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Road Bike Time Trial

CLASSIC COURSE – CLASSIC SETTING

Break out the spandex. It’s time for both recreational and hardcore road cyclists to tackle this quintessential uphill ride. 

*NEW FOR 2019* – Additional opportunities to win prize money through 2 timed KOM/QOM stages within the course!

Sunday, June 9

9:30am

IMPORTANT: Registration for this event closes Saturday, June 8 at 6pm

Competitors of all ages and abilities will be able to race on the original Time Trial course ridden by legendary riders such as Greg LeMond and Bernard Hinault back in the late 1980’s. Andy Hampsten’s long standing course record of 26:33.43 set during the 1987 Coors Classic was broken at the 2008 Mountain Games by Benjamin Day (25:48) and Chris Baldwin (26:29). Will the new course record stand the test of time?

Times
Sunday, June 9

Open – 9:30am
Masters 35+ – 9:30am
Masters 45+ – 9:30am
Beginners – 9:30am
Juniors – 9:30am

IMPORTANT: Registration for this event closes Saturday, June 8 at 6pm. Athletes must check-in by 9:30am on Sunday, June 9 at main event Registration in Golden Peak.

RACE CATEGORIES:

Men & Women – Open
Men & Women – Masters 35+
Men & Women – Masters 45+
Men – Masters 55+
Men & Women – Beginner
Men & Women – Juniors (17 & under)

COMPETITION:
  • Athletes must enter the race start area from Vail Valley Drive (East end of the Vail Village parking structure).
  • Final start times will be assigned by category and posted on the event website by 9:00 pm on Saturday, June 8. Athletes are responsible to know their own start time and check-in at the start at least 15 minutes prior to their start time.
  • Athletes who miss their assigned start time may still compete, but the clock will have started at the assigned time rather than actual start time (ex: Rider’s start time is 11:00 am, but they show up at 11:05 am. They will be allowed to start, but their time will be based on the 11:00 am assigned start).
  • Racers will be sent out in (30) second intervals (Open Categories may be slotted in (1) minute intervals). Start times will be determined according to category, how many people are in your category and the date when registered.
  • The course is open to traffic, so be aware of vehicles at all times for safety.
  • There will be absolutely no drafting behind any riders which are being overtaken or have been passed, riders must swing out of any slipstream from a rider they are overtaking at least ten yards previous to a pass. Any observed violation will result in disqualification.
  • All racers are required to ride within the cones, which will form a “racing lane” while turning right off the North Frontage Road, riding under the I-70 overpass, then making the left hand turn onto Bighorn Road which takes you through East Vail. You must slow down to negotiate this portion of the course, and stay alert as this is a busy intersection.
  • Riders who have completed the course and are returning to Vail must remain as far right as reasonably possible and not exceed 25 mph. This is a safety precaution as a blow-out at high speeds could result in loss of control of a bike and a potential collision.
  • NEW FOR 2019:
    1. 2 Timed KOM/QOM Stages within the course – an additional opportunity to win prize money! Might not be the fastest up the pass but think you have what it takes to be KOM/QOM? Register and train, and $100 gift card per stage could be yours!
    2. Please note, all participants must pick up their transponder at the start and deposit it at the finish. Participants who fail to return it after the event may be subject to a penalty fee.
LOCATION:

Start line is on the Eastern end of East Meadow Drive in Vail Village in front of Vail Mountain Lodge & Spa.

Rules

PRICE

REGISTRATION LAUNCH // February 6 – April 5, 2019
$45

EARLY BIRD // April 6 – May 27, 2019
$50

EVENT PRICING // May 28 – June 9, 2019
$60


PAYOUT

TOTAL PURSE: $7,000

MEN – (Overall – Pro/Open)
1st – $2,000
2nd – $1,000
3rd – $500

WOMEN – (Overall – Pro/Open)
1st – $2,000
2nd – $1,000
3rd – $500

TIMED STAGE 1
KOM = $100 Sweet Protection or Craniologie Gift Card
QOM = $100 Sweet Protection or Craniologie Gift Card

TIMED STAGE 2
KOM = $100 Sweet Protection or Craniologie Gift Card
QOM = $100 Sweet Protection or Craniologie Gift Card


PRIZES

First place male and female Pro/Open category finishers will win a YETI Panga 50!

Price & Prizes
RACE START:

East Meadow Drive near the Covered Bridge in Gear Town