circle and the Conoco Service Station
  • Westhaven Drive at South Frontage Road West
  • Forest Road from Rockledge Road to South Frontage Road West
  • All of Rockledge Road
  • Vail Road between South Frontage Road and Forest Road
  • Vail Road from Gore Creek Drive to Mill Creek Tunnel
  • All of East Meadow Drive
  • All of Gore Creek Drive (Includes all points east of Vail Valley Drive, including Vail Trails Condos, All Seasons Condos and Texas Townhomes)
  • NO access to Hanson Ranch Road
  • All of Vail Valley Drive
  • All of Chalet Road
  • All of Ptarmigan Road
  • All of Eagle’s Nest Circle
  • All of Homestake Circle
  • All of Hornsilver Circle/Cabin Circle
  • All of Springhill Lane
  • All of Golf Terrace
  • NO access to Mill Creek Circle
  • South Frontage Road East from Vail Valley Drive (Blue Cow Chute) to Vail Valley Drive (Pulis Bridge)
Stage 2 | August 17 | 9am-3pm
  • Vail Road to Gore Creek Drive, from entrance to Mill Creek Tunnel
  • All of Gore Creek Drive
  • South Frontage Road East from Vail Road to Vail Valley Drive (Blue Cow Chute), is subject to closure pending parking needs
  • Vail Valley Drive from Gore Creek Drive to South Frontage Road East
  • Portions of South Frontage Road East from Vail Valley Drive (Blue Cow Chute) to Vail Valley Drive (Pulis Bridge) – westbound traffic only
  • South Frontage Road East from Vail Valley Drive (Pulis Bridge), east to Bighorn Road
  • NO access to Aspen Lane/Booth Creek Drive, Bald Mountain/Manns Ranch Roads, Booth Falls Road or Katsos Ranch Road
  • Interstate 70 180 (East Vail) Interchange, full closure in both directions
  • NO eastbound traffic on Bighorn Road, which is closed at all East Vail intersections (Only open to neighborhood emergency traffic, westbound only)

For more detailed and up to date information on race day road closures, visit roads.coloradoclassicvail.com


During the Colorado Classic races there will be modifications to parking and  bus schedules and routes during the race window, from 9 am – 3 pm each day.


BUS ROUTES:
Stage 1 | August 16 | 9am-3pm
  • Sandstone will have normal service
  • In-Town and Golf Course buses will not operate
  • West Vail Red & Green are being re-routed
  • East Vail will have modified service every 30 minutes
  • A FREE express ECO bus will run from Edwards from 9 am – 5pm every 15 minutes on this day.
Stage 2 | August 17 | 9am-3pm
  • Sandstone will have normal service
  • In-Town will run from the top of Vail Transportation Center to Lionshead
  • Golf Course buses will not operate
  • West Vail Red & Green have normal service
  • East Vail will have modified service every 30 minutes

For more detailed information on the modified bus schedule for both days, visit buses.coloradoclassicvail.com


NO CHANGES TO EMERGENCY SERVICES

Emergency services will have full access to race areas during both race stages.


PARKING:
Stage 1 | August 16 | 9am-3pm
  • Lionshead parking structure will be closed
    between 9 am and 3 pm, no vehicles can enter or exit.
  • Vail Village parking structure will be open, but will fill up fast.
  • There will be designated overflow parking areas along frontage roads.
Stage 2 | August 17 | 9am-3pm
  • The Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures will be open as usual during Stage 2.
  • There will also be designated overflow parking areas along frontage roads.
For more information on designated parking areas, visit

NO CHANGES TO
EMERGENCY SERVICES

Emergency services will have full access to race areas during both race stages.


To access Vail Health Hospital for all emergencies and scheduled appointments:

  • Please utilize South Frontage Road, turning onto East Lionshead Circle and proceeding to West Meadow Drive for the emergency entrance at 181 West Meadow Drive.
  • Complimentary valet parking service is available during daytime hours for all patients and guests. During the race, additional self-parking is available in the west lower level of the Lionshead parking structure (150 designated spaces) with a short walk traveling east along the pathway to the hospital.
  • Any appointments at the Medical Professional Building (US Bank), must also use this same route to West Meadow Drive, proceeding east past the hospital emergency entrance. Turn north into the Medical Professional Building rear entrance driveway where there will also be complimentary valet parking service.
  • Any questions can be directed to the main Vail Health phone number at 970-476-2451.

Yes. Vail Police Dept. Officer Michael Chon will serve as the Colorado Classic neighborhood liaison point of contact, and in the coming months will help residents address special health, emergency, or other transportation needs that may occur during the race window, and will help communicate information and updates to the community. His email address is mchon@vailgov.com and his phone number is 970-306-2466.

To sign up for neighborhood updates in advance of the races, go to vailgov.com/coloradoclassicvail


The Colorado Classic will feature recommended spectator areas that organizers will encourage spectators to gather for ideal viewing and experience. This will significantly minimize spectator presence in neighborhoods.


COMMUNITY PARTNERS

 

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