2010 CTS Summer of Cycling in Colorado Springs

, , | UltraRob | Thursday, January 21st, 2010 at 12:35 pm
Max Plaxton at CTS International Classic

Sand Creek Sports along with Carmichael Training Systems is once again putting on several local bike races this summer. They’ll include races both on and off road. One of them will be very important for national level mountain bikers.

The Sand Creek Series this year is being called the Ascent Cycling Series which will have 4 races held in Palmer Park and Bear Creek Park. The Carmichael Training Systems International Classic will be even bigger this year as a 3 day UCI C2 stage race all at Cheyenne Mountain State Park. There are also plans for a mountain bike race and the Colorado Road Championships at the AFA with a final mountain bike race in Victor.

Schedule and more details about the races are below.

Ascent Cycling Series (MTB)

The Sand Creek Series was long a great way to get started in mountain bike racing or for racers to get some great local training. After a few year hiatus, it’s been back the last couple summers.

  • Saturday, May 22 – Palmer Park
  • Wednesday, June 2 – Bear Creek Terrace
  • Wednesday, June 9 – Bear Creek Terrace
  • Saturday, June 19 – Bear Creek Terrace

Carmichael Training Systems International Classic (MTB)

Official approval was announced today to make the CTS International Classic a 3 day UCI Category 2 stage race July 9 – 11. There will be a $10,000 cash prize list and nearly half of the UCI ranking points available at US mountain bike races this year. All 3 races will be at Cheyenne Mountain State Park.

It is the UCI/USA Cycling Pro XCT Series final, a World Championship Selection race, a 2012 Olympic Team qualification race and Final National Championship qualification race. If that doesn’t bring the top mountain bike Pros to town, I don’t know what will.

Tenative Schedule is

  • July 9 – Stage 1: Late afternoon/evening Time Trial
  • July 10 – Stage 2: Cross Country
  • July 11 – Stage 3: Short Track Cross Country per UCI MTB Criterium rules

Plans are to use the same cross country course as last year. I don’t yet know what the courses will be for the other 2 races but the start/finish is planned to be basically the same for all 3 races. This means the Time Trial and Short Track will be on the lower part of the park and should be easily accessible to spectators.

Rocky Mountain Games of the West and Falcon 100km (MTB)

The Rocky Mountain Games of the West will be held on the Falcon Trail at the Air Force Acacemy on Sunday, August 1. Along with this race, there will be an option for endurance racers to do 100km. That works out to 4 laps of the trail

Sand Creek Sports Colorado Senior Road Championships

The Colorado Senior Road Championships are planned to held at the Air Force Academy on Sunday, August 15. They are waiting on final approval from the Air Force Academy.

Tour of Victor

The Tour of Victor is a planned 50 mile mountain bike race on Saturday, September, 18 in Victor. At this point it seems pretty tentative but the race is late in the year so there’s plenty of time for it to get finalized.

UltraRob

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